Michael Chambers


“Anna, House Ghost”






Over time making art has become a spiritual journey for me. I was always drawn to religious art and especially Renaissance art. I was so fortunate as a child to live in Italy for several years and visit cathedrals and see my favorite paintings in person. I know these experiences had a life-changing affect on me. You will see only a few themes in my work — angels, life, death, inner peace, prayer, contemplation, doorways, darkness and light. Each painting signifies a new exploration, a new layer revealed, a new path in the journey.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016, 2013, 2009, 2006, 2003, 1999, 1996, 1993, 1991 – Carol Robinson Gallery

Selected Exhibitions

2013 – What the World Needs Now, Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance, Boise, Idaho
2012 – Silver Linings, Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance
2012 – Foray II, Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance
2012 – Leftovers, travelling exhibition, Wharepuke, New Zealand
2012 – Text Messages, Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance
2011 – Double Take, Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance
2011 – Complements, Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance
2011 – Thresholds, Gallery at the Linen Building, Boise
2011 – Artists of Faith, Carol Robinson Gallery
2009 – Making Room for the Muse, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans
2006 – Angels in the House, Carol Robinson Gallery
2003 – Frameworks, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, Illinois
2003 – A Touch of Blue, Carol Robinson Gallery
2000 – Spirit of the Djembe invitational, ArtSource Gallery, Boise, Idaho
1999 – Voices of New Orleans, Carol Robinson Gallery
1998 – Draw, Paint, Man, Woman with Melissa Chambers, Boise State University
1998 – Treasure Valley Juried Art Exhibit, Boise State University
1995 – Annual Christmas Exhibition, Carol Robinson Gallery
1995 – Issues of Diversity, Boise State University
1994 – Lawn d’Art, Boise, Idaho
1994 – Group Show River Run Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
1993 – Boise Fine Arts Exhibition, Boise State University

Honors and Awards

2000 – Finalist, Boise City Arts Council, Proposal for Public Art Project
1996 – Sudden Opportunity Grant, Idaho Commission on the Arts
1984 – Moorehouse Printing Merit Award and The Marion Miller and William J. Miller Merit Award, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana
1982 – Dean’s Medal, College of Design, Louisiana State University
1982 – Caroline Durieux Scholarship, School of Art, Louisiana State University
1981 – Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University Summer School of Music and Art


Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance, member and president of the board since 2010


MFA, City University of New York, Queens College, New York
MA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
BFA, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts