Cecilia Chapman was born in San Francisco, California and graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York with a degree in graphic design. She has worked on designs for the Cultural Olympics, the Exploratorium Museum with Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, the Mexican design department Bellas Artes, for fabric companies and in the rubber stamp industry.
Chapman’s work has been exhibited and presented online at: Living With Buildings III (UK), Habitat-Nonstop (Amsterdam), Festival Les Instants Video (Milan), Timespecific (New York), Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival (USA), Cotuit Center for the Arts (Massachusetts), The Line (London Art Fair), 8balltv.club (New York), Immemory Web Awards (USA), Mitte Media Festival (Berlin), Hamburg Primal Uproar, DotsWavesTV (London), Studio44 Film Festival (Stockholm ) ), Magmart Film Festival (Italy), VideoSound Archive (USA), Atticus Review (New York), Utsanga (Italy), Ranger (USA), Die Leere Mitte (Germany), Interalia Magazine (USA), Word for Word (USA), JokerJokerTV (USA), Moving Poems (USA), Houston Literary Review (USA)
In 2006, Chapman began making short films for the Internet. Her interest lies in creating innovative visual languages that integrate design, symbolism and storytelling with experimental imagery, music, text, poetry and asemic writing. She explores connections in communication, consciousness, mythology, culture and themes of power and transformation. Chapman has produced Drone Drama: Music for the Dead, Club Paradise, Planet of Dreams and Astro Pool, multimedia projects that explore how we think and live. She strives to develop a visual (or?) language to communicate with aliens.