Chelley Sherman

Chelley Sherman is a virtual artist from San Francisco. Her work is governed by patterns and texture which harness the neural systems that underlie enthrallment in darkness, ritual, reverie. Her practice consists of experiments in extended realities, virtual and augmented, as well as interactive sound installations and AV performances. Using computational methods and researching cognitive processes of perception, she explores the relationship between light and sound and resulting psychoacoustic effects in spatial sonic architectures and landscapes.

Her works have been presented in installation and performances in media arts festivals including Mutek, SXSW, and Movement in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York. She has also given talks and lectures at IDEO, Gray Area, and Adobe Research.   Her works have also been featured in the Creators Project, Forbes, Wired, TechCrunch and BBC Radio. She has previously been a member of Mozilla’s XR studio, and is currently a member of Berlin based XR Coven.

She also pronounces it “Shelley” but doesn’t mind when you screw it up ;)

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“Dispersion”, Featured Artist at UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival, SF, CA

“Alkahest” w/ BEIE, MutekSF , SF, CA

“DispersionV2”, Algorithmic Art Assembly, SF, CA

“Semniotic”, Satellite Showcase, SXSW, Austin TX

“Dispersion”, Satellite Showcase, SXSW, Austin, TX

“Dispersion”, Carbon+, SF, CA

“Dispersion”, Immersive Design Reality Summit, Gray Area, SF, CA




“Dispersion”, SF Content Creators, , Adobe Research, SF, CA

“Dispersion, Device New Media Showcase, Coaxial, LA, CA

"Dispersion", Gray Area Incubator Showcase 2018.1, Gray Area, SF, CA

Mozilla XR Studio Fellow, SF, CA

Ghostly International Official Movement Opening Party, MOVEMENT, Detroit, MI

Braille AV Performance, MUTEK, Midway Gallery, SF, CA

HP Performance, Hilton Anaheim, CA

Bleie AV Performance, Monarch, SF CA


Laurel Halo Live at Gray Area, Gray Area, SF, CA

01 Salon : The Midway Gallery, SF, CA

Networked Utopias: The YUD Gallery, CJM, SF, CA

Dimentia, Front242, Severed Heads: Mezzanine, SF, CA

Femmebot: Gendering Technology: StoreFront Lab, SF, CA

AYLI Lobster Theremin Showcase: Monarch SF,CA

Sure Thing w/ Sleeparchive & Acronym:  F8, SF, CA

Sure Thing w/ Artefakt & Korridor : F8, SF, CA

Gray Area Festival: Nonotak & Rival Consoles w/ BLEIE, SF, CA

Gray Area Festival: Kaitlyn Auriela Smith & Novi Sad w/ David Last, SF, CA

"Das Is", Ghost.TV 100% REAL: AR/VR Pop Up/ GLAS Animation Festival, Berkley, CA

"Das Is", ArtandVR Futurist Festival, Hack Temple, SF, CA

Asusu & Answer Code Request, F8, SF, CA

Organic Mecanique, Dolby Gallery, SF, CA



"Das Is", Art & VR, Upload Collective, SF, CA

"Das Is", Art of Dying VR/AR Exhibit, Laundry, SF, CA

"Das Is", FLOAT VR Exhibit, DTLA, CA

"Apsis" Ghosting.TV: How Many Of Us, WerkArtz, LA, CA

"Ionosonde", Next Art Night: Los Angeles, Monophonics, LA, CA

"Ionosonde" Memories of the Future: Fridman Gallery, NY, NY

Gray Area Festival p5Js Workshop, SF, CA

Kadenze and SparkFun Creative Code Chat, Internet, USA

"Ch 37" Gray Area Creative Code Immersive Showcase, SF, CA


BBC Radio: FutureProofing Reality

Cycling74 On The Road: The Algorithmic Art Assembly

Forbes: Essential VR Music Videos of 2018 (Imogen Heap Wave VR Experience)


Kadenze Blog 8 Creative Coders Who Make amazing Algorithmic Sketches

San Francisco Magazine: Bay Area VR Artists Going Behind the Oculus

Creators Project | VICE

Creative Code Youth Apprenticeship at Dolby Gallery

Voices of VR podcast


The Verge


Mental Floss


Algorithmic Art Assembly, “Perceptual Geometries”, Gray Area, SF, CA (watch here)

SF Content Creators, Adobe Research, SF, CA

Reimagine : Identity of Self, IDEO, SF, CA

01 Salon The Midway Gallery, SF, CA

Femmebot: Gendering Technology: StoreFront Lab, SF, CA