“Many of the themes I deal with in my current work stem from my personal history and my love for literature. Reading, in my opinion, is the best way to enhance one’s imagination. The relationship between reality and imagination is crucial in my current studio practice. I am interested in creating a pictorial environment for black men that embraces imagination and accepts vulnerability as a part of manhood. As man of color, I create my works as a means to negotiate my relationship with my heritage, American history, background, and masculinity.”
Dominic Chambers is an African-American emerging artist from St.Louis, MO. Chambers received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2016 and is an MFA candidate at the Yale University School of Art. Chambers creates large scale paintings and drawings that references his personal biography, African-American history, literature, and his relationship to the black body. His works demonstrates the black figure within ordinary settings juxtaposed with unnatural and exaggerated visual elements. He has exhibited his work in both solo and group exhibitions regionally. He has participated in a number of residencies, including- The Yale Norfolk summer residency and the New York Studio residency Program in Brooklyn, NY.