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Riley Hooker works across graphic design, independent publishing and art—emphasizing close collaborations within art, fashion and architecture. 

In 2012 Hooker co-founded the graphic design studio This is our work until disbanding in 2015 to launch Façadomy —an independent 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 has lectured at graphic design and architecture programs internationally and has lead workshops at both VCU and the Yale School of Art.

In the spring of 2022 Hooker presented SIT(UATION) a mutable, reading environment that pulls from collective intelligence, multisensory education, and polemics on the museum bench. The research and production was comminssioned by the ICA in Richmond on the occasion of the exhibition MURRMUR (Misread Unread Read Re-read Re-read Misread Unread Re-read). In the spring of 2022 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 lead a nonstop 24-hour workshop titled “DEATH WISH.” on Halloween, 2021. The same workshop all-nighter format was revisisted for workshop titled “Death and Delirium” with graduate students at Yale Graphic Design on Halloween in 2023. Hooker held the technology residency at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. Hooker’s collaborative work with queer 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 and has been exhibited internationally since.

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Yale Graphic Design
Creative Time
The Community, Paris
Tom of Finland Foundation
The Kitchen NYC
The National Academy of Design
Van Alen Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University
Anonymous Club
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Wonder Press
Creative Time
Recess Projects
Pioneer Works
Park Avenue Armory
The Architect’s Newspaper
PIN—UP Magazine
Walker Art Center
Canteloupe Records
The New Museum
Studio MORSA
Brown University
Stanford University
New Red Order
May Kim
Phobebe Kerr
Maria Chavez
Drake Carr
Francesca Wade
Rush Jackson
Rad Mora
Rahul Shinde
Juliana Huxtable
Christopher Udemezue
Maria Petschnig
Christian Velasquez
Nontis Mutiti
Nicole Killian / Nico Fontana
Paul John / Endless Editions
Sami Sikinas
Rosen Tomov
Zoe Breszney
New Red Order
Ignacio Gatica

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