- B.F.A., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- M.F.A., University of Oregon
Conceptual art, sculpture, installation, politically engaged art, performance art, zines + artists' books, video art, new media
Classes Taught Recently
Introduction to Sculpture, Concepts in Sculpture, Video Art, Performance Art, Surface Space & Time, Core Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Time-Based Media
Chelsea Couch received an MFA in Studio Art from University of Oregon and a BFA in Painting & Drawing from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Recent solo shows include the exhibition Lucia at Roger W. Rogers Gallery in Salem, OR, What Makes the City Touch Itself Everywhere at Once? at Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR, and Movement of the Hand or Memory of Touch at Stevenson Union Gallery in Ashland, OR, with support from the Oregon Center for the Arts. Other recent exhibition spaces include Viridian Artists in New York City, NY; The White Box, Disjecta, Blackfish Gallery, Private Places, The Portland 'Paraphysical Society in Portland, OR; Linfield Gallery in McMinville, OR; Salem Art Association in Salem, OR; North Santiam Gallery in Albany, OR; and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Tropical Contemporary in Eugene, OR. Awards and Honors include the Precipice Fund on behalf of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' Regranting Program, the Heritage Arts Grant on behalf of the Springfield Arts Commission, and The Georgianne Teller Singer Dean's Graduate Fellowship in Art. Couch has served as a panelist for Oregon State University's Environmental Arts and Humanities Conference, University of Victoria's Indeterminacy: Un\knowing a Body in Space, and University of Nevada's Re/Considering (In)Humanity(ies). Couch is an artist, educator, and curator, teaching at Willamette University as the Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture and Expanded Forms as well as serving on the Curatorial Committee and as an Artist Member with Ditch Projects.