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Caroline Chandler

Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

Caroline Wells Chandler (pronouns he, him, his) is a Queens based painter who primarily uses the medium of crochet to explore iconic figuration of specifically but not limited to queer, trans, and gender non conforming bodies within the arena of pushing painting paradigms.  He has taught courses in painting, drawing, 2D design, and fibers at York College, City College, Montclair State, Norwalk Community College, and Pratt.  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 Mrs. (Maspeth, NY), Union Gallery (London, England), Andrew Rafacz (Chicago, IL), and Lord Ludd (Philadelphia, PA).  Recent group exhibitions include Choi and Lager (Cologne, Germany), Nathalie Karg (New York, NY), Marinaro Gallery, (New York, NY), Crush Curatorial (New York, NY), Dio Horia (Mykonos, Greece), 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, Maake Magazine, and AEQAI.