About

Abstract painter, Chloe York earned her BFA from Memphis College of Art in 2012. She has displayed her work in over 100 group and solo exhibitions throughout the mid-South and her solo exhibit, Decorators was named one of Memphis’s top ten visual art exhibits for 2013. She has created work for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has partnered with West Elm and Amy Howard at Home. She currently resides in Birmingham, AL with sculptor, Eric Quick and ferocious daughter, Echo in their shared home and studio.

My work explores identity, outward appearances, and the manner in which we decorate ourselves.  

"Her technique is meticulous, her sense of color superb, her thought processes both contemplative and provocative, and the pieces are imbued with beauty that is sometimes quiet, sometimes splashy. What more could a gallery owner or a collector ask for?" -Fredric Koeppel, Art Review, The Commercial Appeal

"I was so captivated by the masterful use of pattern in her work as well as the contrast of her very scientific subject matter and playful, candied colors." -Amy Hartelust, fellow artist

"Her work is alive with color, pattern, movement and an undeniable energy!" -Christian Nelius, interior designer

"York is one of the best painters around, capable of handling the most intricate detail and maintaining an impeccable surface. Virtues enhanced by a fertile imagination." -Fredric Koeppel, Art Review, The Commercial Appeal

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Memphis College of Art, Magna Cum Laude, 2012                                                                                                                             

Awards

Selected as the Featured Artist of the Month, Birmingham Art Crawl, 2017

“Decorators” ranked among the top ten visual art exhibits in Memphis for the year, 2013                                                     

Winner in Visual Art category at Exhibition Momentum, 2013                                                                                                                      

Earned the Lillian Moss Memorial Scholarship, 2011-2012                                                                                                                     

Earned an Academic Competitiveness Grant from Memphis College of Art, 2009-2012                                                                     

Exhibitions

2019

Dreamer’s Supply Co., Chloe York Solo Exhibition, Birmingham, AL

Sprout and Pour Juice Bar, Mural, Birmingham, AL

Birmingham AIDS Outreach Arty Party, Birmingham, AL

Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham, AL

Dreamer’s Supply Co., Wes: A Tribute Show, Birmingham, AL

Square One Goods Co., Pop-Up Art Show, Birmingham, AL

 

2018

Deck the Ham 2018, Birmingham, AL

Tinney Concept , Tinney Contemporary Online Gallery, Emerging Local Women in Abstraction

Square One Goods, CO.SHOP, Birmingham, AL

Channel to Channel Gallery, See Me (solo exhibition), Nashville, TN

Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, Thalasso (solo exhibition), Huntsville, AL

Ruffner Mountain, Night Festival Art Exhibit, Birmingham, AL

Murray Art Guild, Who We Are: Portraits and Stories, Murray, KY

Pizitz Building, Stir, Birmingham, AL

Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook, Grand Finale Silent Art Auction, Mountain Brook, AL

Ground Floor Contemporary, A Look at Us, Birmingham, AL

Forstall Art, Chloe York Art Installation, Birmingham, AL

Grand Bohemian Gallery, Mountain Brook, AL

Club Duquette, Chloe York's 100th Art Exhibit, Birmingham, AL

Mountain Brook Art Association, Painting Demonstration, Birmingham, AL

West Elm, Chloe York Art Event, Birmingham, AL

Stephen Smith Fine Art, WE ARE ONE, Fairfield, AL

Forstall Art, Abstract Painting Workshop, Birmingham, AL

 

2017

Forstall Art, Open House, POSCA Pen Demonstration, Birmingham, AL

Palladio Group, Anno Domini Memphis Booth Space, Memphis, TN

Sanctum, Buy/Sell/Trade, Birmingham, AL

BOOST Kids, Window Painting Display, Birmingham, AL

The Cajun Steamer, Holiday Window Decor, Hoover, AL

Thomas Jefferson Tower, Deck the Ham 2017, Birmingham, AL

Art Town at East Lake Station, The Beautiful and the Hideous, Birmingham, AL

Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar, Memphis, TN

Wild Mammal Care of Alabama Fundraiser, Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham, AL

Le Monster: Part Boo, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

East Lake Art Walk, Birmingham, AL

The Pizitz, Birmingham Art Crawl, Birmingham, AL

Paper & Clay Open Studio, Memphis, TN

409 S Main, Pop-Up, Memphis, TN

Gibson Gallery, Memphis, TN

Friends For Life Art Dash, New Daisy Theater, Memphis, TN

Guitar as Art, Fine Art Gallery, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

Potluck, Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, TN

The Bizarre and the Beautiful, Roots and Revelry Parlor, Birmingham, AL

Brooks Museum Grand Auction, Memphis, TN

Ameriprise Gallery, (solo exhibition), Memphis, TN

Found Memphis, (solo exhibition), Memphis, TN

Stock and Belle, Memphis, TN

Garner Frame Shop, Memphis, TN

The Fifth Annual Best of Memphis Showcase, Box Gallery, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Nasty Women Memphis Art Exhibit, Marshall Arts Space, Memphis, TN

 

2016

Artfully Walls Website

Art 101.2, Memphis, TN

Beaufort Arts Council, Beaufort, SC

Memphis College of Art’s 66th Annual Holiday Bazaar, Memphis, TN

Project Hope Fundraising Event, Memphis, TN

Broad Ave Art Walk, Falling into Place, Memphis, TN

Le Monster, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, TN

Choose 901 Pop-up Shop, Memphis, TN

Naked Flowers: Works by Memphininists, Memphis, TN

Commissioned piece for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Made by Memphis Pop-up Shop by Memphis Fashion Design Network, 147 S Main St, Memphis, TN

Works by Chloe York and Amy Hartelust, Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN

Seascapes: Recent Works by Chloe York, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN

Belongings II, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Art by Design, Propcellar, Memphis, TN

Young Collector’s Showcase, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Hand of Hope Silent Art Auction, Memphis, TN

 

2015

Brooks Museum Holiday Artist Market, Memphis, TN

Broad Ave Art Walk, Nabers Interiors, Memphis, TN

In Focus 2015, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

Art on Fire Silent Art Auction, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

Falling into Place, Memphis, TN

XO: Collaborative Works by Chloe York and Eric Quick, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Works by Chloe York, Gibson Gallery, James Lee House, Memphis, TN

HeART and Soul of Memphis Fundraiser, Designers Choice Interiors, Memphis, TN

Designers Choice Interiors, Anno Domini Showspace by Christian Nelius, Memphis, TN

Belongings, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Exhibition Momentum 2015, 409 South Main, Memphis, TN

Incognito, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis, TN

Allie Cat Arts, Memphis, TN

 

2014

Jeremiah’s Antique Mall, Paducah, KY

 Art on Fire Silent Art Auction, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

Methodologies and Mediums, The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Memphis, TN

Singer Prosthetic Lab Space, Memphis, TN

Party of Five, Glitch Gallery, Memphis, TN

Works by Chloe York, Gibson Hall, Memphis, TN  

2014 Biennial Alumni Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, TN

Servicemaster by Stratos Headquarters, Memphis, TN

Allie Cat Arts, Memphis, TN

 

2013

Out of Body, Gallery 1700, Memphis, TN

Servicemaster by Stratos Headquarters, Memphis, TN

Art on Fire Silent Art Auction, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

In Focus 2013, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

Decorators, Alumni Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

The Decorator Series, Java Cabana, Memphis, TN

Artist Showcase, Brinkley Plaza, Memphis, TN

Live Painting Demonstration,  Allie Cat Arts, Memphis, TN

Love the Leaf, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

Overwhelming Captivations, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, TN

National Train Day, Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum, Memphis, TN

Super Epic Memphis Unicorn Magical Exhibition, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

Hanging Participles, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

Exhibition: Momentum 2013, 409 South Main, Memphis, TN

Bottom Feeders Art Auction, Allie Cat Arts, Memphis, TN

Allie Cat Arts, Memphis, TN

 

2012

Optical Assault: Works by Chloe York, Java Cabana, Memphis, TN

Unveil South Main, 2012 Muse Inspired Fashion, Memphis, TN

Unveil South Main 2012 Pre Show, Jack Robinson Gallery, Memphis, TN

Art on Fire Silent Art Auction, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN 

Brava, St. Agnes School, Memphis, TN

Showcase of Memphis College of Art Alumni Work, Brinkley Plaza, Memphis, TN

477 Store, Memphis, TN

Twisted Willow, Paducah, KY

Studio Open House Show, Paul Edelstein Studio, Memphis, TN

BFA 2012, Memphis College of Art Main Gallery, Memphis, TN

Chicken Pot Painting, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

Haters Gonna Hate, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

Senior Seminar Collaborative Exhibition, No Exit Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

2011

Sketchbook Project 2011, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

Painting 5 Class Exhibition, No Exit Gallery, Memphis, TN

Greece Trip Exhibition, Memphis College of Art Brode Gallery, Memphis, TN

Garden Fashionistas, Askew, Nixon, and Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN

Altruistic Fabrications, Java Cabana, Memphis, TN

Permanent Collections

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

The Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

Publications                                                            

Birmingham Magazine. Cook, Sarah. “Coastal Colors: Oceanic Imagery Overflows from Artist Chloe York’s Canvasses.” May, 2019.

WBRC Birmingham. Fox 6 News. Live with Jeh Jeh Pruitt. Birmingham Art Crawl. December 24th, 2018.

Number: Inc Magazine. “Nashville: "June, July, and August.” September 29, 2018.

Birmingham Mountain Radio. “Oh Brother Radio Show.” Live interview regarding Birmingham Art Crawl. September 27, 2018.

AL.com. "Cool Things to do in Huntsville." July 30, 2018. 

Sweet Home Alabama. Alabama.travel. "Art After Hours: Huntsville and Decatur." August 1, 2018.

Nashville Arts Magazine. "August Crawl Guide." August 1, 2018.

Latest News Line. "First Saturday Art Crawl, more things to do in Nashville." August 1, 2018.

Tennessean. "Check out 'Memphis' musical in Murfreesboro, Third Coast comedy in Nashville and more." July 11, 2018.

Nashville Scene. Nolan, Joe. "Crawl Space: July 2018."  July 5, 2018.

Nashville Arts Magazine. "Events: July Crawl Guide." July 2018.

Aura Literary Arts Review. Spring 2018 issue.

Create! Magazine. "Studio Sundays: Chloe York." May 27, 2018.

Weeden, John. "Snapshot: Chloe York Paintings." Weeden Arts Watch Blog. February 12, 2017.

Styleblueprint. Rhodes, Maddie. "14 Locally Made FINDS from Memphis Makers." May 16, 2017. 

Memphis: The City Magazine. Ray, Julie. "Five Things to do this weekend in Memphis: April 7th-9th." April 6, 2017.              

The Pinch Journal, February 6, 2017

The Commercial Appeal. Koeppel, Fredric. "Chloe York’s Seascapes Invite Cool Contemplation at Playhouse on the Square."  June 21, 2016.

Art Garage. "Chloe York and Eric Quick Collaborations. 2016.

Riverblood Magazine. Vega, Britney. December 2015.

Checking on the Arts. WKNO. 2015.

Amy Hartelust Fine Art. June 3, 2015. http://www.amyhartelust.com/blog/2015/6/3/artist-to-artist-chloe-york.

Visual Memphis. Maish, Kathryn. "Hello, Chloe York." May 28, 2015.

The Commercial Appeal. Koeppel, Fredric. "Traditional Art Forms Such as Drawing and Painting Continued to Thrive in 2014." December 30, 2014. 

The Commercial Appeal. Koeppel, Fredric. "Memphis College of Art Alumni Show Testifies to Creative Impact on the Community.” 2014.

Visual Memphis. Maish, Kathryn. "What's in Your Studio, Chloe York and Eric Quick?" June 21, 2013.

The Commercial Appeal. Koeppel, Fredric. "Best of 2013: The Year’s Top Art Exhibits." December, 2013.

The Memphis Flyer. Townsend, Eileen . "Art This Week: Low-Brow, High Tides, and Steamrollers." September 10, 2013.  

The Commercial Appeal. Koeppel, Fredric. "MCA's 'Blurring Dimensions' and 'Decorator' are must-see exhibits." September                               5, 2013.

The Memphis Flyer. Exhibit M. Butcher, Dwayne. "Never Stop the Celebration." March 14, 2013. 

The Memphis Flyer. Exhibit M. Butcher, Dwayne. "Downtown Art Openings and Everywhere Else." November 30, 2012. 

Memphis College of Art. “Holiday Card.” 2012.

The Electric Beef. Kendrick, Joseph. "Featured Artist of the Week: Chloe York." October 31, 2012.