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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 CrociniCourtesy 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