communitychorusla at gmail.com
Hello, my name is Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs. I am an Oakland-born, Los Angeles-based multi-media artist and composer. I create entry points into my compositions through sculpture, video, costume, and performance. The core theme of my practice is the conviction that the creation of new mythologies can lead to the deconstruction + devastation of real-life hierarchical structures. I lead Community Chorus, a persistence-themed, no-commitment chorus; I make up one half of the pop duo, Bouquet; and am the creator/composer of the choral/movement ensemble, Song of Eurydice.
I've presented work at The Getty Center, deYoung Museum, Hammer Museum, MOCA LA, SFMOMA, Bangkok University, High Desert Test Sites, The Broad, Portland Art Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Anchorage Museum (AK), University of Georgia, Athens, and All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival (UK).
I also create customized music for film, TV, radio, and web - hit me up.
*Homepage image by Annie Gimas
*Background image by photo by: Vanessa Crocini. Courtesy of The Broad
Trinie Dalton / Artforum
Travis Diehl / Frieze
Catherine Womack / LA Times
Brica Wilcox and Travis Diehl / X-TRA
Michael Slenske / LALA Magazine
Aminatou Sow + Ann Friedman / Call Your Girlfriend
Ryan Bradley / New York Times Magazine
Alyson Zetta / Rookie
Busra Erkara / Nylon Magazine (print)
Maura M. Lynch / Rookie