Caroline Wells Chandler, ‘Violet’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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.

2017 Fred Giampierto, New Haven CT ( forthcoming)
Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL ( forthcoming) Conduit, Dallas, TX ( forthcoming)
2016 From the Well of Salamakis, Spring Break Art Fair,, New York, NY Beach Bois, Lord Ludd, Philadelphia, PA
2015 The Best Little Whore House in Texas , Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR Queering the Lines, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
2014 Christmas in July, Sanctuary, Pittsburgh, PA H omunculus, Field Projects, New York, NY 2013 Synchronicities, Open Galley, Nashville, TN
2012 M y t h M a k e r , V o x P o p u l i , P h i l a d e l p h i a , P A
2007 W ill you Remember Me?, The Binkleys, Dallas, TX
Cerebral Chernobyl, Doolin Gallery, Dallas, TX 2006 Listory for Nostalgia, The Binkleys, Dallas, TX
2016 Aiko Hachisuka, Tschabala Self, Caroline Wells Chandler, 11 Rivington, New York, NY Beauty, St Paul’s, curated by Micahel Berube and Keena Gonzalez, New York, NY Bomb Pop Up Production, 1 822 Fulton St, curated by Drea Cofield New York, NY Tomorrow Never Happens , Samek Museum, Lewisburg, PA
Common Threads, Danese/Corey, curated by Brent Auxier New York, NY NADA, Roberto Paradise, New York, NY
L a u g h o u t L o u d , T r e s t l e G a l l e r y , B r o o k l y n , N Y
Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Material Art Fair, Roberto Paradise, Mexico City, Mexico ARCO, Roberto Paradise, Madrid, Spain
T h e S w e r v e , O Y G , c u r a t e d b y L a u r e n F r a n c e s A d a m s a n d J e n n i f e r C o a t e s , N e w Y o r k , N Y
Exquisite Corpse, Plant House Gallery, New York, NY 2015 P rize Surprise, Greenpoint Terminal, Greenpoint, NY
Women's Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art, S DAI, San Diego, CA
Cowbois in Paradise, R oberto Paradise, Chicago Expo, Chicago, IL (two person booth with Austin Eddy) Material Myth, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY
R e g a n B a b i e s , Ms B a r b e r ’ s , L o s A n g e l e s , C A
She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore , Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Secret Identities: Superheroes and Selfhood, Driscoll Babcock, New York, NY T h e R o y a l W e , L o s O j o s , B r o o k l y n , N Y
N ADA, Roberto Paradise, New York, NY
Ornamenting Crime, Zurcher Studio, curated by Irena Jurek, New York, NY Say it With Flowers, Kimberly Klark, Queens, NY
2014 Video Snack3, Moma PS1 PrintShop, curated by Lauren Francescone and All Gold,Queens,NY Improvised Show Boat 2, Katherine Bradford’s Studio, curated by Lauren Britton and Zachary Keeting,
Brooklyn, NY
Party’s Over, Topless, curated by Brent Birnbaum and Jenni Crain, Rockaway Beach, NY V ideo Snack 2, T he Varick Sessions, curated by Lauren Francescone, Brooklyn, NY
Broke Baroque, Sanctuary, curated by Scott Penkava and Rachel Schmidhofer, Pittsburgh, PA AbouttheBody, Gallery1989,curated by LaurenBritton, Larchmont,NY
Current: Gowanus, Arts Gowanus, curated by Benjamin Sutton, Brooklyn, NY
Novella Benefit, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
T he Smile Face Museum, curated by Adrienne Garbini, Brooklyn, NY
T h e M o n s t r o u s S e l f , S P R I N G / B R E A K A r t S h o w , c u r a t e d b y
B e n j a m i n S u t t o n , N e w Y o r k , N Y Dream Within a Dream, Real Art Ways, curated by Irena Jurek and Diana Buckley, New York, NY D o the Yale Thing, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Dexter Wimberly, Detroit, MI Shrink It, Pink It, Cathouse FUNeral, curated by Irena Jurek and Diana Buckley, Brooklyn, NY
2013 S how #17: Top Ten Runners­Up , Field Projects, selected by Benjamin Sutton, New York, NY
Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY
The Beginning of Something, Mieke van Schaijk in cooperation with Koos Kwaks, ‘s­Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
E x i l e , E l R i n c o n S o c i a l , c u r a t e d b y O s c a r C o r n e j o , H o u s t o n , T X
S werve and Fracture, Camera Club New York, curated by Kelly Cannon, New York, NY
V i d e o S n a c k , 5 6 B o g a r t , c u r a t e d b y L a u r e n F r a n c e s c o n e ,
B r o o k l y n , N Y
Asshole in the Gallery, Loft 594, curated by Margaret Coleman and Yasmin Keshtkar, Brooklyn, NY D eep Cuts, Anna Kustera, curated by David Humphrey and Wendy White, New York, NY
P ostcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY
I n t e r w o v e n , c u r a t e d b y K a t h r y n W a t a n d M e l i s s a M e s s i n a , A r l i n g t o n A r t s C e n t e r , A r l i n g t o n , V A
2012 American Craft Today, curated by Mark Leach, The Bascom , Highlands, NC
T e x a s N a t i o n a l , T h e C o l e A r t C e n t e r , c u r a t e d b y D a v e H i c k e y , N a c o g d o c h e s , T X P DF Release & Party, CAGE, curated by AGWF, New York, NY
2011 B osch Young Talent Show, Stieglitz Museum, curated by Will Villalongo, ‘s­Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2 011 Yale MFA Thesis: Round Two, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT 2010 A rt for Haiti Benefit Auction, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
M F A 2 0 1 1 , G r e e n G a l l e r y , N e w H a v e n , C T
2009 2 011 MFA, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
2007 B FA Show, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006 One Night Only, Tyler Street Lofts,Oak Cliff,TX
C ash and Carry, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2005 Crawley and Chandler, Doolin Gallery, Dallas, TX
T a o s S h o w , T a o s , N M

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