Contemporary Arts Center
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Artist Details


John Chamberlain was born in 1927 in Rochester, IN. He graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1952 and from Black Mountain College in 1956. Chamberlain has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (1968); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (1986); The Center for Public Sculpture, New York, NY (2001); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (2012); and Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK (2015). He has also participated in several group exhibitions, including The Art of Assemblage, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1961); New York Collection for Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (1973); Black Mountain College: Experimenting with Power, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2002); Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic 1945–1965, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2016). Chamberlain died in 2011 in New York, NY.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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