Claire Chambless is a multi-disciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. Her work uses the psychology of material and process to investigate female identity, sexuality and somatosensory stimulation. She received her B.A. in Studio Art from Davidson College in 2012, where she was the James G. Pepper Scholar and recipient of the Douglas Houchens Art Award. She has exhibited in venues across the Southern United States and Spain, including “Gathered III” at MOCA GA in 2017. Claire is a 2017-2018 Hughley Fellow (formerly known as the Walthall Fellowship) and will begin the MFA Art program at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Fall 2018 in Los Angeles.

 

EDUCATION
California Institute of the Arts, MFA Art 2020
Davidson College, B.A. Studio Art, 2008- 2012

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
EXcess, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta, GA

2016
Gold Lust, Tula, Atlanta, GA

2012
I Will Have No Other, Edward M. Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC

2009
Gnosis, World Six Gallery, Rosemary Beach, FL

2008
Beginnings, Catherin Kelleghan Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008
Claire Chambless, The Gallery Wall, Atlanta, GA

TWO-PERSON & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

First Person Plural, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA


2017
HeartsArts, Hearts to Nourish Hope, Riverdale, GA
Gathered III. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
My Body Matters. Our Rights Matter. Georgia Artists For Progress, Tila Studios, East Point, GA

2016
46/21: ART+ACTIVISM/Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Popstart!, Dk Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Villarcangel, Madame Mim, Valencia, Spain

2012
Senior Art Exhibition, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson, NC

2011
Layers: Claire Chambless & David Swan, Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010
Veritas: Claire Chambless & Gustavo Torres, Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009
Focus On The Figure, Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Arthouse, The Pink Palace, Atlanta, GA

2009-2012 | Annual Juried Student Show, Davidson College, NC

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS
2018
Grey Area (Bower of Bliss), Taipan Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, GA

2017
If We Sleep Together, Would You Be My Friend Forever?, Wonderroot, Egyptian Ballroom, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2018
Lillian Disney Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2017-2018
Walthall Artist Fellowship, Wonderroot, Atlanta, GA
 
2017
Heartsarts Beta Residency Program, Riverdale, GA

2016
Villarcangel A.I.R. Program, Valencia, Spain

2012
Bayles Art Grant
Dean Rusk International Studies Travel Grant

2011
Douglas Houchens Studio Art Award
Dean Rusk International Studies Travel Grant 

2008-2012
James G. Pepper Visual Arts Scholarship, Davidson College, Davidson, NC