C. Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary artist, musician and performer. Weaving together chimeric visions with songs and projected imagery, she creates cinematic performances and installation spaces. Currently, she performs with Hazel, a disembodied (taxidermy) ram, and with the band Dust Bowl Faeries. C. Ryder Cooley lives and works at an animal rescue center in Hudson NY, two hours north of NY City.

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Feb 27, 2015: music/performance, Peck's Arcade, 217 Broadway, Troy NY. 9pm, donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/414590108701350/414590112034683/?notif_t=like

March 6 & 8, 2015: music, San Francisco Bay Area... Friday March 6th, Oakland Museum w/Corner Tour (details TBA) & Sunday March 8th, Adobe Books w/Hazy Loper (details TBA)

DUST BOWL FAERIES: gothic-folk quartet with Sara Ayers, Karen Cole and Hazel. Upcoming Shows: April 19, 2015: 2 year anniversary show/fundraiser, Hudson NY (details TBA) & June 28, 2015: Caffe Lena, Saratoga NY, 7pm. Stay tuned for our 2015 album! http://dustbowlfaeries.com/video-owl/.

Dust Bowl Faeries Review

Ryder & Hazel Blog: http://ryderhazel.tumblr.com/

XMALIA, Songs of Extinction: BOOK: http://www.blurb.com/b/4469597-xmalia ALBUM: : http://rydercooley.bandcamp.com | https://soundcloud.com/rydercooley/sets/xmalia-songs-of-extinction

PRESS: Dust Bowl Faeries 2014: http://rogovoyreport.com/2014/06/29/dust-bowl-faeries-two-cats-in-suits-helsinki-hudson-review/

Circus Exhibit 2013: http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/second-submission-gallery-project-circus/ http://arborweb.com/articles/circus_at_gallery_project_full_article.html

XMALIA Album: http://blogs.thetranscript.com/arts/2013/04/22/earth-day-with-c-ryder-cooley-and-xmalia/

Times Union Review: http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Xmalia-A-beautiful-and-indescribable-1469435.php#ixzz1SXpeLg2z 2011

POSI+TIVE Magazine, interview with Valeria Federici: http://www.positive-magazine.com/art/xmalia-a-graveyard-cabaret/ 2011

All Over Albany, interview with Danielle Furfaro: http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2011/08/17/c-ryder-cooley-breathes-the-life-of-art-into-extin 2011

News-Times interview 2012: http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Performance-artist-brings-multimedia-extinction-2439150.php

Nippertown Review: http://www.nippertown.com/live-c-ryder-cooleys-xmalia-club-helsinki-52611/

Nippertown interview 2010: http://www.nippertown.com/2010/10/06/cool-factor-10-the-art-and-performances-of-c-ryder-cooley

Interview with Jasmine Dreame Wagner: http://forarborsforsatellites.blogspot.com/2010/07/c-ryder-cooley-aestheics-of-empathic.html 2010


MoonRyder Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWDtdlx2K2s&feature

Road Kill, group exhibit & Dust Bowl Faeries performance, Athens Cultural Center, August 2014

Ryder & Hazel performance: Body as Omen, Ortega Y Gasset Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. May, 2014

Animalia Animation, represented by Brill Gallery, awarded Best Video Animation of New England by Artscope Magazine. www.brillgallery109.com

Group Exhibit: Cold Comfort, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY, Dec., 2013. www.kmoca.com

Rewilderment, collaborative performance-ritual series, http://rewilderment.tumblr.com/

Drawing Installation, Lavender Door Gallery, Stockbridge, MA. July 2013.

Ryder & Hazel aerial performance with Jeffrey Leppendorf, La Sala, Brooklyn, NY. http://clmp.org/crush/

Circus Exhibit, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor MI, May 2013 http://www.thegalleryproject.com

Others Exhibit, musical performance, Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY 2013

Ten Spot, exhibit & artist billboard, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield MA 2013

Rose, Thorn & Dark Ryder exhibit. Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston NY 2013

Blue Mountain Center, Residency, Blue Mountain, NY 2012

Biophilia Mural, Etsy Office, Cannon Ball Factory, Hudson NY 2012

Art OMI, Music Residency, Ghent NY 2012

Wild Vines: musical performance, Le Petit Versailles, NYC 2012

Streetopia installation, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco 2012

MASS Art visiting artist/performer, Studio for Integrated Media, 2012 http://vimeo.com/36739915

XMALIA performance, MCLA Presents, N. Adams, MA 2012 http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/Community/bcrc/mclapresents/

XMALIA Exhibit & Performance, Silvermine Arts, CT 2012 http://silvermineart.org/events/?id=54&yrmo=2012-01

XMALIA Performance, PROCTORS Mainstage, Schenectady, NY 2011 http://www.proctors.org/events/art-night-jul

Paper Quilts exhibit, Berkeley Art Center, CA 2011 http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/

XMALIA exhibit & Performance Series, DownStreet Art, N. Adams, MA 2011 http://downstreetart.org/

Animalia ANIMATION: http://www.vimeo.com/19738863

Fall Harbor music: s: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-from-fall-harbor/id301917623?i=301917657 More info: http://www.outofroundrecords.com/

The Hive, Review with Carla Bozulish <http://thehivenyc.com/?p=383>

Luggage Store Gallery, Music & Projections, San Francisco, CA 2011 http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/

2nd Floor Projects, Daughters of Houdini exhibit, San Francisco 2011 http://projects2ndfloor.blogspot.com/

Robert Wilson Watermill Center, Artist Residency & Performance 2009 http://watermillcenter.org/events/cooley

Vermont Studio Center Joan Mitchell Fellow 2009 http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/c-ryder-cooley/

Pan American Art Projects, exhibit, Miami FL 2008, Review: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2008-11-20/culture/no-love-for-fidel-castro/2

Albany Center Gallery, Installation & Mural 2008 http://www.albanycentergallery.org/news/2008/07/07/river-mural-by-c-ryder-cooley-and-sarah-gonek/


Los Solos Performance Series, Baltimore, MD 2009 http://baltimoreperformance.com/lossolos/

MCLA Presents, N. Adams, MA, 2009 http://www.mcla.edu/news/artthatbreathes_172/

Skybox, Brooklyn, NY 2009 http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/own-this-city/75559/see-itlearn-it

Proctors Mainstage Theater, Schenectady, NY 2008 Albany Times Union video interview

contact rydercooley@gmail.com