Chica Seal (b. 1991) lives and works in Somerset. Seal received her MA Fine Art Painting, Brighton University, UK (2015) and BA Fine Art Painting, Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall, UK (2011). A painter and sculptor, Seal draws on the female perspective from mythology, medieval folklore, storytelling and popular culture to present a wry and wiKy commentary of the turbulence of the human psyche. Replete with extended metaphors and veiled meanings which are intentionally ambiguous, her recent work draws from a cast of real life characters to reflect the contemporary disconnect between mind and body. Presenting body parts as object based relics separated from their contextual landscape, they become a metaphor for the individual in society. Seal was awarded the Nagoya Painting Award (2015).