Represented Artist

Robert Chambers

Born 1955, Miami FL. Lives Miami, FL, United States.

Robert Chambers, portrait
Robert Chambers, 8 Bubbles, 2005
Shore Cottage - 8 Bubbles Karensansui Garden Series. Latex, silk, helium, rope, LED lights, electrical components 20 x 100 yrds

Robert Chambers finds himself constantly toying with visual connections between science and art, forcing them into a realm of senselessness and chaos.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs from the exhibition. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Robert Chambers

The idea of combining contemporary sculpture and science with non-traditional materials is at the core of my work as an artist.

Robert Chambers’ work very often references a sense of experimental playfulness. The rigidity of science, chemistry, and physics is broken by a desire to re-contextualize empirical research thru a sculptor’s vantage point. The final selection of unrelated matter becomes a perplexing hybrid of materials and concepts rooted in laboratory praxis and contemporary art theory.

Chambers finds himself constantly toying with visual connections between science and art, forcing them into a realm of senselessness and chaos. This work stimulates viewers into constructing their own understanding of contemporary concerns and questions which may be used as an impetus to encourage associations between disparate entities.

Biography

Born in Miami, Robert Chambers earned his MA (1990) from New York University and his BFA from University of Miami (1983). He ran the sculpture departments at NYU for a number of years and then continued his teaching career at the University of Miami. Robert Chambers has recently completed several large scale public Art commissions; “Light Field”, an interactive 87’ tall LED wall of light and “Orbital 1+2”, 20.000 lbs marble elliptical sculptures for Miami-Dade Art in Public Places (completed March 2011). Recent exhibitions include ”2011 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts” at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in NYC. Awards include the Nancy Graves Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. He was granted a residency at the Fabric Workshop Museum in Philadelphia, PA in 2009 and has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Miami Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Miami, FL.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2018
AIRIE Artist in Residence, Miami, FL

2017
IRON OAR, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2015
Grill-Art, Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, Switzerland

2014
Pelt Field, ASAP, Mount.Desert Island, Maine

2011
Adaptive Silo, Projektraum M54. Mörsbergerstrasse 54, Basel, Switzerland

2009
Ribbon Drop on Arch St, Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Atomic Dog, Winter Park, Florida

2007
Ten Spools, ASAP, Mount Desert Island, Maine

2007
Vitruvius’s Recliner, Roebling Hall, NYC

2006
Ellipsota (Art in Public Places), Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sarasota FL

2005
Eight Bubbles, ASAP, Mount Desert Island, Maine

2004
Doppler, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2004
In Sit U, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

2003
Invert, Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Project Room, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2002
Rotorelief, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Art Positions, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

2001
New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

1999
Skytracker, West Chelsea Arts Building, New York City, New York

1998
Bigma, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

1998
Gretzel Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
Mental Magma, La Torre De Los Vientos, Mexico City, Mexico
Drix Installation, Byron Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

1997
Drix Installation, Miami, FL

1996
Zon Installation, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

1991
Site – Specific Installation: Sculpture Center, New York, NY

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