Insects in disguised by Catherine Chalmers
Famous contemporary artist Catherine 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 has exhibited her artwork around the world, including MoMA P.S.1, New York; MassMoca, North Adams; Kunsthalle Basel; Kunsthalle Vienna; MOCA Taipei; among others.
Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Out New York, ArtNews, Artforum and on PBS, CNN, NPR, and the BBC.
Two books have been published on her work: Food Chain (Aperture 2000) and American Cockroach (Aperture 2004). In 2010 Chalmers received Guggenheim Fellowship.
Her Imposters series , partially published in the pages of Cercle Magazine #3, includes photographs of “disguised” american cockroaches and relegates disgust inspired these creatures as a purely formal and visual sense.
Catherine Chalmers lives and works in New York City and is currently working on giant leaf cutters ants from Costa Rica.
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