CHLOE COOPER 

             ccooper@alumni.risd.edu

Chloe Cooper was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She grew up knitting and sewing small objects and dolls, always keeping her hands busy with new projects. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Textiles, focusing on knitting and material exploration. In 2015 she was part of the MIT Open Style lab fellowship, and currently lives and works in Portland.

Chloe Cooper’s knit and sewn sculptures act as organic abstractions of the human form- visceral and playful. These sculptures explore our perceptions of the body, dissolving reality, questioning the limitations of the self, and our physical boundaries. Her work highlights the malleability we have over our physical and mental self in her use of process and materials.

 

 

           Education:
           Rhode Island School of Design: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textiles 2015


           Fellowships:
          MIT Open Style Lab, Boston June-Aug, 2015

           Artist Residencies:
           Open Signal/ RACC- Night Lights. Portland,  2017-2018 (upcoming)

 

          Group Exhibitions:      
           2017- Soft/en,  Splitprojects at CEI. Corvallis, August. 
           2017- MaterialKink,  Leather Archives Museum. Chicago,  June
           2017- Children's Healing Art Project (Fundraiser), Portland, March
           2017- PSA Group show and 10x10 Project, Ford Gallery. Portland, March.
           2017- Nasty Women, Killjoy Collective. Portland, February.
           2016- IMAGO 11th Annual Open Juried Exhibit- Mixed Media, Imago Gallery. Providence, September. Received award for Distinction.
           2016- Nowhere Everywhere, Thompson Gallery. Massachusetts, April.
           2015- As220 Cabinet of Curiosities, As220. Providence, August. 
           2015- A Review of 2-Dimensional Contemporary Art, The Art House, Chicago, June.
           2015- Talking Textiles: The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design 2015 Exhibition, Manhattan, May.
           2015- Textiles Senior Show, Woodsgerry Gallery,Providence, May.     
           2014- The Narrative Image, CityArts Gallery, Providence, January.
           2012- The White Tie Show, RISD Expose,Providence

           Online Press:
            S/pl/it Projects, http://splitprojects.weebly.com/images1.html
           The Art House, The 2-Dimensional Contemporary Art Exhibition, Exhibition write up
           The Young and the Next, Avenire Magazine, Feature
           Trend Tablet: Talking Textiles, Finalist
           FastcoDesign.com, Feature
           Design Boom, Feature

           Printed:
           MANMADE, contemporary art about the relationship between mankind and earth, Hannibal.  2016

           Education and Community Experience:
           Art From The Heart, Albertina Kerr: Portland, present. Artist/ Direct Support Professional
           New Avenues for Youth,: Portland. 2016- present. , Artist Mentorship Program Volunteer
           RISD Continuing Education: Providence, Spring/Fall 2014, 2015. Teaching Assistant
           Hand Weavers Guild of America, Student Assistantship, Providence, Summer 2014. Student Assistantship. 
           CityArts- Visiting Artist/ AmeriCorps Program: Providence, Summer 2012- Fall 2014. Americorps member and teacher's assistant

        Textiles Experience:
         Nike
 Portland, 2015- 2017. Material Designer I 
         koochi ku,  Boston, May-Aug 2015. Production Knitter
         RISD Textiles Department,  Providence, 2013- 2015. Textiles and knitting monitor
         James Viscardi,  Brooklyn, Summer 2014. Artist Assistant  
         Lindsey Degen,   Brooklyn, Summer 2014. Intern- production seaming/ knitting
         Le Studio Anthost Brooklyn, Summer 2013. Intern- print/ surface treatment
         American Museum of Natural History.. Manhattan, Summer 2013.  Intern- Fabrications intern for exhibitions
         Anthropologie. Chicago, Summer 2011. Intern- window/ store displays