Chelle Barbour is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist. Her practice includes assemblage, collage digital video, painting, photography, independent curating and writing. Barbour is known for her body of collage work that re-imagines the agency and body of the black female through the lens of Afro-Surrealism. Her characters cast a wide net in terms of how they perceived. Whether the image reflects chameleons, agent provocateurs, goddesses, muses, warriors or spies, Barbour’s collage portraiture conveys notions of allegory, desire, fantasy, femininity, fragility, tension, and the inherent complexity within the black female imaginary.