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Chloe West

Chloe West is a visual artist based in St. Louis. West earned her BFA from the University of Wyoming and her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. West’s work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows at PM/AM (London), UNIT (London), Projects+Gallery (St. Louis), Monaco (St. Louis), and Practise (Oak Park, IL), among others. West’s work has been featured in Booooooom, Arts in Square, and Silverspace, and she is the recipient of the 2021 Creative Stimulus Award from Critical Mass for the Visual Arts.

West creates figurative paintings that examine the complex history of the body within the art historical canon. Guided heavily by her upbringing and surroundings in Wyoming, West’s paintings explore the human body in relation to the spaces that it occupies.

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Work by Chloe West

Painting of a person lying down, only their bare legs plus hand visible, next to what appears to be the backbone of a skeleton.

Beside You, 2021

Oil on canvas, 40 x 52 in.
Oil on linen painting of a hand using a pocket knife to rip through fabric, in darker tones, including greens.

Pocketknife, 2020

Oil on linen, 12 x 9 in.
Oil on linen painting of a person's exposed neck and collarbone/chest area in a green tone, with a yellow wishbone set over it vertically.

Neckbone, 2021

Oil on linen, 10 x 8 in.
Angled photo of an oil on linen painting hung on a white wall, showing a person's exposed back with a few teeth set along the spine.

Sinking Spine, 2021

Oil on linen, 20 x 16 in.
Oil on linen painting of a person's full naked torso, with the arms holding two large bones over the chest and breasts.

Two Bones, 2020

Oil on linen, 20 x 16 in.