Chelsea Ragan - Illustrator
Black Mountain, NC

Before I was an illustrator I worked in the fine arts making paintings, sculpture, music and installation. I love to create and even created a school. Life is a journey of creation and learning. I’ve been showing art in galleries since the early 2000’s. In the past I have worn many hats including gallery director, professional framer, teacher, executive director and cake decorator.  Below is a cliff note version of some of my journey. Thanks for taking time to learn more about me. 

I am also the Co-Founder of both School of the Alternative and Cut in the Fence.

Education
2012  MICA, MFA Mount Royal School of Art -
Baltimore, MD
2006 University of Georgia, BFA Painting/Drawing - Athens, GA

Professional
Cut In the Fence, Co-Founder
School of the Alternative, Co-Founder
Vagrant Space, Co-Founder

Talks + Workshops
2022 Warren Wilson College / North Carolina
2020 Maryland Institute College of Art/ Maryland
2019 School of the Alternative/ North Carolina
2019 Asheville School/ North Carolina
2018 Hamiltonian Gallery/ Washington DC
2018 Maryland Institute College of Art/ Maryland
2017 School of the Alternative / North Carolina
2017 Salem College/ North Carolina
2017 Wexner Center for the Arts/ Ohio
2016  MoMA/ New York

Awards
2021 World Illustration Awards - Longlist  
2020 ICON / Illustration Academy 
2013 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
2012 Leadership Recognition - MICA
2012 Launching Art in Baltimore - MICA
2011 Graduate Research Grant - MICA
2010 Mount Royal Graduate Scholarship - MICA