Chella Man is an artist who identifies as Deaf, genderqueer, trans-masculine, Chinese, and Jewish, Chella found: He didn’t have role models to look up to, so he decided to be his own representation. This motto “Be your own representation” would become a pillar of his teachings.

He has given talks all over the country on the intersections of art, disability, queerness, race, and healing. Since leaving high school as a Junior to attend college early, he has published his first book, Continuum, with Penguin, participated in numerous gallery and solo shows, worked as a columnist for Condé Naste’s first queer publication Them, launched a radically inclusive clothing line in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, signed as the first Deaf and trans-masculine model with IMG Models, and was casted as a superhero within Warner Brother’s DC Universe, Titan’s.

He hopes to continue pushing the boundaries of what it means to be accessible, inclusive, and equal in this world.

Interviews & Press


2020 —Judge of Shorty Awards

2019 — Shorty Awards LGBTQ+ Account, Top 10 Dazed 100, Pride 50 Award,Queerty Award

2018 — Out 100

2020 — ‘Frankenstein’ in the National Theater of the Deaf’s Production

2019 — ‘Jericho’ in DC Universe’s Titans Season II

Select Speaking & Events
Penn State’s Keynote Speaker, NorthEastern University, Florida State University, Inclusivity and Accessibility Panel at Twitter NYC HQ, BBYO - Colorado Springs, Colorado College, Brooklyn Museum, TedX

2020 — Executive Producer of “Trans in Trumpland,” Private Policy Jewelry, Judge of Instagram’s Portraiture Art Competition, Adobe Creative Cloud, Design Collection with Inkbox Tattoos

2019 — Designer for Opening Ceremony

2021 —Published Author “ Continuum”

2017/18 —Columnist at Conde Nast’s First Queer Publication - Them, as featured in i-D, Teen Vogue, Paper & GQ.

Artist Residencies
2020 —Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy