Background

I am an abstract painter with a fondness for vibrant colors and oceanic forms. My work deals with issues of camouflage, defense, and the exploration of beauty and what makes something pleasing to the eye. I am especially interested in the human practice of “decorating” oneself to suit a societal standard of physical beauty.

My works are flat and dimensionless with a strong graphic quality overlaid with intense pattern work and an abundance of information to keep the viewer engaged with the surface.

I currently reside in Memphis, TN with the sculptor and monster enthusiast Eric Quick and our ferocious daughter Echo.

Statement

My goal is to visually change objects and forms deemed ugly or untouchable by society to suit its standard of what beauty is, making a statement about the manner in which we decorate ourselves, covering up what is already there. My strong use of pattern and decorating suit this idea and add visual interest to the flatness and simplicity of the pieces while maintaining a focus on aspects of strong ornamentation and the exploration of what beauty is and what makes something pleasing to the eye.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Seascapes: Recent Works by Chloe York, Playhouse On the Square, Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, United States, 2016
Deconstruct/Reconstruct, Memphis Botanic Garden, Cherry Road, Memphis, TN, United States, 2016
Party of Five, Glitch Gallery, Memphis TN, 2015
Love the Leaf, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Park Avenue, Memphis, TN, United States, 2014
Decorators, Memphis College of Art, Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, United States, 2013
Overwhelming Captivations, Memphis College Of Art, Memphis, TN, United States, 2013
Exhibition Momentum: 2013, 409 S Main St, Memphis, TN, United States, 2013
Chicken Pot Painting, Marshall Arts Gallery, Marshall Avenue, Memphis, TN, United States, 2012
Haters Gonna Hate, Marshall Arts Gallery, Marshall Avenue, Memphis, TN, United States, 2012