A New York-based artist, director, and author, Chella Man's work features the continuums of disability, race, gender, and sexuality.
His identity includes being Deaf, trans, Jewish, and Chinese as well as determined, curious, and hopeful.

He blends the genres of painting and performance art while simultaneously exploring sculpture, writing, and live workshops. Currently, Man is a mentor and resident at Silver Art Projects located in The World Trade Center. He has shown at institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Mana Contemporary, and will be exhibiting at The Pacific Design Center and The Abrons Arts Center this coming year. He was an artist-in-residence at the Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy in 2020. This past year, Man published his first book, Continuum, with Penguin Publishing, highlighting how to heal from systemic oppression and the revelations he has come to growing up.

Since leaving high school as a Junior to attend college early, he has published his first book, Continuum, with Penguin, shown in film festivals internationally, participated in numerous gallery shows and artist residencies worldwide, 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





Podcasts
WNYC 

Awards
2021 - Attitude Hero Award in London

2021 - Mentor of Silver Art Projects at the World Trade Center

2020 —Judge of Shorty Awards

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

2018 — Out 100

Acting
2021 - Jason in Chestnut

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, SCAD University, Purdue University, NorthEastern University, Florida State University, Inclusivity and Accessibility Panel at Twitter NYC HQ, BBYO - Colorado Springs, Colorado College, Brooklyn Museum, TedX

Collaborations
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





Publications
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
2021 - Silver Art Projects at the World Trade Center

2020 —Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy