(b. 1951, Cruz Alta, Brazil. Lives in New York, works in Brooklyn and Beijing)
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.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 "Espejo Borroco," Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canaria, Spain
"SIX," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
"Saint Clair Cemin on Broadway," New York
2011 "Triumfo da Razao Natural," Luciano Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo
2010 "Splendeur et Misere," Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
"Pensamentos," Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre
2009 Retrospective at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paolo
2008 "Witness," Sikkema Jenikns & Co., New York
2004 "Gods of the People," Brent Sikkema, New York
2002 Cheim & Read, New York
1999 The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
1992 "The Human Condition," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York