Art & Design
Chloris Lowe currently lives and works in central Wisconsin. In addition to his studio practice Chloris has been given an opportunity to further learn and teach the Ho-Chunk language. Commissions can be obtained by starting a conversation using the contact info provided below.
I maintain a studio practice which utilizes my experience and expertise as an artist, designer, maker and educator. Through the creation of sculptural objects, utility melds with aesthetics. While commissions for both furniture and sculpture are taken, studio output focuses on creative exploration and the relationships between object and place.
Though much attention has been paid to developing a proficiency in woodworking, my work encompasses a wide range of media including steel, fabric, ceramics and concrete. Attention is paid to the materiality of objects and the places which they reside, both in the mind as well as their physical placement within the world.
Please contact for availability of specific pieces or commissions. - At this time most pieces shown on the Gallery pages are in collections, not for sale or no longer in existence.
Sculpture: cement, wood, paint & ink.
Untitled (Unknown Wiroku)
Imaginary tool studies: steel & wood.
Salvaged timbers from Providence RI river, felt, steel & paint.
Sculpture: fabric, foam, plywood, steel & casters.
Master of Fine Arts, 2009, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2004 ,School of Education, University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Madison WI
Associates Degree, Protective Services, 1999, Madison Area Technical College, Madison WI
Language Apprentice Program, 2015-2020, Ho-Chunk Nation Language and Culture, Mauston WI
Learner-Driven Language Learning Method, 2018, Indigenous Language Institute, Baraboo WI
Team Dynamics Training, 2017, Laurie Frank/ Ho-Chunk Nation Language and Culture, Tomah WI
Teachers Certificate Classes, 2008, Brown University/RISD, Providence RI
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 2005 Woodworking Intensive, Rockport ME
English, Hoocąk (Ho-Chunk)
Lowe Space Art + Design Studio Providence RI, Philadelphia PA, Lyndon Station WI
Custom Furniture & Design Consultant, 2007-Present
Developing and building custom furniture and sculpture for individuals and corporations. Instructed and consulted for communal shop set up and developed company branding.
UW Madison, Madison WI
Lecturer, American Indian & Indigenous Studies, Spring 2022-Present
Ho-Chunk (Hoocąk) Language 1&2, AIIS 308 & 304
Adjunct Faculty, American Indian Studies, Fall 2020
Ho-Chunk (Hoocąk) Language, Special Interest class
Edgewood College, Madison WI
Adjunct Faculty, Art Department, Spring 2021 - Spring 2022
Ecological Design (ART 366)
Madison Community Classes, Madison WI
Language Instructor, Hoocąk 1 & 2, 2018-2020
Instructed Introductory Hoocąk (Ho-Chunk), an indigenous Siouan language of the Upper Midwest.
Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Blue Bell PA
Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts, 2010-2014
Instructed studio classes in Sculpture, Woodworking and Ceramics. Developed new curriculum in Woodworking for MCCC’s Fine Art Program. Maintained a creative and safe educational environment.
Moore College of Art and Design Philadelphia PA
Working with the continuing education department I instructed and guided a number of classes through exploratory sessions using found materials and other easily accessible 3 dimensional media.
Penland School of Crafts Penland NC
Designed and instructed a 2 week summer session based in the woodshop, titled Loco-motion.
RISD Furniture Design Department Providence RI
Teaching Assistant, 2006-2009
Assisted and taught undergraduate furniture design studio classes in metalworking, woodworking and drawing.
OTHER MISC. INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Co-organizer, Land Tour Series, Hoocąk Language Apprentice Program, Mauston WI, 2017
Guest Lecturer, Intro. To American Indian Studies, UW Madison, Madison WI, Fall 2017
Language Activity Coordinator, Hoocąk Summer Youth Camp, Milwaukee WI, 2017
Language Liaison, Hoocąk Summer Culture Camp, 9 Eagles Lyndon Station WI, 2017
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (CFC), Rockport ME
7 month Fellowship, 2006
Penland School of Craft, Material Exploration Glass, Iron, Wood Studios
COLLECTIONS/ PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS
UW Madison Biochemical Sciences Building, Madison Wisconsin, 2023
Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison Wisconsin, 2022
The Art of Fine Furniture, Juried Exhibition, Winona Historical Society, Winona MN, 2023
Scholars and Fellows, Juried Exhibition, Messler Gallery, Rockport ME, 2018
Bavarian Bierhaus, Figure Commission, Nashville TN, 2017
23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest, Figure Commission, Philadelphia PA, 2016
Design Philadelphia, Open air installation, Philadelphia PA, 2014
Make It Break It Rebuild It, Philly Fringe Festival, Invitational, Philadelphia PA, 2012
AiO Exhibition, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia PA, 2012
Gallery 13, Invitational, Philadelphia PA 2012
Art + Soul Food, Community Event, Installation in unused storefront, Philadelphia PA, 2012
Table Fights 2011, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY 2011
Studio 308, Mercantile Block, AS220, Providence RI, 2010
Table Fights 2010, Furniture Society Conference, MIT, Cambridge MA, 2010
Celebrating The Studio Fellowship, Messler Gallery, CFC, Rockport ME, 2010
RISD MFA Thesis Exhibition, Providence Convention Center, Providence RI, 2009
Protagonist/Antagonist, RISD Bank Building, Providence RI, 2009
Table Fights 2009, Magnan Projects Gallery, New York NY, 2009
Mereology, Dead Cat Gallery, Providence RI, 2008
Table Fights 2008, Magnan Projects Gallery, New York NY, 2008
Work by Studio Fellows, Messler Gallery, CFC, Rockport ME, 2008
Modern Perspectives of a Modern People, Brown University, Providence RI, 2008
Student and Teacher, Silo Gallery, Hunt Hill Farm Trust, New Milford CT, 2007
Providence Fine Furnishing Show, Providence Convention Center, Providence RI,2007
First Nations Show, Ewing Multicultural Center Gallery, RISD, Providence RI, 2007
Work by Studio Fellows, Messler Gallery, CFC, Rockport ME, 2007
Current Student Work, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison WI, 2003