Resume - Bob Chaplin


        Moved to New York from England in 1986, and then to northeast Connecticut in 1989. Presently resides in Avon Connecticut.

        While in England he lectured at many art colleges and Universities. He represented England in a 5 nation exhibition in Stavanger, Norway and developed a special relationship with that country. He was an artist in residence in the Lofoten Islands in Norway, beyond the Arctic circle, in 1985. It was there that he met his american wife Prudence Sloane.

Since moving to America he has taught at U.C.O.N.N. at Storrs, and the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, where he co-curated "The Edge of Town" at the Joseloff Gallery in 1996. He also lectured at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.

Was awarded a bursary to work with the 20"x24" Polaroid camera in Manhattan, and in 1993, a Connecticut Commission of the Arts Bursary to produce a limited edition book/folio, "Eminent Views" with Stephen Bann. He was Artist in Residence at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York in 1997, The Alden Weir National Historic Site in Wilton, Connecticut in 2000 and at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut in 2012 and 2014.

He has had over 40 solo shows since 1975 including exhibitions at The Queens’ Museum, N.Y.; 55 Mercer, N.Y.; Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis; Riverside Studios, London; Arnolfini Gallery, England; Galerie Fenna De Vries Rotterdam, Holland and The Henie Onstad Arts Center in Oslo, Norway.

He has been included in group shows at the Art Institute Of Chicago; The Tate Gallery, London; Real Art Ways, Hartford; Art Space, New Haven; Atrium Gallery, University Of Connecticut; The Hudson River Museum, N.Y.; The Museum Of Modern Art, Oxford, England; "Photokina", Cologne, Germany, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Milan Triennale in Italy.

His art works and limited edition books are included in many public collections including

The National Gallery, Washington

The Whitney Museum of American Art Library, New York

The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York

The Tate Gallery, London

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Arts Council of Great Britain

The British Council

National Museum of Wales

The British Museum, London

Stedlijk Museum, Holland

The National Museum, Cracow, Poland

Museum of  Contemporary Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia

Stavanger Faste Galleri Permanent Collection, Norway

Nordnorske Kunstnersenter, Lofoten, Norway

Museum of Contemporary Graphic Art, Fredrikstad, Norway

New York Public Library

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

The Getty Research Institute Library, California

Library of Congress, Washington

Whitworth Museum, Manchester, England

Leeds Art Gallery, England

Glasgow City Art Gallery, Scotland

City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Southampton Art Gallery, England

Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge

Dartmouth College Library Special Collection, New Hampshire

Brown University Special Collections Library, Northampton

Smith College Art Library, Providence

The Babbidge Library Special Collections, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Full Resume

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