Denver Artist Cedric Chambers

Denver Artist Cedric Chambers


My name is Cedric Chambers, I was born on June 16, 1990. I am a Bolivian-American Oil painter who graduated from Metro State University with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 2016. I’m a member of NEXT gallery, The Portrait Society of America, and the Oil Painters of America National Art Guild. I live and work in Denver Colorado. I also own a retired racing dog named Coco.

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Artist Statement:

Asking me why I paint is like asking a bird why it sings. Is it a form of communication? Out of Joy? For love? I’m not sure why I do what I do. 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.

Like the 19th century realists, I paint the working class. Like the surrealist, I mix and match symbols. Like the Impressionist, I paint the docks and luncheons in the grass. I’m a realist, I paint reality, I paint what I see. I paint the intricate layers of human interaction, statements, re-creations of time, emotional truths, and sometimes these truths only exist ideologically.

 Guilds and Galleries

Oil Painters of America Membership

Next Gallery Logo

portrait society of america


  • 2012-2016 Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO


  • 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

  • “Cedric Chambers”, Podcast in the TomandSteveShow by Tom and Steve, April 23, 2017.
  • “#9 Cedric Chambers (Oil Painter)”, Podcast in Matturday by Matthew Squaire, March 6, 2017.
  • “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.

Art Show on 7.21.17 at NEXT gallery Denver. Dismiss