These Artists Are Giving Knitting a Place in Art History
Caroline Wells Chandler’s brightly colored hand-crocheted works explore notions of queerness and sexuality as well as the art historical canon. His characters are radically queer, and his representations of gender, declaring queerness as the normative state. Chandler completed his foundation studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and received a BFA cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2007. He has shown at numerous institutions including: Roberto Paradise (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Lord Ludd (PA), 11R (NY), The Hole (NY), Zurcher Studio (NY), Danese/Corey (NY), Vox Populi (PA), and the Stieglitz Museum (‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) among others. Chandler is a 2011 MFA recipient in painting at the Yale School of Art where he was awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize for proficiency in materials and techniques. The artist lives in Queens.
American, b. 1985, Norfolk, VA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States