fine art of the human form

Figureworks

 

The Art of

McWillie Chambers

 

McWillie Chambers was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1951. He lived with his family in Clinton, Louisiana until 1969 when he went to study painting at Louisiana Tech University. In 1971 he transferred to the Kansas City Art Institute and received a BFA degree in 1973 from KCAI. In 1973 he moved to New York City and continued his studies for a time at the New York Studio School.    

For forty years McWillie Chambers was a part of the art community in New York City, working as an artist and also as an art handler/ art dealer. A significant and formative part of his experience in the New York art world was his association with the Grace Borgenicht Gallery where he worked for 23 years. Landscape and still life were the subjects of most of McWillie Chambers’ paintings prior to 1990. In 1990 he began to do paintings depicting the male figure. The exploration of the male figure as the subject of his paintings, drawings, and prints has been his primary focus since that time.  

Solo Exhibitions
Kaffee Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX, 1980
Bowery Gallery, New York, NY, 1993
The Sound Factory, New York, NY, 1994
Peter Madero Gallery, New York, NY, 1994
Tricia Collins Grand Salon/White Room, New York, NY, 1995
Tricia Collins Grand Salon, New York, NY 1997
Barbara Levy Gallery, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY, 1998
Pegasus, New York, NY, 1998
Pegasus, New York, NY, 2001
Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY, 2002
Barbara Levy Gallery, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY 2002
Benisty, NY, ( a project of Jane Thurn Art), 2003
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2007
John Davis Gallery, Carriage House, Hudson, NY 2008
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2010

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York,  October 11-November 4, 2012

George Billis Gallery, New York, (Project wall) March 26 – April 20, 2013

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, January 10 – February 1, 2015

George Billis Gallery, New York, NY, (Project wall) September 8 – October 10, 2015

George Billis Gallery, New York, NY, March 7-April 1, 2017

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, “Find the Rainbow”, July 22-August 13, 2017

George Billis Gallery, New York, NY, March 13-April 7, 2018