MVC to Host Artist David Chamberlain

October 17, 2017
Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College will host artist David Chamberlain the week of October 22-28 for a collaborative workshop with MVC students and faculty. Chamberlain is a painter, sculptor and printmaker based in Sodus Point, New York, who travels extensively as a guest critic and visiting artist.

Chamberlain will give his introductory talk “Collaborations” on Sunday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre and will participate in a panel discussion, “On the Creative Process” on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bacon Conference Center. Chamberlain has given talks on creativity and the language of human composition to wide audiences including All Things Considered on National Public Radio, and CNN Headline News. He has participated in artistic cultural exchanges in Tokyo, Japan (with Emi Tajima and Muse a Muse Art Gallery, Ginza), Johannesburg, South Africa (with Kim Berman and Artist Proof Studios), and HCMC, Hue & Hanoi, Vietnam (with C. David Thomas and the Indochina Arts Project).

As a visiting artist, Chamberlain creates monotype oil paintings on paper, called “Duett Paintings,” in collaboration with college faculty and students. Chamberlain will host a number of these collaborative workshops throughout the week, with all workshops to be held in Baity Hall, Room 300, on the MVC campus.

Chamberlain was a panelist on Design, Aesthetics, Art & Creativity at the Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, CO from 1990-1998. He has been awarded several grants, including a Krasner-Pollack grant in 1999 and from the Aspen Institute in 2000. His work is in the collection of many museums and institutions, including the National Museum of American Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Yale University, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Japanese Foreign Ministry in Tokyo. In addition to visual art, Chamberlain is a published writer, poet and musician.

A final reception and artist talk will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art with the artist talk set for 7 p.m. All events are free and open to faculty, staff, students and the general public. The public is invited to watch the process of painting in the workshops in which students, faculty and staff will participate.

This artist workshop and visit was generously funded by Bud and Jennifer Bacon, the Office of the President, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Art Department. For more information about the artist or any of the workshops and events, please contact assistant professors of visual art Matt Rahner at or Sara Fletcher at


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