Chloé Bulpin 15 IL
Based in Brooklyn, NY
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
I aim to bring my fascination with the natural world to my work. As an activist for environmental protection, I like to explore the flora and fauna of the natural world as well as the relationships that exist within it.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
Yes. I (aim to) draw every day and maintain a sketchbook practice.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
Over the past year, I have been developing a strong interest in the intersection between illustration, surface design and products. I've been working on translating my illustrations and creative energy to produce more product-focused work. It’s been such an exciting adaptation of my work and something I’m truly excited to expand upon. I am learning how to produce these goods ethically and sustainably so that I can produce home goods which meet my mission.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
I'm a board member for non-profit, Creature Conserve, I helped kickstart with Dr. Lucy Spelman. We've curated a show in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) with 30 artists that worked with field researchers of various endangered species. The show, "Wildlife Trade: Art and Science" was on display for the month of July at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
My work was also be highlighted in the "Vogue Gallery" of 3 issues of British Vogue this year.
To see more of Chloe's work, visit chloebulpin.com