Chantel Clausen (She/Her) is a fat artist, a contemporary painter and sculptor, and her current artistic practice focuses heavily on the body: the space it inhabits; the internalized judgements we are all conditioned to believe; the beauty of the body as an aesthetic object, divorced from emotional entanglement. This exploration stems from her own lifelong struggle with body and weight, disability, and mental illness, as well as her reaction to the contemporary “Body Positive” movement and the backlash to that in culture. She resides in Victoria, BC, and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria.
Select Group Exhibitions
2020 – Audain Gallery, “Suggested Service Size” BFA Grad Show, Victoria, BC, Canada (Cancelled due to Covid-19)