Chloe Wise uses her art to comment on consumer culture, most famously through her Bread Bags series, which creates purses made of realistic-looking bakery items, adorned with the straps, logos, and hardware of designer bags. Wise earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in 2013, the same year she began working on her Bread Bags series. The series includes urethane bags shaped like pancakes, waffles, and fully-loaded bagels, along with a “Challah Back” backpack. In 2014 Wise came to international attention after the actress India Menuez brought her bag “Bagel No. 5” to a Chanel event. A sculptor, painter, videographer, and collage artist, Wise is also noted for her Star of Larry David installation, featuring a Jewish star formed of cooked bacon. As of 2016, she has had solo exhibitions at the Galerie Division in Montreal, the Division Gallery in Toronto, the Retrospective Gallery in Hudson, NY, and the Galerie Sebastien Bertrand in Geneva.
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