Catherine Chalmers: Safari
February 5 - April 3, 2022
Curated by Jennifer Gately
Throughout her artistic career, multimedia artist Catherine Chalmers has focused on one central issue—how to confront and challenge our anthropocentric point of view. Working at the intersection between art, science, and nature, she conducts extensive research for each of her long-term projects, and a direct engagement with the natural world is central to her practice. This exhibition includes three short videos and related photographs from the American Cockroach project. Employing humor and surprise, she reexamines our relationship with one of the most hated of all creatures: the urban roach.
Born and raised in San Mateo, CA, Chalmers holds a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. She is a recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim fellowship and has exhibited her artwork worldwide, including at such institutions as MoMA P.S.1; MASSMoCA; Kunsthalle Vienna; Today Art Museum, Beijing; among others. Next year her work will be featured in a one-person exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York City, where she lives.
Squish from Catherine Chalmers on Vimeo.