Chelsea Criger

September 1, 2017.

Posted by Jessica Woodrow.

Chelsea Criger // July - August, 2017
Chelsea Criger // July – August, 2017

Chelsea is a visual and installation artist from Michigan, USA, who joined us for the months of July – August 2017. Her work often consists of abstracted patterns, as a presentation of emotion. The process begins with a feeling, and a colour or shape, and then a freedom in what flows to the canvas.

Here at the Fish Factory, Chelsea spent her first month focussed on a colourful mural for our entrance room, as a depiction of feelings of love.

Chelsea Criger // Love Mural

Chelsea Criger // ‘Love’ Mural

Whilst here in Stöðvarfjördur Chelsea spent a lot of time hiking and cycling around the neighbouring fjords, and was always happy to see sheep walking freely in the landscape. She collected wool that she found during her trips, which she later hopes to spin and knit. She also found herself using sheep horns within her work, that she found here at the Factory,  painting visual snap-shots of her experiences and feelings here in Iceland.

Aside from this, Chelsea worked on a series of miniatures, and spent time experimenting with new mediums such as lino print, forming new direction in her practice.

Chelsea Criger // Fish Factory Works

//More of Chelsea’s Artwork//

Check out the interview about her stay here:

Thank you, Chelsea!