Chambliss Giobbi is an American artist, known for his photo collage-based works and sculpture. He was born in New York City in 1963. Before shifting into the field of contemporary visual art, Giobbi went to Boston University and earned his BFA in Music Composition and Theory in 1986. He began composing classical music at the age of 17, and at the same time, made collages. Eighteen years later, after a Guggenheim Fellowship and nomination for the Pulitzer, the prolific composer stopped composing and became a full-time visual artist.
In 1991, he received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and five years later a Guggenheim Fellowship. He had four solo shows, two at 101/Exhibit in Los Angeles, California and two at MiTO Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo in Barcelona, Spain. His work was exhibited in group exhibitions in Barcelona, Bucharest, London, Detroit, New York and Miami, and is held in the permanent collection of the Museo De Bellas Artes in Santander, Spain and International Collage Center in Milton, Pennsylvania.
He has been featured in publications such as BOMB Magazine, SLEEK Magazine (Berlin), FlashArt (online edition) and The New York Times.
Chambliss Giobbi’s figurative collages are created after a long photo session with his subject and printing out thousands of photographs, which are later torn and glued, piece by piece, to create the image. After that, he makes a series of collages on panels – some are flat and some are sculpted to create three-dimensional surfaces. They are psychological and physical mutation and the evidence of a long relationship between the artist and his subject.
All images © Chambliss Giobbi
|2016||Chambliss Giobbi||101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA||Solo|
|2015||Market Art + Design||Bridgehampton, NY||Group|
|2014||American Iron||101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA||Solo|
|2014||It’S In The Details||FigureWorks, Brooklyn, NY||Group|
|2013||Configuration||DeLuca Fine Art, Toronto||Group|
|2013||Head||Bosi Contemporary, NYC||Group|
|2013||Remix: Selections From The International Collage Center||The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO||Group|
|2012||Se7N: The Seven Deadly Sins||101/Exhibit, Miami, FL||Solo|
|2012||Cloud Nine||Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY||Group|
|2012||Not-So-Still (Life)||101/Exhibit, Miami, FL||Group|
|2011||To And Fro||MiTO Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, Spain||Group|
|2011||Mix And Match||Atelier 030202, Bucharest, Romania||Group|
|2011||Who Dares Wins||The Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit, MI||Group|
|2010||Volta Ny||MiTO Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, Spain||Solo|
|2010||Borders And Frontiers: Globalization, Temporality And Appropriation In The Contemporary Image||Oakland University Art Gallery, Detroit, MI||Group|
|2010||Giobbi / Kuperus||The Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit, MI||Group|
|2009||183Rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition Of Contemporary American Art||National Academy Museum, NYC||Group|
|2008||Urban Myth||MiTO Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, Spain||Solo|
|2008||Time And Again||Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY||Solo|
|2008||Stretching The Truth||John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI||Group|
|2006||Stare||Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK||Group|
|2005||Guerilla Posting||HostGallery, NYC||Group|
|2004||Photo-Synthesis||Artists Space, NYC||Group|
|2004||Chambliss Giobbi; Portraits / Graham Guerra: After The Party||Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY||Group|
|2003||Backroom||Jack The Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY||Group|
|2002||Copy Cat||Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY||Group|
|2001||Breaking The Rules||Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY||Group|
|2000||Propose||Artists Space, NYC||Group|