Saint Clair Cemin
Born in 1951 in Alta Cruz, Brazil, Saint Clair Cemin lives in New York.
Saint Clair Cemin has always seen art as a natural field of experimentation. For his sculptures, he uses different styles, techniques, and materials and draws inspiration from philosophy, literature, poetry, science, and the history of art. His works, which go beyond abstraction and figuration, in a universe of metamorphosis, evoke both plant and sexual forms as well as molecular structures.
The artist works are part of numerous collections including École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris 1975–78. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Collection Sartori, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil. MARGS — Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France. The Bellevue Hospital, New York, USA. S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent. The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham,USA; MASS. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, New Orleans, USA. Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, USA. Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Long Island City. Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA. Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, USA. Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois, USA. Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia, USA. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA. FNAC (Fonds National d’Art Contemporain), Paris, France. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico. Rooseum, Stockholm, Sweden. Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan. Telenor AS, Bergen, Norway. Bastads Kommun, Sweden. MEIAC – Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain. Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
Saint Clair Cemin works has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions: Galerie Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium (2020). Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City USA (2018). Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2018). Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City USA (2016). Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (2015). Centro Atlantico de Arte Contemporaneo, Canary Islands, Spain, (2013) and an outstanding installation on Broadway New York City, USA (2013).