Biography

From the naturalistic to the abstract surreal, Saint Clair Cemin’s broad sculptural vocabulary presents a bold panoply of work both striking and immediate. Cannibalizing the history of sculpture itself, as well as its many styles and techniques, Cemin’s inventive forms span the vast expanse of the visual universe.

Exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad, Cemin’s work is also included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Long Island City, NY; Rooseum, Stockholm, Sweden; Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil, among many others.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
"Oedipus", Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2017
“Even Banks Have Souls”, Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2016
“Psyche,”Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
 
“Saint Clair Cemin: Sculptures,” Brasiilea Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland
2014
“MythandMath,”Paul Kasmin Gallery,New York,NY
2012
"Espejo Borroco,"Centro Atlàntico de Arte Moderno, Canaria, Spain
 
“SIX,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Saint Clair Cemin on Broadway," New York, NY
2011
“Triumfo da Razão Natural,”Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil
2010
“Pensamentos,”Bolsa de Arte,Porto Alegre, Brazil
 
“Splendeur et Misere,” Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
2009
Retrospective, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
2008
“Witness,”SikkemaJenkins&Co.,NewYork,NY
2007
“The Beijing Series,”Galerie Daniel Templon,Paris, France
 
Galerie Alain Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium
2006
Galeria Brito Cimino, São Paulo ,Brazil
 
Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, Ital
2005
Galeri Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
2004
“Gods of the People” Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
2003
“Bienal Mercosul,”Homage Artist, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2002
Cheim&Read, New York, NY
 
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico
2001
The Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago,IL
 
Case Iteso-Clavigero, Mexico City, Mexico
2000
“Saint Clair Cemin Sculpture,”Lever House Lobby Gallery,New York, NY curated by Richard Marshall
 
Galeria Camargo Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1999
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago,IL
 
Galeria Enrique Guererro, Mexico City, Mexico
 
Cheim & Read, New York, NY
 
“Saint Clair Cemin: Bronzes,” Velge & Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium curated by Richard Milazzo
1998
“Saint Clair Cemin:Man Woman Tree Boat House Car Golem,”Gallerie Lars Bohman Stockholm, Sweden
 
“Saint Clair Cemin: Chimera,” Baumgartner Galleries, Inc., Washington, D.C.
 
“Perspectives, Saint Clair Cemin,” Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
1997
“Saint Clair Cemin,”Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo,Brazil
 
“Saint Clair Cemin, Sculpture,” Centro Cultural Light, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
“Saint Clair Cemin: Four New Sculptures,” Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
1995
“Saint Clair Cemin: Sculptures,” Gian Ferrari Contemporanea, Milan,Italy Galeria Camargo Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
1994
“Escultura de Saint Clair Cemin,” Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL
 
"Escultura de Saint Clair Cemin" Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
1993
Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
"Saint Clair Cemin", Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweeden
 
"Saint Clair Cemin: About Materials" The Greenberg Gallery, St Louis, MI
1992
"The Human Condition", Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
 
Galeria Soledad Lorenzo Madrid, Spain
 
"New Sculpture" Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
1991
"Saint Clair Cemin - Recent Sculpture", Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
"Saint Clair Cemin" Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
 
"Directions - Saint Clair Cemin", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
 
Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1990
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
 
Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY
 
Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
 
Anders Tornberg Gallery, Sweeden
1989
Daniel Weinber Gallery, Los Angeles, LA
 
Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
 
Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery, Rome, Italy
1988
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, LA
1987
Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
1986
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Daniel Newburg, New York, NY
1984
Beulah Land, New York, NY
1982
The Red Bar, New York, NY
 
Galeria Projecta, São Paulo, Brasil
1981
Galeria Guinard, Porto Alegre Brasil
1980
The White Room, Hasselt, Belgium
1979
Galeria Guinard, Porto Alegre, Brasil
 
Galeria Projecta, São Paulo, Brasil

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
“Drawing Room,”David Nolan Gallery,New York,NY
 
“Surrealism: The Conjured Life,” Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015
“10th Mercosul Biennial,Messages from a New America”,Bienal do Mercosul,Porto Alegre,Brazil
 
“Là où commence le jour, Dans le cadre de lille3000, Renaissance,” Lille Métropole musée d’art modern, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
2014
Cruce de colecciones,”Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno(CAAM),Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,Spain
 
“Literary Devices”, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York, NY
 
“Uber Bodies”, Sachtourio High School, Hydra, Greece
2013
“Cuando El Mundo Se Hace Plano.Artistas De Ibero américa En La Colleción Caam,San Martín Centro de la Cultura Contemporánea, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
 
“Universo Bordalo,” Bordalianos do Brasil, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012
“Cromomuseu: Pós Pictorialismo no Contexto Museológico,”Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul Ado Malagoli, MARGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
 
“Sculpted Matter,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY “Gallery Artists Winter Show”, Gallery MC, New York, NY
2011
“Saint Clair Cemin &Tiago Tebet,”Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo,Brazil
2010
“LawoftheJungle,”LehmannMaupin,NewYork,NY
2009
Five Decades of Passion, Part Two:The Founding of The Center,1989-1991,”Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York, NY
2006
“Saint Clair Cemin, James Hyde, Jac Leirner,”Sikkema Jenkins&Co., NewYork, NY
 
“The Subverted Object,”Ubu Gallery, NewYork, NY
 
“Keramikos.Un percosrso sulla ceramic da Arturo Martinia Luigi Ontani,”ClaudiaGianFerrariArte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2005
“Zoo Story: An exhibition of animals in art,for the young and young at heart,”Fisher Landau Center for Art,New York, NY
 
“Group Show: Cemin, Wolgers, Melin,” Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden “Works on Paper,” Gallery MC, New York, NY
 
“Here Comes the Bogey Man,” Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2003
“4.BienaldoMercosul,”BienaldoMercosul,PortoAlegre,Brazil
2002
“Plotting: An Exhibition of Studies,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL “Rotativa, Fase 2,” Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2001
“TerraTerra,”CentroSperimentaleperleArtiContemporanee,Caraglio,Italy
 
“Secret Victorians, Contemporary Artists and a 19th Century Vision,” The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2000
“TheWorldInsidetheWorld,”AnninaNoseiInc.,NewYork,NY
 
“Opulent,”Cheim&Read,NewYork,NY
1999
“17 Contemporaries: Artists from America, Italy and Mexico, the Eighties,”The Menil Collection, Houston,TX
1998
“Objectivity: The International Objects of Subjectivity,”Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Virginia Beach, VA
1996
“The Subverted Object,”Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
1995
“A Sculpture Show,”Sperone Westwater Gallery, NewYork, NY
 
“Seductive Matter,” Rice Gallery, Houston, TX
 
“Donald Baechler, Saint Clair Cemin,” Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York, NY
1994
Tutti Questi Mondi,”Galleria Carini & Donatini, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy “22° Bienal de Sao Paolo,” Sao Paolo, Brazil
1993
“Das21.Jahrhundert,”KunsthalleBasel,Basel,Switzerland
1992
“documenta9,“Documenta,Kassel,Germany
1991
“Altrove,”Centroper l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
 
“La Sculpture Contemporaine après 1970, Fondation Daniel Templon, Fréjus, France
 
“Saint Clair Cemin and Jessica Stockholder,” Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1990
“Culture in Pieces: Other Social Objects,”Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
 
“The Last Decade: American Artists of the ‘80s,” Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
 
“The Last Laugh: Irony, Humor, Self Mockery and Derision,” Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
1989
“HybridNeutral:ModesofAbstractionandtheSocial,”RichardF.BrushArtGalleryatSt.LawrenceUniversity, Canton, NY
 
“Exposition Inaugurale,” Fondation Daniel Templon, Fréjus, France
 
“The BiNational, American Art of the late 80s,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
1988
“TheNewPovertyII,”MeyersBloomGallery,SantaMonica,CA
 
“Hybrid Neutral: Modes of Abstraction and the Social,” Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY “Off White,” Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY
1987
“TheNewPoverty,”JohnGibsonGallery,NewYork,NY “Similia Dissimilia,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
 
“The Ironic Sublime,” Galerie Albrect, Munich, Germany “Extreme Order,” Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy
 
“The Antique Future,” Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
1986
“ModernSleep,”AmericanFineArts,Co.,NewYork,NY
 
“Ultrasurd,” S.I. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
 
“Time After Time (A Sculpture Show),” Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
 
MEIAC - Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, IL
 
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
 
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
 
FNAC (Fonds National d'Art Contemporain), Paris, France
 
Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Long Island City, NY
 
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
 
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
 
Bastads Kommun, Båstad, Sweden

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