bio

Chloe Darke is from Groveland, Massachusetts, where she received great support from her family, teachers, and peers to pursue her interest in art. Chloe received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from Maine College of Art in May 2011. Shortly after graduation, she attended "The Metal Tea Infuser," a workshop taught by Tom Muir, at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. This incredible experience reinforced her passion for craft and determination to make metalsmithing her career. Chloe was employed as a silversmith at Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, Massachusetts from October 2011 to August 2016. She and her coworkers are featured in an episode of the PBS television series Craft in America entitled "Forge." She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Metals as a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Her work is currently on display in "Handmade for Home" at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The show runs March 30-May 19. As the recipient of the 2019 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize, her thesis show will be exhibited at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin as a three-month solo exhibition entitled "Secret, Augment, Testify." The show runs April 26-June 16, with an opening reception on April 26 from 5:30-7:30.