Catherine Chalmers

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Catherine Chalmers
Born(1957-07-07)July 7, 1957
EducationStanford University,
Royal College of Art
Known forPhotography, video & sculpture
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship

Catherine Chalmers (born in San Mateo, California in 1957), is an American artist and photographer. She lives and works in New York City.


Chalmers graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Engineering in 1979, and from the Royal College of Art, with an M.F.A. in Painting.[1]

She has exhibited at MASS MoCA,[2] Corcoran Gallery of Art,[3] Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,[4] Museum of Contemporary Photography,[5] the University Art Museum of CSU Long Beach;[6] and Boise Art Museum.[7]

Her work has appeared in the New York Times,[8] ArtNews,[9] Blind Spot,[10] Harper's,[11] and Discover.[12] Her work has been featured on PBS,[13] and This American Life.[14]

In 2018 she created a course called Art & Environmental Engagement and taught it spring quarter at Stanford University.[15]



  • Food Chain: Encounters between Mates, Predators, and Prey (Aperture 2000)
  • American Cockroach (Aperture, 2004).


  1. ^ Isle, Ray (2000-07-01). "Article Let Us Prey". Stanford Magazine. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2015-03-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Jacobson, Louis (2000-12-01). "Prey for Understanding". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  4. ^ "New This Month in U.S. Museums". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  5. ^ "Museum of Contemporary Photography". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  6. ^ "Catherine Chalmers: Prey and Eat - University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach -". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
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  8. ^ Zimmer, Carl (2006-09-05). "This Can't Be Love: The Curious Case of Sexual Cannibalism". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  9. ^ "The Roaches That Came In from the Cold | ARTnews". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  10. ^ "Catherine Chambers". Blind Spot: Magazine. Archived from the original on 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  11. ^ "Catherine Chalmers". Harper's Magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
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  13. ^ "Catherine Chalmers". PBS. Archived from the original on 2012-08-15.
  14. ^ "Animals". This American Life. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  15. ^ a b c "About". Catherine Chalmers. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  16. ^ "SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners". 2008. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  17. ^ "Catherine Chalmers". John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  18. ^ a b c "More". Catherine Chalmers. Retrieved 2020-03-06.

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