Catherine Chalmers holds a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and an MFA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. She has exhibited her artwork around the world, including at MoMA P.S.1, New York City; MASSMoCA, North Adams; Kunsthalle Vienna; and Today Art Museum, Beijing; among others. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Out New York, ArtNews, and Artforum. She has been featured on PBS, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. Two books have been published on her work: Food Chain (Aperture, 2000) and American Cockroach (Aperture, 2004). Her video, “Safari,” received a Jury Award (Best Experimental Short) at SXSW Film Festival in 2008. In 2010 Chalmers received at Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2015 she was awarded a Rauschenberg Residency. Chalmers lives and works in New York City.
Nursing (from the series, “Pinkies,” 1995-9)