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SIMON CHAPUT

(French, b. 1952)

Although he travels extensively, Simon Chaput, a French native, has made New York his home base for almost twenty years. His early photographic work, from the late 1990s, focused on the dynamic and abstracted architectural shapes of the ancient stone observatories of Jay Singh in Jaipur, India and at the other extreme, New York City's skyscrapers. A more recent series examines the female form. By reversing the perception of positive and negative space, a thin white calligraphic silhouette set-off against a velvet black background is the sole allusion to the body. He is now working on large scale prints of waterfalls.

Chaput's editorial work includes photo essays on an ancient culture in Columbia and the Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. His photographs have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Daily Telegraph, L'Express, Le Figaro, Merian, Mirabella, New Women, New York, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Smithsonian Air. He has also worked closely with Christo and Jean Claude on many of their projects and exhibitions throughout the world.

Chaput's photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions in New York, Antwerp, Paris, and Japan. They can be found in private and institutional collections in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, U.K., Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Japan as well as the US. He is the recipient of a Henry Luce Foundation grant for photography.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007

Nude Dune, Fifty One Fine Art Photography Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2005

Nudes, Hyatt Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2004

Nudes, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK

2003

Nudes, Howard Greenberg Gallery 292, New York, NY

2002

Nudes, Stehman Gallery, Munich, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007

Photo London, Fifty One Fine Art Photography Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2007

Photo Shanghai, China

2006

Paris Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Paris, France

2006

Looking Back from Ground Zero Brooklyn Museum, NY

2005

Paris Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Paris, France

2004

Paris Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Paris, France

2004

LA Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, CA

2003

Paris Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Paris, France

2002

Paris Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Paris, France

2001

Paris Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Paris, France

2000

Paris Photo, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Paris, France

2000

New York and Nudes, Ausstellungshalle Kraft, Basel, Switzerland

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

AWARDS

2008

Henry Luce Foundation grant for photography

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