Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary musician, artist and performer. Weaving together chimeric visions and macabre songs, Ryder creates lyrical performances and multi-media installations. Ryder performs with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram, and with the dark carnival band Dust Bowl Faeries. Ryder is based in the New York Hudson Valley [U.S.A.]

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Dust Bowl Faeries, Dark Carnival Dream Music

Dust Bowl Faeries website

La MaMa Galleria 2024, Every Woman Biennial

Every Woman Biennial

Cyanide Hotel, video by John Huba

Cyanide Hotel - watch

Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science 2023, Malta

TTT Conference

FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science & Technology 2023, Taos NM


Dust Bowl Faeries anti-war song

Ketermaya (found footage video) - watch

MUSIC/PERFORMANCE Ryder & Dust Bowl Faeries

See DUST BOWL FAERIES website (above) & socials for upcoming shows

Dust Bowl Faeries IG

Dust Bowl Faeries/Ryder Cooley Bandcamp (all music)

Bandcamp - listen

Lost in Time, video by Thin Edge Films

Lost in Time - watch

Carnival Dust EP

Carnival Dust - listen

Candy Store, video by Thin Edge Films

Candy Store - watch

The Plague Garden, Dust Bowl Faeries album

The Plague Garden - listen

Zebra, video by Thin Edge Films feat. Dust Bowl Faeries

Zebra - watch

Hazels Eyes: Trapeze by Ryder, song by Dennis Herbert

Hazels Eyes Trapeze - watch

Loon Lake video by Ryder/Dust Bowl Faeries at And-Hof Animal Sanctuary

And-Hof Animal Sanctuary - watch

Ghosts of Love, video by Thin Edge Films, music by Ryder

Ghosts of Love, Covid Memorial - watch

XMALIA, Songs of Extinction Illustrated Book

Xmalia book


Dust Bowl Faeries - ROCK N ROLL GLOBE 2023


Dust Bowl Faeries - Rock at Night 2023

ROCK at NIGHT review

Ryder Interview - RADIO-RADIOX

RADIO-RADIOX interview

Dust Bowl Faeries, NPR/WNYC interview

NPR/WNYC interview

Dust Bowl Faeries, Vents Magazine review

Vents Magazine review

Dust Bowl Faeries, Rock and Roll Globe review

Rock and Roll Globe review

Dust Bowl Faeries, American Songwriter review

American Songwriter review

Ryder Cooley ACE interview

ACE interview

Dust Bowl Faeries, Zebra video review

Zebra review 2019

Ryder Cooley interview, Indy Eastend

Indy Eastend interview

Leech House, Hudson Eye Festival

Leech House - Hudson Eye

Dust Bowl Faeries, album review

Chronogram review

XMALIA, News Times interview with Ryder

News Times interview

XMALIA, Times Union review

Times Union review

XMALIA, Posi+tive Magazine interview with Ryder

Posi+tive Magazine interview

XMALIA, All Over Albany review

All Over Albany review

XMALIA, Nippertown review

Nippertown Review

Nippertown, interview with Ryder

Nippertown review


2 0 2 0 - 2 0 2 3

Gothic Animals, group show, Circle Gallery, Hudson NY 2023

Sustainable Consumption exhibit, Museum of Ethnography, Sweden 2022

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Artist in Residence, Oregon,

Ryder Cooley - Sitka

Sustainable Consumption exhibit, Museum of World Culture, Sweden 2022

Dust Bowl Faeries, WAMC The Linda Virtual Concert, NY

Dust Bowl Faeries - WAMC

Dust Bowl Faeries, Wish You Were Hear Virtual Series, NY

Wish You Were Hear - Watch

2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9

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

Seed Song, multi-media seed project with Zoey Kroll

Seed Song

Leech House, performance-exhibit, Hudson Eye Fest., NY

Whimsey exhibit, Whitney Center for the Arts, MA

Zebra music video, Coney Island & Orlando Film Festivals

Light into Night, sight-specific performance, Art OMI, NY

Vampire Tango film premiere, Fright Festival, Berlin, Germany

Daughters of Houdini film screening, Joanie 4 Jackie, London

Robert Wilson Watermill Center, Artist Talk, 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

Ryder & Rasputina, Johnny Brenda's, PA

Ryder & Rasputina, Rough Trade, NY

Duat Bowl Faeries, Coney Island Baby, NY

Faerie Ball at Racebrook Lodge, MA

Dust Bowl Faeries, Colony Woodstock, NY

DB Faeries at Club Helsinki, 8pm, Hudson NY

Ryder performance/exhibit, Whitney Center, MA

Enigma, exhibit, Catskill Mountain Foundation, NY

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

DB Faeries Remix EP release, Helsinki Ballroom, NY

Sirens video by Thin Edge Films/Dust Bowl Faeries, NY

Boondocks Film Society, solo performance, NY

2 0 1 6 - 2 0 1 7

Berkshire Museum, solo musical performance, MA

Amnesia-Aisenma, Solo Exhibit, HiLo Gallery, NY

Declaration of Sentiments, exhibit, Athens Cultural Center, NY

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

Whimsy, exhibit, Whitney Center for the Arts, MA

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

Onelovenola Residency/Tour, New Orleans, LA

Dust Bowl Faeries, Steampunk Worlds Fair, NJ

DB Faeries, 0+ Festival, NY

DB Faeries, Woodstock on the Green, NY

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

NEST MURAL - Etsy Family Room, NY

Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibit, Hyde Collection, NY

VIDEO: Ryder & Melora Creager of Rasputina

Secret Slate, Installation, Chatham Meadows Sculpture Show, NY

Dust Bowl Faeries Album Release, Club Helsinki, NY

Dust Bowl Faeries O+ Festival, BSP Mainstage, NY

Dust Bowl Faeries Tang Museum, Skidmore College, NY

Dust Bowl Faeries Preservation Hall, NY

Dust Bowl Faeries Illuminated Fest, NY

2 0 1 4 - 2 0 1 5

Whitney Center, Exhibit & DB Faeries show, MA

Blue Mountain Center, Artist Residency, NY

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

Caffe Lena with Melora Creager(Rasputina), NY

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

RoadKill, exhibit/concert, Athens Cultural Center, NY

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

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

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

2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 3

Cold Comfort, exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, NY

Rewilderment, performance series, New York & beyond

Solo exhibit, Lavender Door Gallery, MA

aerial performance, La Sala, NY

Circus, exhibit, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor MI

Others, exhibit/musical performance, Loft 594, NY

Ten Spot, exhibit & billboard, Lichtenstein Center, MA

Dark Ryder, exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, NY

Blue Mountain Center, Residency, NY

Biophilia Mural, Etsy Office, Cannon Ball Factory, NY

Art OMI, Music Residency, NY

Wild Vines, musical performance, Le Petit Versailles, NY

Streetopia installation, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

Paper Quilts exhibit, Berkeley Art Center, Berkley CA

XMALIA performance, MCLA Presents, MA

XMALIA Exhibit & Performance, Silvermine Arts, CT

XMALIA Performance, Proctors Mainstage, NY

XMALIA exhibit & Performance Series, MA

2 0 0 8 - 2 0 1 0

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

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