Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary musician, artist and performer. Weaving together chimeric visions with songs and projected imagery, she creates cinematic performances, drawings and installations. Ryder performs with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram, and with the band Dust Bowl Faeries. She is based in the New York Hudson Valley [U.S.A.]

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Hudson Eye, performing arts festival, Hudson NY, Aug/Sept

Sustainable Consumption, exhibit, Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweeden, Aug 2019-May 2020

Sustainable Consumption, exhibit, Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, Sweeden, Aug 2020-Dec 2021

Dust Bowl Faeries, dark carnival dream music

visit http://dustbowlfaeries.com for upcoming music shows

Zebra, music video by Thin Edge Films, awarded Best Avant-Garde Music Video, L.A. Music Video Festival

Vampire Tango, film by Thin Edge Films, awarded Best Music Video, Hunter Mountain Film Festival

Dust Bowl Faeries 2018 Remix EP

Seed Song, multi-media seed project http://edibleoffice.wixsite.com/animaliaseeds

Dennis Herbert collaborative album & illustrated book coming soon!


Dust Bowl Faeries Album

Chronogram Review

News Times

News Times Interview

Times Union

Xmalia Times Union Review

Posi+tive Magazine

Posi+tive Magazine Interview

All Over Albany

All Over Albany Review


Nippertown Review


Nippertown Interview

Jasmine Dreame-Wagner

For Arbors For Satellites Interview


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Vampire Tango film premiere, Fright Festival, Berlin, Germany

Daughters of Houdini film screening, Joanie 4 Jackie, London, England

Robert Wilson Watermill Center, Artist Talk, Long Island NY

Dark Carnival Dream Music (solo), Southampton Art Center, NY

Ryder & Rasputina, Once Ballroom, Boston MA

Ryder & Rasputina, Putnam Place, Saratoga NY

Ryder & Rasputina, Mercury Lounge, NY NY

Ryder & Rasputina, Johnny Brenda's, Philly PA

Ethics, Excess & Extinction, exhibit, El Paso Museum of Art, Texas

Ryder & Rasputina, Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY

DB Faeries at Coney Island Baby, NY NY

Faerie Ball at Racebrook Lodge, Sheffield MA

DB Faeries at Colony, Woodstock NY

DB Faeries at Club Helsinki, 8pm, Hudson NY

Ryder performance/exhibit, Whitney Center, Pittsfield MA

Enigma, exhibit, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter NY

DB Faeries Residency/Show, The Church, Mt. Vision NY

DB Faeries Remix EP release, Helsinki Ballroom, Hudson NY

Sirens video by Thin Edge Films w DB Faeries, Catskill NY

Boondocks Film Society, solo musical performance, NY

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Berkshire Museum, solo musical performance, Pittsfield MA

Amnesia-Aisenma, Solo Exhibit, HiLo Gallery, Catskill NY

Declaration of Sentiments, exhibit, Athens Cultural Center, Athens NY

CoLab, exhiibit, Green County Council for the Arts, Catskill NY

Whimsy, exhibit, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

Dream Alibis - poetry by JoAnn Stevelos, illustrations by Ryder Cooley

Onelovenola Music Residency/Tour w DB Faeries, New Orleans, LA

DB Faeries, Steampunk Worlds Fair, NJ

DB Faeries, 0+ Festival, Pougkeepsie NY

DB Faeries, Woodstock on the Green, Woodstock NY

Tear of the Clouds, DB Faeries show, Club Helsinki, Hudson NY

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NEST MURAL - Etsy Family Room, Hudson NY 2016

Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibit, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

VIDEO: Ryder & Melora Creager of Rasputina

Secret Slate, Installation, Chatham Meadows Sculpture Show, NY

DB Faeries Album Release, Club Helsinki, Hudson NY

DB Faeries O+ Festival, BSP Mainstage, Kingston NY

DB Faeries Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga NY

DB Faeries Preservation Hall, Saratoga NY

DB Faeries Illuminated Fest, Newburg NY

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Whitney Center, Exhibit & DB Faeries show, Pittsfield MA

Blue Mountain Center, Artist Residency, Adirondacks, NY

Platte Clove, DB Faeries show, video: https://vimeo.com/131329854

Caffe Lena, DB Faeries with Melora Creager (Rasputina), Saratoga NY

Ghosts of Love, music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWDtdlx2K2s&feature

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RoadKill, exhibit & DB Faeries show, Athens Cultural Center, Athens NY

Body as Omen, performance, Ortega Y Gasset Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Review: http://incidentmag.com/2014/07/18/body-as-omen-witness/

XMALIA, Songs of Extinction Album & Illustrated Book

Xmalia albumXmalia book

Animalia Animation, awarded Best Animation of New England by Artscope Magazine

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Cold Comfort, exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY

Rewilderment, performance series, New York & beyond

Solo exhibit, Lavender Door Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

aerial performance, La Sala, Brooklyn, NY

Circus, exhibit, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor MI

Others, exhibit/musical performance, Loft 594, Brooklyn.

Ten Spot, exhibit & billboard, Lichtenstein Center, Pittsfield MA

Dark Ryder, exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston NY

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Blue Mountain Center, Residency, Blue Mountain, NY

Biophilia Mural, Etsy Office, Cannon Ball Factory, Hudson NY

Art OMI, Music Residency, Ghent NY

Wild Vines, musical performance, Le Petit Versailles, NYC

Streetopia installation, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisc, CA

MASS Art, Performance workshop, Boston, MA, http://vimeo.com/36739915

Paper Quilts exhibit, Berkeley Art Center, Berkley CA

XMALIA performance, MCLA Presents, N. Adams, MA

XMALIA Exhibit & Performance, Silvermine Arts, CT

XMALIA Performance, Proctors Mainstage, Schenectady, NY

XMALIA exhibit & Performance Series, N. Adams, MA

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Animalia ANIMATION: http://www.vimeo.com/19738863

Fall Harbor, album release

Luggage Store Gallery, Musical performance, San Francisco, CA

2nd Floor Projects, Daughters of Houdini exhibit, San Francisco, CA

Robert Wilson Watermill Center, Residency/Performance, http://watermillcenter.org/events/cooley

Vermont Studio Center Joan Mitchell Fellowship & Residency

Pan American Art Projects, exhibit, Miami FL

Review: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/no-love-for-fidel-6331434

Albany Center Gallery, Installation & Mural


Los Solos Performance Series, Baltimore, MD

MCLA Presents, N. Adams, MA

Skybox, Brooklyn, NY

Proctors Mainstage Theater, Schenectady, NY

contact rydercooley@gmail.com