Christopher Hart Chambers
Oil on Canvas
16” x 20”
Christopher Hart Chambers (b. 1960) was born in Manhattan. Although he has traveled and seen a reasonable portion of the world, he has always resided in NYC. He studied fine art at various institutions of learning until it seemed useless to him. By the age of 19 had walked out on various scholarships, grants, and programs, deciding to start pasting original works on paper around the streets of New York City. This rather cavalier move gained him early recognition and led him into a professional career before he even realized how difficult it can be for artists to harness acclaim.
During those early years, Chambers formed the street art militia, AVANT, before opening a venue for various media with his partner, the late great musician, Hayward Earle Peale. The venue, the B. A D. Museum, opened next door to where the New Museum stands today. Chambers has written about art for numerous prestigious publications and curated approximately fifty exhibitions. His work has been exhibited and collected worldwide.
Chambers stated, “I never intended to become an artist. I was born that way. I am influenced by everything I see, hear, smell, touch, experience. Yet, I don’t see myself as a progenitor of art. I am merely a conduit through which God speaks, albeit besmirched by the lens of my mortal irascibility.”