Chambliss Giobbi

United States 1963

Sculpture, Collage

Chambliss Giobbi
Chambliss Giobbi
United States
October 5, 2015
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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.

He lives and works in New York.

All images © Chambliss Giobbi

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Grpup
2016Chambliss Giobbi101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CASolo
2015Market Art + DesignBridgehampton, NYGroup
2014American Iron101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CASolo
2014It’S In The DetailsFigureWorks, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2013ConfigurationDeLuca Fine Art, TorontoGroup
2013HeadBosi Contemporary, NYC Group
2013Remix: Selections From The International Collage CenterThe Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MOGroup
2012Se7N: The Seven Deadly Sins101/Exhibit, Miami, FLSolo
2012Cloud NineFront Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2012Not-So-Still (Life)101/Exhibit, Miami, FL Group
2011To And FroMiTO Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2011Mix And MatchAtelier 030202, Bucharest, RomaniaGroup
2011Who Dares WinsThe Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit, MI Group
2010Volta NyMiTO Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, Spain Solo
2010Borders And Frontiers: Globalization, Temporality And Appropriation In The Contemporary ImageOakland University Art Gallery, Detroit, MIGroup
2010Giobbi / KuperusThe Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit, MIGroup
2009183Rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition Of Contemporary American ArtNational Academy Museum, NYCGroup
2008Urban MythMiTO Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, Spain Solo
2008Time And AgainHallwalls, Buffalo, NYSolo
2008Stretching The TruthJohn Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WIGroup
2006StareBrick Lane Gallery, London, UKGroup
2005Guerilla PostingHostGallery, NYCGroup
2004Photo-SynthesisArtists Space, NYCGroup
2004Chambliss Giobbi; Portraits / Graham Guerra: After The PartyJack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2003BackroomJack The Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2002Copy CatIslip Art Museum, East Islip, NYGroup
2001Breaking The RulesKatonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NYGroup
2000ProposeArtists Space, NYCGroup