Chelle Destefano



Visual Artist

Chelle Destefano is a Deaf artist working in watercolour, acrylic, gouache and mixed media, born in Melbourne and currently lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has been practicing her arts for 15 years and exhibiting for the last decade and recently as an international artist in Europe. She exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and 2016, and had two solo exhibitions in Paris and Bath, UK in late 2016.

Her most notable solo exhibitions were the Port Noarlunga exhibition in May 2014, the Blue Ghosts solo in Melbourne in 2015 and Wait of the World solo in Melbourne in 2016 at Gasworks Art Park, and the solo exhibitions in Paris and Bath, UK, which all had great turn outs and most of her artworks sold out.

Chelle has attained awards, some of the best this year (2016) include the Australian Arts Council grant for her Paris and UK solo exhibitions, the Arts SA grant for Wait of the World exhibition in Melbourne at Gasworks, and the Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS Website Featured Artist Award with Manhattan Arts International in New York. She was recently invited and selected to show artworks in the London Art Biennale for March-April 2017 and in the Chianciano Art Expo in July 2017.

Chelle is looking forward to exhibiting some of her best artworks from the Wait of the World collection in the London Biennale in 2017.

Chelle has a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design (2006) from South Australia Arts School.