Chaos and Precision
is the graphic design practice of Riley Hooker  

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Chaos and Precision is the design practice of Riley Hooker, whose work moves across graphic design, independent publishing and art—with an emphasis on close collaborations with artists and architects. 

In 2012 Hooker co-founded the graphic design studio This is our work until disbanding in 2015 to launch Façadomy —an indenepent publishing project which explores paradox and desire as fundamental elements of liberatory thinking. Hooker’s writing and editorial work has been featured in PIN—UP Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and the Walker Art Center’s design blog “The Gradient.”

Hooker’s work with artist collective House of LaDosha was featured in Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at the New Museum in New York in 2018. In winter of 2021 Hooker held the technology residency at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. In the spring of 2022 a solo presentation of Hooker’s video and installation work was shown in the exhibition Doing Language: Word Work, curated by Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Egbert Vongmalaithong at the ICA in Richmond, VA where they have also lectured and lead a 24-hour Halloween workshop titled “DEATH WISH.” In the spring of 2022 Hooker will present SIT(UATION) a mutable, reading environment that pulls from collective intelligence and multisensory education, comminssioned by the ICA in Richmond on the occasion of the the exhibition Misread Unread Read Re-read Misread Unread Re-read (MURRMUR).

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CLIENTS (In no particular order)

The Kitchen NYC
The National Academy of Design
Van Alen Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University
Anonymous Club
Performa
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Wonder Press
Capricious
Creative Time
MIX NYC
Recess Projects
Pioneer Works
YARDY WORLD
Liquid Sunshine Distribution
Milkbar
Park Avenue Armory
The Architect’s Newspaper
PIN—UP Magazine
Walker Art Center
Canteloupe Records
The New Museum
Studio MORSA
RISD
Brown University
Stanford University
Yale Graphic Design

COLLABORATORS (In no particular order)

May Kim
Phobebe Kerr
Maria Chavez
Rush Jackson
Rahul Shinde
Juliana Huxtable
Christopher Udemeue
Maria Petschnig
Christian Valasquez
Nontis Mutiti
Nicole Killian / Nico Fontana
Paul John / Endless Editions
Sami Sikinas
Rosen Tomov