About the artist

 

British painter and printmaker Stephen Chambers lives and works in London and Berlin. Chambers has won many scholarships and awards, including The Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Award. Besides his usual practice, Chambers has also collaborated on three dance projects with the Royal Ballet.

 

Chambers most recent major project was The Court of Redonda, a large portrait series shown first during the 2017 Venice Biennale, and subsequently at The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge.

 

Other exhibitions include The Big Country & Other Stories at the Pera Museum in Istanbul (2014) and The Big Country at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2012). In 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Downing College, Cambridge University and in 2005 he was elected Royal Academician, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

 

His work is held in many major national and international collections. He is a Trustee of both The Koestler Trust and The Bryan Robertson Trust.

 

 

selected works

State of the Nation (3)
2017
Portrait of James Baldwin
2019
Portrait of Frank Walter
2019
Portrait of Robert Creeley
2020
Portrait of Billy Paisley
2019
Portrait of Keir Hardie
2019
Portrait of Laskarina Bouboulina
2019
Portrait of Bill Shankly
2020
Portrait of Antoinette Nwandu
2019

current exhibitions

1 July – 1 September 2020

Stephen Chambers

Stephen Chambers, QB and Victor Pasmore

past exhibitions

22 – 28 June 2020

Stephen ChambersIbrahim El-SalahiBram Bogart

MASTERPIECE | ONLINE VIEWING ROOM
13 – 16 February 2020

Johnny AbrahamsStephen Chambers

13 May – 26 November 2017

Stephen Chambers

The Court of Redonda

LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

selected press/news

1 February 2020

Stephen Chambers

Artists in their studio: Stephen Chambers
Stephen Chambers' art portrays his pursuit of a life less ordinary
 
6 April 2018

Stephen Chambers

Review: The Court of Redonda, Heong Gallery
 
9 August 2017

Stephen Chambers

#31
Rock (ā€˜nā€™ Roll) Fantasy
 
The Court of Redonda
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
13 May – 26 November 2017
3 August 2017

Stephen Chambers

Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda Venice Biennale 2017
 
The Court of Redonda
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
13 May – 26 November 2017
14 May 2017

Stephen Chambers

Courtiers in Search of a Kingdom
Portraits on show at Venice Biennale are part of a very old in-joke
 
The Court of Redonda
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
13 May – 26 November 2017

video

Stephen Chambers

Stephen Chambers interview Studio International | The Court of Redonda | Venice Biennale 2017

Stephen Chambers

Stephen Chambers RA and Alastair Sooke: In Conversation | April 2018

Stephen Chambers

Stephen Chambers in conversation with Tim Marlow

State of the Nation (3)

2017Oil on linen160 x 210 cm / 63 x 82 5/8 in

Portrait of James Baldwin

201962.5 x 52.5 cm / 24 5/8 x 20 5/8 in

Portrait of Frank Walter

2019Oil on Panel62.5 x 52.5 cm / 24 5/8 x 20 5/8 in

Portrait of Robert Creeley

2020Oil on panel58 x 48 cm / 22 7/8 x 18 7/8 in

Portrait of Billy Paisley

2019Oil on Panel58 x 48 cm / 22 7/8 x 18 7/8 in

Portrait of Keir Hardie

2019Oil on Panel58 x 48 cm / 22 7/8 x 18 7/8 in

Portrait of Laskarina Bouboulina

2019Oil on Panel62.5 x 52.5 cm / 24 5/8 x 20 5/8 in

Portrait of Bill Shankly

2020Oil on panel58 x 48 cm / 22 7/8 x 18 7/8 in

Portrait of Antoinette Nwandu

2019Oil on Panel58 x 48 cm / 22 7/8 x 18 7/8 in