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. C. Ryder Cooley lives and works at Animalkind, an animal rescue center in Hudson NY, two hours north of NY City.

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


May 31, 2014: Ryder & Hazel performance, Body as Omen, Bushwick Open Studios. 1717 Troutman St. #327, Brooklyn NY. 7pm/ish, free. Details TBA

June 28, 2014: Ryder, Hazel & the Dust Bowl Faeries, music with Swamp Baby & Two Cats in Suits. Club Helsinki, Hudsion, NY, 8pm, 10 bucks. http://www.helsinkihudson.com/schedule.html#140628

Animalia Animation was selected Best Video Animation of New England by Artscope Magazine & is now represented by Brill Gallery. For more information & screenings visit www.brillgallery109.com. To view the animation on your phone, search for Brill Gallery on Facebook

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


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

MoonRyder at Club Helsinki: http://rogovoyreport.com/2013/03/13/moonryder-club-helsinki-hudson/ http://www.nippertown.com/2013/04/22/live-moonryder-club-helsinki-31513/

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


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

Ryder & Hazel/DustBowl Faeries, an evening of music & projections with Swamp Baby: Saturday, March 2014, Steamer No. 10 Theater, Albany NY.

Rewilderment, collaborative exhibit, MCLA Gallery. November 2013 http://rewilderment.tumblr.com/

Drawing Installation, Lavender Door Gallery, 37 Main St., Stockbridge, MA. June 12-July 26 2013. mon-fri 10-5

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

Circus Exhibit, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor MI. Through May 5 2013 http://www.thegalleryproject.com

MoonRyder, and evening of music at Club Helsinki, Hudson NY 2013

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

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

The Rose, the Thorn & the 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, itunes: 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