Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Dec 1st 2012 to Dec 23rd 2012 | May 15th 2014 to Jun 1st 2014
  • FROM : USA

Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs is a visual artist and musician from California.
She is a primary member of the Los Angeles-based group, Bouquet.

Raised in Berkeley, CA, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs steeped in a potent admixture of astrophysics and synchronized ice-skating. Her shadowy pop songs address a wide spectrum of concepts -- from quantum mechanics to ancient mythology -- with an uncommonly clear narrative voice.

Riggs has performed at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, University of Bangkok Art Museum, The LAB, Hammer Museum, REDCAT Theater, New Image Art Gallery, and MOCA LA.

Bouquet (Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Aaron Olson, and Tom Filardo)  is a kaleidoscopic pop duo from California consisting of Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs and Max Foreman.  The two set out to create a uniquely inviting, immersive sound, intoning delicate vocal harmonies to a rising, ghostlike mass of guitar, trembling synthesizer, and pulsations of early rhythm machines.  Lyrics alternate between painterly portraits out of time and devastatingly simple pop tenacity to delightful effect.  Bouquet's music echoes undefinable post-punk wonders Young Marble Giants and This Mortal Coil, synth heroes Cluster, and the dulcet sensibilities of Sibylle Baier and Sandy Denny.  Live shows incorporate elements of installation, objects and videos that further envelop the listener.