Chelsea Ragan       
Black Mountain, NC 
Artist, Illustrator and Curator

I’m an illustrator, baker, mother of two and thrift store junkie. After having kids I was at a crossroad in my creative journey. I realized I was always striving to communicate and then I found illustration and found a home.
I make handmade paper cut collages of vintage nostalgia, americana, folk and color blocking fun.

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

Education :
MFA - Mount Royal School of Art / MICA
BFA  - Painting / University of Georgia.

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

Grants + Fellowships :
2013  Vermont Studio Center
2012  Launching Art in Baltimore
2010  Maryland Institute College of Art