Chase Hafer is a multidisciplinary artist and designer from Philadelphia specializing in a fine art approach to textiles and fashion.
She combines her traditional painting background with an innovative approach to surface development specializing in the creation of intricate surfaces, material ingenuity, and a sophisticated handling of technique and process. A lifelong scholar of material culture, her work is principally concerned with the exploration of color, pattern, illusion, maximalism, and the distinctions between luxury and mass-produced goods.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2018 with a dual degree Chase moved to Florence, Italy to study traditional textile handcraft processes. Currently based in London, her practice remains vested in the area where design and fine art overlap.
Hobson Pittman Prize for Experimental Work, 2017
Robert T. Wickersham Memorial Purchase Prize for Lithography, 2017
The Thouron Prize, 2017