BIO: My name is Cedric Chambers, I was born on June 16, 1990. I graduated from Metro State University with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 2016. I’m a member of NEXT gallery and the Oil Painters of America National Art Guild. I live and work in Denver CO.


Mission Statement: My goal is to express my interpretation of the world around me using symbols, motifs, and ideas.


Artist Statement: I think I paint because I have too. Carl Jung once said that rituals emerged as a way to feel a sense of control over one’s destiny, to provide one with a sense of purpose. I think that my ritual, painting, provides me with a purpose. When I’m not painting I get restless.

When I find myself fascinated by a subject or idea, I have to study it. I can’t truly say that I’ve studied a subject until I’ve created a whole body of work devoted to that subject. I’ve created countless paintings and studies that are not included in my portfolio. Also I have a tendency to incorporate different art forms such as origami into my paintings.

I believe that art should be subjective. It should make the viewer feel something. Sometimes I use symbols to imply meaning but the final piece remains subjective. I believe that a skilled artist is constantly learning and that art should always contain some level of mastery. 

I paint because I love it and I can’t see myself doing anything else. I plan on painting for the rest of my life. I hope that you feel something when you view my paintings.

Thank you for visiting!



 Guilds and Galleries


 

Oil Painters of America Membership

Oil Painters of America

 

NEXT art gallery Denver

Next Gallery

 

portrait society of america

Portrait Society of America

 


Education

  • 2012-2016 Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

Exhibitions

  • 2016 “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog”, NEXT gallery, Denver CO
  • 2016 “Project Worthmore”, New Market Events Center, Denver CO
  • 2016 “Wide Open Whatever”, Core New Art Space, Denver CO
  • 2016 “IceBreaker 7”, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver CO
  • 2016 “FarSide Awakens”, The Armoury, Denver CO
  • 2015 Deck the DPAC – Art Gallery at the DPAC, Denver CO
  • 2015 “CVA Portfolio Show” – Center for Visual Arts, Denver CO
  • 2015 “Portraits of Frequency”, Art Gallery at the DPAC, Denver, CO
  • 2015 “Project Worthmore”, Aurora Arts Center, Aurora, CO
  • 2015 “Birdseed 100 on 100 Show”, Love Gallery, Denver CO
  • 2015 “VFW Post 1”, 841 S. Santa Fe, Denver CO
  • 2015 “Salon Des Refuses” – Metro State, Denver CO
  • 2014 “Deck the DPAC” – Art Gallery at the DPAC, Denver CO
  • 2014 “Done Four” – Metro State, Denver CO
  • 2014 “Grande Petite”, Core New Art Space, Denver CO
  • 2014 “Anything Goes”, Art Core, Pueblo CO
  • 2014 “The Painting Show” – Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
  • 2013 “Valentine” Denver Art Society, Denver, CO
  • 2013 “Birdseed 100 on 100 Show”, Guerilla Garden Studios, Denver CO
  • 2013 “Project Worthmore”, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
  • 2013 “La ChitiGaleria De Tu Novia Abuela”, La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2012 “RawNerve”, Casselmanns Bar and Venue, Denver, CO.
  • 2012 “RawAwards”, Casselmanns Bar and Venue, Denver, CO
  • 2012 “Drawing 4 Portfolio Show”, Center for Visual Arts, Denver CO
  • 2012 “Mixed Media Open”, Juried Show, Core New Art Space, Denver CO
  • 2012 “Ut Pictura Poesis: An Open Art and Poetry Exhibition”, Buxiejo Gallery, Denver, CO

Publications, Press, Podcasts

  • “Contemporary Portraiture at the Art GAllery at the DPAC”, article written in Metrosphere by Carlos Escamilla, September 8, 2015.
  • “25 Most Offensive Paintings Ever Created”, article written in List 25, May 27, 2014.
  • “Jesus Darth Vader Painting By Cedric Chambers Selling On eBay”, article written in the Huffington Post by David Moye, November 8, 2013.