Chloe Early

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Chloe Early is London-based contemporary artist, known for her figurative paintings with street art influences.[1]

Chloe Early
Known forContemporary Art

Early life and education[edit]

Early was born in 1980 and raised in Cork, Ireland. She was a student in printed textiles at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, where she graduated in 2003.[2][3] Early married artist Conor Harrington in 2013 after a decade together.[4]


Early commonly works in oils on linen and aluminum panel. Her work captures the drama and emotion of Renaissance and early Baroque artwork. The tropes draw from historical work plays a clear role in her series "Suspended," partly inspired by Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpture, The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa.[5] Her work combines stylistic elements from Renaissance and Romantic painting with the rawness of contemporary life, “examining the sensitive and personal aspects of conflict, ambition and entropy in an opulent, cinematic style.”[6] Common themes include redemption and hope.[6]


Early has exhibited in group and solo shows in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Cork and Dublin.[2]

The music video for the song Iris (Hold Me Close) by U2 exhibits a coming of age story by Early. The artist contrasts concrete urbanism with lush landscapes, drawing from her childhood in Ireland and her impending motherhood.[7]


April 2014 Suspended/The Outsiders/London[5]
November 2012 Rainbow Ruins / Corey Helford Gallery / Los Angeles
October 2011 Feathers and Wax / Joshua Liner Gallery / New York
October 2010 Birdsong and Machine Sounds / Corey Helford Gallery / Los Angeles
November 2008 Ladies and Gentlemen we are Spinning in Space / Stolen Space Gallery / London
February 2008 Pieces of A Dream / Tramyard Gallery / Dublin
May 2007 Between Earth and Heaven / Stolen Space Gallery / London
October 2006 Springboard / Tramyard Gallery / Dublin

Group exhibitions[edit]

March 2016 Still Here: A Decade of Lazarides / Lazarides Gallery / London
May 2014 Art Truancy: 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine / Jonathan LeVine Gallery / New York
December 2010, 2011, 2012 Space Miami / Corey Helford Gallery
December 2009 Multi-Plane Group Show / Corey Helford Gallery / Los Angeles
August 2009 Summer Group Show / Joshua Liner Gallery / New York
July 2009, 2010 Summer Group Show / Stolen Space / London
April 2009 Chasing Castles / Kinsey Desforges Gallery / Los Angeles

– Sources:[8][9]


  1. ^ "Chloe Early – 15 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy". Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  2. ^ a b "Chloe Early – Artist Profile – WOW x WOW". WOW X WOW. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  3. ^ Shanley, Valerie (15 June 2003). "An enthralling vista opens; Chloe Early, like other of her NCAD contemporaries, is inspired by the Dublin skyline in the creation of her interior designs". Sunday Tribune – via LexisNexis Academic.
  4. ^ Milton, Stephen. "They've suffered for their craft, selling bags and washing dishes by day, painting by night, but Stephen Milton finds Corkonian couple Chloe Early and Conor Harrington are finally making a name for themselves in the art world". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b Aaron Souppouris (8 April 2014). "Chloe Early's dreamlike paintings merge weightlessness with despair". The Verge. Retrieved 14 July 2017. The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa remains one of the most important and well-studied Baroque sculptures, and it's also the inspiration for a major London show from Irish artist Chloe Early.
  6. ^ a b "Lazarides // Chloe Early". Archived from the original on 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  7. ^ "Chloe Early music video for U2 shows a journey into adulthood". Dezeen. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  8. ^ "Chloe Early – Artist". Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  9. ^ "StolenSpace Gallery: Chloe Early - Exhibitions". Artnet. Retrieved 14 July 2017.

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