Born in 1985 in Virginia Beach, VA, Wells Chandler was raised within a conservative family in Texas and now lives, works and teaches in New York.
He identifies as a fluid non-binary transgender boi and uses the masculine pronouns “he/his”. Wells Chandler is a painter who works with vernacular materials including polymer clay, acrylic yarn, resin and sponge, as well as Christmas decorations and ornaments. Drawing, both solo and collaboratively, is at the center of his work. Wells Chandler’s preferred media are crochet, embroidery and cake decoration, which he describes as “markers of the kind of woman I never became.”