Chatenay-Malabry (la vallée aux loups) born, Philly raised, Chicago based artist Chloé Beltran makes their artwork through the process of questioning and challenging their current life and creations. They investigate the connection of different memories and how they are remembered. Whether it is remembered within the body or a consistent thought or collectively within many bodies, guiding each encounter with the world around them. Their work considers the questions, “How do our memories shape our being? How do we access them?” Chloé studied psychology after high school and moved to Chicago, currently completing their Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at the School of the Art Inst. of Chicago.

   They previously mainly worked with oils and charcoal on panel, paper, and canvas. The strong wooden surface provides a sense of support that compliments the fragility of paper.  Similar to Leon Golub’s process of painting, they built layers on the surfaces and pull them apart afterwards.


Currently they are working with sound and text. Making art through these experiences adds moments of rawness and questions involving the spaces we hold and share. Chloé Beltran brings forward a profound level of honesty that invites observers to have a conversation with each piece and reevaluate experiences with their own.

Juried Shows

2018                     Halloween, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2017                     New Directions, Barrett Art Center/DCAA, Poughkeepsie NY

2016                     Portrait, ArtAscent Magazine

2016                     Art for Social Change: Behind the Wall exhibition, Oak Park Art League, Chicago IL

2016                     Wild, ArtAscent Magazine

2016                     Creature Comforts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2015                     Home is Where..., Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL

2014                     Behold the Blossom, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2013                     All Creatures, Beauty Art Gallery, Newtown Square, PA

Group Shows

2018                     Art Walk, Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown PA

2017                     American Theater Company, Chicago IL

2016                     ANALOG RAM, The Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL

2016                     SAIC BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL

2015                     Now Show, Flatiron Arts Building, Chicago, IL



2018 - 2021     Masters of Art in Art Therapy

(In progress)     School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                          BFA - Painting, Writing, and Performance

2014 - 2017       School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


2012 - 2014       Delaware County Community College, Media, PA




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