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Laguna Blanca High School, Santa Barbara, Ca:  graduated 1995

University of Oregon, Eugene, Or: 2005 with Bachelor of Science in art


1999  Juried show, Lane Community College, 1st place, Oil Painting, Eugene, Or

2000  Group show, Elevator Exhibition, Oil Paintings, Eugene, Or

2016 Solo show, Puppets and Shadows, Sotheby's Montclair Gallery, Oakland, Ca

2017  Solo, Puppets and Shadows Field Day boutique and gallery, Oakland Ca


Pareidolia Puppet theater

2000  Morpheus Dance

Solo suitcase marionette puppet show with a scrolling backdrop and a live fiddle soundtrack, part of “Circus Discordia” a carnival variety show, Sam Bonds Garage, Eugene, Or


2001  Little Red Ridding Hood

The Grimm's fairy tale Performed at “April Fools or You” Vaudeville variety show, Sam Bonds Garage, Eugene, Or


2002  The Golden Key

shadow puppets staged in old antique vanity, Golden Duck, Eugene, Or


2003  Quincettes Quest

The epic adventures of Quincette, a young woman with a hook for a hand and a taste for adventure, Autonomous Mutant Festival VII, Shasta National Forest, Ca


2006  The Captains Adventure

A marionette sea adventure staged inside of a sea trunk, Experimental electronic music soundtrack by Michael Buchanan, European tour Oakland Ca, Reykjavík, Berlin, Prague, Varna


2007  Hansel and Gretel

 Marionette puppet show, puppet stage dress, “Emerging Illusions Fashion show” DNA lounge, San Francisco, Ca 


2010  The Bluebirds song

Experimental Shadow Marionettes, performed at Katabatik Ghost Ranch, Autonomous Mutant Festival X, Lassen National Park, Ca


2014  Dreamwolves

 Dark gothic romantic tale of werewolves and haunted castles told with marionettes, Summer Solstice Katabatik Camp-out, Stanislaus National Park, Ca


2016  Illuminations, a Zygopetalum projest

Music, dance and video collaboration with Jonathan Bernbaum (videographer/ projectionist), Katabatik camp-out, Stanislaus National Park, Ca


Chelsea Friedman is a painter, photographer, puppet maker,performer, musician, sculptor, dancer, performance artist.