Chris is a multimedia artist living in New York. At an early age, Chalfant won a local award for line drawing which was shown in a city-wide art show. In High School Chalfant represented her school to co-curate the “Come-and-do-it-to-it” interactive art exhibition in a mall with the Akron Art Institute (now Museum.) She received her BA in Music at Kent State and MM at New England Conservatory. Chalfant received an award for composition in 1990 and has had residencies at Atlantic Center with Joan LaBarbara and Music Omi. Chalfant was featured at the Leukerbad International Composers Conference and numerous International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM) conferences where she combined music and art and film.
Early in her career, Chalfant spent much of her time working with dancers, poets, and painters. She did solo work called “sound-movement-poetry” and created numerous performance art pieces. In 1993 Chalfant moved from Cambridge to New York and spent twenty-five years in the Avant-jazz scene, working with Joseph Jarman of Art Ensemble fame. She has a number of recordings as a composer and leader and has performed internationally. Chalfant published “Book of Unstandards” a collection of her original works in 2006 and produced “Looking Through Trees” multimedia project in 2010. Since 2015 Chalfant has focused much of her creative time in composition, photography, and singing gospel music. Chris Chalfant has presented her work in a number of shows at Blue Door Art Center since 2019. You can also check out Chris on Facebook, Youtube, and Spotify.
“After the Storm there is Light” - Photograph
“Look to the Sky” - Photograph
“Love Waits” - Poem