Caroline Wells Chandler
(American, b. 1985) lives and works in Queens, NY. Stemming out of a 1970's feminist craft history, Chandler's brightly colored hand crocheted figures explore queerness and the art historical canon. He received his BFA from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in 2007 and his MFA from Yale University in 2011 where he received the Ralph Mayer Prize for proficiency in materials and techniques. From 2016-17 he was a recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz (Chicago, IL), Lord Ludd (Philadelphia, PA), Roberto Paradise (San Juan, PR) and Field Projects (New York, NY). In August, Chandler will have a two person show with Kari Cholnocky at Left Field (San Luis Obispo, CA). Recent group exhibitions include Dio Horia (Mykonos, Greece), MRS. (Maspeth, NY), Kate Werble Gallery (New York, NY), 11R (New York, NY), The Hole (New York, NY), and Brand New Gallery (Milan, Italy). His work has been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, TimeOut, Juxtapoze, Modern Painters, and AEQAI. Chandler is the proud papa bear of his painting and drawing students at Pratt Institute, Montclair State, and Norwalk Community College. Jennifer Coates is one of his best friends.
Press: Time Out Magazine
Collaborations with Jennifer Coates
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