Claudia Chapline is a multimedia artist and arts presenter: painter, poet, art journalist, former college professor, choreographer, founder and director of galleries for new art in Santa Monica and Sacramento, consultant and mentor. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude with Special Honors in Art from Corcoran School of Art and The George Washington University, she earned an M.A. in dance therapy at Washington University. During most of her long career she has worked on the leading edge of art as healing, performance art, fiber sculpture, assemblage, and installation. Her art has been exhibited in hundreds of museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the U.S.A., in Canada, Europe, Latin America and Japan, Korea and Australia.
She taught at Washington University, University of Missouri and was a professor at California State University, Northridge and UCLA. As Manager of the Art in Public Buildings Program for the California Arts Council she coordinated numerous public art projects for State facilities, developed public art plans and consulted with California cities and counties. She has served on many boards, providing leadership to community arts organizations.