Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman, Professor of Art, University of Alabama at Birmingham

(MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BA and BS, Berea College)

Gary Chapman has had more than 58 solo exhibitions with institutions such as The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Arts Center of St. Petersburg, FL, University of Cincinnati, University of Georgia, and the Indianapolis Art Center. He has also participated in numerous group and invitational exhibitions with regional, national and international venues.

Mr. Chapman was awarded and named a Joan Mitchell CALL Legacy Artist in 2013 and has received numerous grants and fellowships  including a 1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting from the Southern Arts Federation and a 2002 and 1994 Individual Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. His work has been reviewed extensively and is published in more than 20 catalogs and books including the four editions of New American Paintings.

Thirteen paintings by Mr. Chapman have been purchased for the collections of 10 museums in the Southeast as well as by many corporate and private collections throughout the country.


Inspiration

Like so many people today, Gary Chapman has known many friends and acquaintances touched by cancer. Closest to him are his wife, a 12-year breast cancer survivor, and his grandfather, who lost his battle with melanoma.

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