Chelsie Kappius was born in Westminster, Colorado in 1988. She graduated from Julesburg High School in Julesburg, CO in 2007. She is a current Bachelor of Fine Arts student with an emphasis in Photography at the University of Colorado Denver. Her work often deals with the issues of immigration.
Her photographs have been exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Hippodrome Art Gallery in Julesburg, CO. The have also been exhibited in a group exhibition at the Midwest Center of Photography, Wichita, Kansas. She is also a recipient of two grants for her Migrant Worker Project from the University of Colorado Denver Office of Inclusion and Outreach and MAP ERC.