Chloe Castro is an artist and objects conservator currently based in Oakland, California.
She studied History and Sculpture at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She then went on to earn her MFA in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art & Design. During her time at SCAD, she was personally selected to lead a 6-month research project in Hong Kong.
She became fascinated with steel and welding techniques in college, creating several sought after pieces. Since then she has enjoyed studying new materials and mediums. Currently she is focusing on gilding and gouache.
Working as a conservator has allowed her to constantly learn about new materials that she wouldn't necessarily have had access to otherwise. From ancient ceramics, to mirror-finish metals, to antique butterfly specimens, conservation has provided her the hands-on study of hundreds of objects, with an individual treatment for each one.