Chelsea Mortenson is an American artist who lives and works in Paris. She was born in Oregon in 1986 and grew up in Eugene. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies from Barnard College in 2008 and a Masters of Fine Art from Beaux Arts of Paris in 2016. She has participated in several group exhibits: at the Griffin Gallery in London, the Dukan Gallery in Leipzig, with the Florence Association in Paris, she participated in the BBKL Hochedruck Grafik Symposium at Carpe Plumbum in Leipzig. In 2017 she was named laureate of the Rose Taupin-Dora Bianka painting prize, and in 2018 was awarded the Albert Maignan painting prize. Her work has joined the Collection Société General.

In her painting and printmaking, Chelsea Mortenson examines contemporary relationships between people and landscape. She is interested in places that are devastated, seen as empty or wasted, especially in the West, where the view of the natural world as a resource to be consumed or benefited from is linked to colonial and capitalist ideologies.