Chelsea Bihlmeyer is an arts-based communications scholar. She is a Fulbright Alumni and a PhD student at West Virginia University. Bihlmeyer pursues what she considers a Sisyphean struggle to understand and be understood in the world. Her current work is in acrylic, abstract painting on unstretched canvas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at University of Missouri – Kansas City and her Master of Arts in Communication Studies at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her work fluctuates between art and scholarship and has been shown in Kansas City, Dublin, Bloomington, Fort Lauderdale, Helsinki, and other cities nationally and internationally.