Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary musician and work with a top pay per click agency, artist and performer. Weaving together chimeric visions with songs and projected imagery, she creates cinematic music, drawings and installations. Ryder performs with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram, and with the band Dust Bowl Faeries. She is based in the New York Hudson Valley [U.S.A.]

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Enigma, drawing installation, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter NY June 13-July 22, 2018

Sustainable Consumption exhibition, Aug 2019-May 2020, Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweeden Aug 2020-Dec 2021, Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, Sweeden

Ethics, Excess & Extinction, group exhibit, El Paso Museum of Art, Texas. Jan 28-May13, 2018

DUST BOWL FAERIES, dark carnival music:

Dust Bowl Faeries 2018 Remix EP and New Website

SEED SONG - multi-media seed project, collaboration with Zoey Kroll http://edibleoffice.wixsite.com/animaliaseeds

Dennis Herbert ~ Album & Illustrated Book, collaboration, coming soon!


Dust Bowl Faeries Album

Chronogram Review

Newstimes interview


XMALIA Times Union Review

T.U. Review

POSI+TIVE Magazine


All Over Albany


Nippertown Review

T.U. Review

Nippertown interview

T.U. Interview

Interview with Jasmine Dreame Wagner

T.U. Interview


2018 HIGHLIGHTS: DBF Remix EP Concert, Jan 2018, Helsinki Ballroom, Hudson NY

2017 HIGHLIGHTS: Amnesia-Aisenma, Solo Exhibit, HiLo Gallery, Catskill NY

A Declaration of Sentiments: group exhibit, Athens Cultural Center, Athens NY

CoLab, Installation/group exhiibit, Green county Council for the Arts, Catskill NY

Whimsy, group exhibit, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

DREAM ALIBIS - book by JoAnn Stevelos, illustrations by Ryder Cooley, available via amazon.com

DUST BOWL FAERIES 2017 Highlights: Onelovenola Music Residency & Tour, New Orleans, LA Steampunk Worlds Fair, NJ 0+ Festival, Pougkeepsie NY Woodstock on the Green, Woodstock NY Tear of the Clouds Performance, Club Helsinki, Hudson NY

2016 HIGHLIGHTS: NEST MURAL - Etsy Family Room, Hudson NY 2016 (see public art page for images)

Mohawk Hudson Juried Regional Exhibit, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY,

VIDEO: Ryder & Melora Creager of Rasputina

Secret Slate, Installation, Chatham Meadows Sculpture Show, NY

DUST BOWL FAERIES 2016 Highlights (dark carnival music): Debut Album Release, Club Helsinki, Hudson NY O+ Festival, BSP Mainstage, Kingston NY Tang Museum Rooftop Series, Skidmore College, Saratoga NY Preservation Hall, Saratoga NY Illuminated Festival, Newburg NY

2015 HIGHLIGHTS: Drawing installation & music performance, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield MA.

Blue Mountain Center, Artist in Residence, Adirondacks, NY

Platte Clove Nature Theater, a musical odyssey by Ryder Cooley, Fredo Viola and Luis Mojica. video: https://vimeo.com/131329854

Dust Bowl Faeries 2015 highlights (dark carnival music): Caffe Lena, double bill with Melora Creager (Rasputina), Saratoga NY

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

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

Ryder & Hazel performance: Body as Omen, Ortega Y Gasset Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. http://incidentmag.com/2014/07/18/body-as-omen-witness/

XMALIA, Songs of Extinction Album & Illustrated Book

Xmalia albumXmalia book

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

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

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

Drawing Installation, Lavender Door Gallery, Stockbridge, MA.

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

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

Others Exhibit, musical performance, Loft 594, Brooklyn.

Ten Spot, exhibit & billboard, Lichtenstein Center, Pittsfield MA

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

2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Blue Mountain Center, Residency, Blue Mountain, NY

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

Art OMI, Music Residency, Ghent NY

Wild Vines: musical performance, Le Petit Versailles, NYC

Streetopia installation, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008-2010 HIGHLIGHTS: 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 http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/

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

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

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

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

Albany Center Gallery, Installation & Mural 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

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