Chelsea Polk is a multimedia artist from Cleveland, OH. She began her career in cello performance and has since focused on photography, video, audio production, and design. She received an MFA in Multimedia & Audio Production from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and a BFA in Photography & Video from Cleveland Institute of Art. 

Chelsea’s work has been exhibited at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, and The Center for New Media Culture in Riga, Latvia. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA where she works remotely in graphic design and digital marketing. Chelsea is also completing a UX/UI Design Certificate to pivot to User Experience and User Interface Design. 



User Experience/User Interface Design Certificate Program, Springboard


MFA in Multimedia, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA


BFA in Photography + Video, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH



MassArt Masters Thesis Exhibition (pt. 2), Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA

44,320 Mass Art MFA Thesis Show, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA


2nd Year Collective, Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA


Maps of Placelessness (BFA Thesis Show), Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

American Fiber, The Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH


Dissimilarity, Ann & Norman Roulet Student & Alumni Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Peer Show, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH

Waterloo Juried Arts Exhibition, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, OH

NEO Student Show, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Landscapes: Nature and Social Interaction, John F. Seiberling Gallery, Peninsula, OH

70th Annual Student Independent Exhibition, CIA's Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland, OH


Happened Then, Happening Now, Forum Artspace at W. 78th St. Studios, Cleveland, OH


Black Friday Anti-Capitalist Collective, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Tremont, OH


Mystery Chord (2021) *UPCOMING* — Producer & Director

Strawberry Forever (2020) *UPCOMING* — Score

Sink (2019) — Sound Designer

Exordium (2019)Sound Recordist

The Landlord (2019) — Sound Recordist

Awards + Presentations


Lunch on Friday  Lecture Series, 44, 320, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

RIXC Un/Green: Naturally Artificial Intelligences, Lecturer on 44,320, Riga, Latvia 

44,320 Lecture for Jane D. Marsching's Sustainability Studio, Mass Art, Boston, MA

Media Matters Panel for the Continuing Education Department, Mass Art, Boston, MA


RIXC Global Control Art & Science Festival, Presenter on Kemeri Bog, Riga, Latvia


Third Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship for Travel


Joyce Seid ‘77 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Photography, The Cleveland Institute of Art

Prizm Sponsorship Award, 70th Student Independent Exhibition, The Cleveland Institute of Art


Gund Family Scholarship, The Cleveland Institute of Art




public broadcasting of latvia

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