Carol Chave, fiber painting designer/weaver
I paint with wool, mentally reworking the germ of an idea for weeks or months before going to the loom to realize it. Color is important; if I can’t find the colors I need, I dye yarn. The texture of the wool and interplay of the strands of yarn enrich the quality of the color.
Originally located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, my studio is now in a log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of New Jersey. My work is influenced by my life: travels, visits to museums and galleries, family, friends, and environment.
My fiber paintings have been seen in shows throughout the United States, including the Denise Bibro Gallery in Chelsea, NYC, and in Canada. Represented by the Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery of Argentina, my paintings were shown at SOFA Chicago and Art Palm Springs.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.
Photo credit: Dennis Dalelio
The Stolen Hours Podcast, Season 1 (2021) Host: Dennis Dalelio EPISODE 6 - THE RETIRED WALL ST. LAWYER....THE LOOM ARTIST and DANCER: Carol Chave (published Tuesday night March 30th, 2021)
Carol Chave is a loom artist and improv dancer, whose life as a Wall St. lawyer could not hide away her creativity. It not only benefitted her in her successful career, but it also found its way into all the aspects of her life even without ever formally studying art. Her desire to fully engage as an artist, and to be more available to her creative kids, led to an early retirement from her law career at age 52. Since then, she has spent the last two decades engaging in her love for making paintings out of textiles on a full sized loom and finding a way, beyond dance classes, to engage in her love of dance. Her support of classically trained musicians in New York City led serendipitously to her participation in an improv live music and dance group called "The Moving Orchestra" that she has danced with since it began in early 2019. Enjoy her story! Check out www.thestolenhourspodcast.com to see examples of Carol's work and to see where to find Carol's latest creations.