In Chiara No’s current work, Crowning, No embodies and undermines the variability of imagery and language. Using ideological motifs within the lexicon of Black, Death and Grind Metal, No employs heavy handed, dark, and straightforward iconography as parody. No’s Crowning does not necessarily seek to only criticize this hyper-masculine homogenous culture but to provoke women to be active participants and be represented because they are Metal as Fuck.
Crowning is the third and final installment of 3AM Maternal, curated by Lise Haller Baggeson
Chiara No is from Baltimore, MD. She studied Art and Theory at the Glasgow School of Art in 2002-2003 and received a BA in Art History from Towson University in 2005. She has also received a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Chiara No is currently a second year MFA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.