Chambliss Giobbi utilizes the nature of time and simultaneity as a central theme in his fractured, stop-frame collaged images as well as his mutated sculptural Möbius Strips that perpetually return to their origin. Since 2019, he has been engaged in a long-term project of recreating iconic paintings from the 16th century to contemporary. These paintings are in extreme miniature and are painted with melted Crayola crayons.
Giobbi has exhibited in numerous museum and gallery group shows, including Arts+Leisure, the Hampden Gallery (Umass Amherst), Pavel Zoubok Gallery, 101/Exhibit (Los Angeles), National Portrait Gallery (D.C.), the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY), Artists Space (NYC), the Oakland University Art Museum (Detroit, MI), the Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI), the National Academy Museum (NYC), the Islip Art Museum (Islip, NY). Permanent collections include the Alain Servais Collection in Brussels, The International Collage Center, the Museum de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo in Santander, Spain.
His gallery exhibitions include Artists Space (NYC), VSOP Projects (Greenport, NY), 101/Exhibit (Los Angeles), MiTO Galeria d’Arte (Barcelona), HALLWALLS (Buffalo), and Jack The Pelican Presents (Brooklyn), among others. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times and has been featured in NYArts Magazine, ArtNet, Art Ltd. Bomb Magazine, SLEEK Magazine (Berlin), Le Mile Magazine, FlashArt online, and video-profiled on ArtInfo.com.
He has participated in numerous fairs and was featured in VOLTA NY in 2010. Cham’s solo sculptural project, Arcadia, was presented in three rooms at the Spring Break Art Show in 2018. Another solo project of a melted Crayola Crayon piece curated by Danielle Sweet, A Room With A View, was presented at the Spring Break Art Show in 2020. His solo exhibitions have included catalogues with essays by Mimi Thompson, John Massier, Walter Robinson, Dick Goody, and Christian Viveros-Faunè. He graduated with a BFA in classical music composition and theory from Boston University in 1986 and received NYFA, NEA, and Guggenheim Fellowships. He turned exclusively to visual art in 1999.