Faculty portfolios

  • Installation view, Looker. Monaco, St. Louis, MO, 2020.
    Installation view, Looker. Monaco, St. Louis, MO, 2020.
  • Installation View, Looker. Monaco, St. Louis, MO, 2020.
    Installation View, Looker. Monaco, St. Louis, MO, 2020.
  • “The Shadow Gathering.” Oil on linen, 11 x 14”, 2019.
    “The Shadow Gathering.” Oil on linen, 11 x 14”, 2019.
  • Installation View, 1ST FLR APT. PRACTISE, Chicago, IL, 2019.
    Installation View, 1ST FLR APT. PRACTISE, Chicago, IL, 2019.
  • “Blue Leopard.” Oil on linen, 9 x 12”, 2020.
    “Blue Leopard.” Oil on linen, 9 x 12”, 2020.

Chloe West

Lecturer

Campus Box 1031
Biography 

Chloe West creates paintings that investigate the body and its relationship to the spaces it inhabits. She paints the surfaces of the everyday, enfleshing material skins. Objects such as windows and linoleum tiles are presented with works that show fragmented views of the body: contrasting materials of banality with moments of intimacy. Together, these works create a nonlinear narrative that explores the subjectivity of the body as it relates to place. The painting process is durational, tender, and engages in deep looking to question the gaze and themes of accessibility.

West was born in Wyoming, where she earned a BFA from the University of Wyoming. West currently lives and works in St. Louis, where she earned an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. She has exhibited work in both solo and group shows nationally, most recently at PRACTISE in Oak Park, IL, and Monaco Gallery in St. Louis.