Peter Chamberlain | Vita

Art Department, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822 | (808) 738-5645

09 Ho’omaluhia 25
Invitational retrospective for artists who exhibited at past annual Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens exhibitions, held at Iolani Gallery, Kaneoe, HI
Tenth International Shoebox Exhibition
International Juried and Invitational held at University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI. Selected works travel to:
  • May 3 – June 14, 2009
    East Hawai'i Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawai'i
  • July 5 – August 16, 2009
    Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • September 6 – December 20
    University of Mississippi Museum, Mississippi
  • January 10 – February 21, 2010
    Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • March 14 – April 25, 2010
    University Art Galleries, Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • September 19 – October 31, 2010
    Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington
  • January 23 – March 6, 2011
    University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California
  • July 31 – September 11, 2011
    LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • October 2 – November 13, 2011
    Murray State, Kentucky
Sixth Annual Surrealist Visionary and Fantastic Art Exhibtion
4 prints in International Online Juried exhibition at
3 prints in International Online Juried exhibition at
Artist of the Week Meniscus
Print at
Darkness in the Light
Joe Balaz poetry with Chamberlain sound track, YouTube

08 Reconfigured Ear Series
At, Vol1, #1
2-3-d-11 Exhibition
Inner Noise prints
In International Online Juried exhibition at
Secrets of the Trinity Exposed: Moot, Zoot, Toot
At 13, Vol.1, #2
Eternal Structure
3 prints in International Online Juried exhibition at
Garden of Entropic Delights
15 prints in International Online Jury-awarded Solo Exhibition at
Tech-Knowledge Video
By Nancy Bachanon, soundtrack by Peter Chamberlain, at J. Paul Getty Museum, LA, 03.08 – 06.08


Gallery Exhibitions

Island to Island – A Collaboration Between Three International Universities
4 digital prints from Palolo Ears series in invitational exhibition that traveled to University of Tasmania, AUS, Universiti Sains, Panang, Malaysia, UH Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
3 digital prints from Palolo Scape series in Invitational Exhibition of Digital Art at Iolani Gallery, WCC, Oahu, HI
Snap to Grid
Digital print Dome Scape in open non-juried invitational at LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CA
International Juried digital print exhibition at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Juried Online Exhibitions

The Eye of Nature
3 digital prints from Coco Nuts series in International juried online exhibition @
Best of Show/Solo Award for exhibition of 15 prints in March, 08
Ear Collages series in international publicly juried online exhibition Projekt30 Gallery
Abstract EXPOsure
4 digital prints from Phantom Limb Mutations series in international juried online exhibition at Upstream People Gallery
Landscape IX
4 digital prints from Mutated Scapes series in international juried online exhibition Upstream People Gallery
Darkness: World and Culture
4 digital prints from Reconfigured Ear series in international juried online exhibition at


Mokaki/Kalahele Spoken Word with Music Performance
At opening of Hawaiian Artists Exhibition at Mark’s Garage, Honolulu, HI

Video and Sound Works and Presentations

Outside In(finite)
Video by Peter Chamberlain made of dancer Nancy Kane with added sound track by John Fraschia. Aired 3 nights at TEKHNIKOS Dance and Technology Concert, Rockland, NY.
On youTube, 1350 hits as of October 07.


Gallery Exhibitions

Faculty Show
4 digital prints from Reconfigured Ear Series, non-juried exhibition at University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Do Not Fold, Bend, Spindle, or Mutilate: Computer Punch Card Art
Open Invitational at Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Both on line and in Gallery


Imaikalani Kalahele with Mokaki
Native Books
Imaikalani Kalahele with Mokaki
Performance at American Friends Awards for Outstanding Community Activism in the Arts

CD Publication

Domino Buzz
Collaborative poetry and music works featuring readings by Joe Balaz and music and engineering by Peter Chamberlain. 1000 copies published by Iron Bench Press, Cleveland, OH
Winter in Parrot Eyes 06
Collection of 8 pieces recorded in Spring of 06. 200 hard copies distributed then published on line at for free downloading.
War End Peace 03
Collection of 8 pieces recorded in 2003. 100 hard copies distributed then published on line at for free downloading.
05 Instruments
Kinetic Sculpture in Invitational Exhibition at Hui No’eau, Maui, HI
Secrets of the Trinity Exposed: Moot - MV 14, Zoot – MV 24, Toot – MV 45
Installation of 3 kinetic sculptures at Faculty Show, University Art Gallery, Manoa, HI
Domino Buzz
Finalized CD with 12 new sonic poetry works by Joe Balaz. Production, engineering, and sound compositions and performance by Chamberlain. Scheduled for release Spring 06.

04 Talking Heads: Words of Minority Dissent
From series Prosthetic Devices for Rapidly Aging Activist Poets
Set of four speaker/amplifier sculptures installed with discrete 4 channel playback of War End Peace featuring voice of Imaikalani Kalahele and Mokaki Band soundtrack
Aug Joe Balaz, readings with pre-recorded music
Provided digital compositions for poems read live at Max Bax, Cleveland, OH
July Imaikalani Kalahele, Independence Day reading for opening of his exhibition
Performed with Mokaki Band, incorporated pre-recorded military songs by the USAF Band, and installed version of Talking Heads/War End Peace for the duration of exhibition.

03 Feb Joe Balaz, reading with prerecorded music
Group reading by poets published in Kamaina Magazine, Feb. 18 Supplied soundtrack for Beneath the Underground. Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu, HI
Feb 7 Choreopoems Set I
Ishmael Reed, Kathryn Takara, Adela Chu, Balaz, Hamasaki, and invited poets and musicians. Performed music tracks for K.Takara and Carla Brundage, Produced soundtracks for poems presented by Joe Balaz.
Amin Conference Hall, East-West Center, Honolulu
Feb 8 Choreopoems Set II
Kaponos, Aloha Tower, Honolulu

02 Dec Imaikalani Kalahele at Peabody Institute
Produced digital video and soundtrack CD for use in live performance, Peabody Institute, Boston, MA
Joe Balaz, readings with prerecorded music
Provided compositions for The Other Side and Expandable You, The Coffee Factory, Honolulu, HI

01 Parts Is Parts
Solo exhibition of over 30 works; audio-kinetic sculpture, digital prints, guitars, amplification devices, functional performance props. Art@theUnderground Gallery, Honolulu, HI

00 Sonic Residues 02: SAN-RIN-SHA
International invited/juried experimental sound arts exhibition representing 7 countries. One of 12 installations and 7 concerts, exhibited 3 interactive electronic sound sculptures at Australian Center for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, AUS
Technical Director for premiere performance of collaborative works by Imaikalani Kalahele, Joe Balaz, Sam Henderson, Nalani Minton, Chuck Souza, Peter Kealoha. Also created sculptural instruments and amplification devices that served as stage props. East West Center Gallery, Honolulu, HI

99 In Search of the Century
Exhibited 3 interactive electronic Sound sculptures at Iolani Gallery, WCC from Dec. 99 through Jan. 2000. Collaborated with Imailkalani Kalahele on performance for opening of exhibition (produced sound-track for live voice and tape interactive poetry reading)
Small Group Exhibition
Exhibited one interactive sound work at Gallery on the Pali, Honolulu, HI
Just another Millenium Song
Interactive Electronic Sound Sculpture in group exhibition Ho'omalhia XIV, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kaneohe, HI
Millenium Song
Re-worked version included in UH Manoa Art Department Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Annual Printmaking Exhibition
Two Digital Prints in juried exhibition at Linekona Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Great Snowy
Interactive sound sculpture installed at 171 Cedar Art Center, Corning, NY from July, 98 to August 99

98 Commitment to Excellence
Two Digital Prints in juried exhibition sponsored by Japanese Chamber of Commerce at Amfac Center, Honolulu, HI
Owled Frog
Interactive electronic sound sculpture installed as centerpiece for National Photography exhibition at Old Forge Art Center, Old Forge, NY
Nature Preserve II
Interactive electronic sound installation incorporating four devices and 12 digital prints Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, February
Artist's Residency
One week at the Experimental Television Center, an internationally acclaimed and competitively funded facility in Owego, NY

97 Domestic Ad Hoc Sub Committee Blues
Two-week interactive sound sculpture constructed from local cultural debris and installed on indoor/outdoor patio of the ECIAD Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Cedar Street Suitcase Dantz
Dance performance incorporating Chamberlain's suitcase kits as improvisational tools; scoring/choreography kits, body/stage props, interactive sound instruments. Live electronic sound performed by Chamberlain. Dancers: Lois Welk, director of American Dance Asylum with Jill Becker and Mary Ellen Lagana, NYC. 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY
Reverse Flow Paradox
Solo exhibition of inter-media works; four intercative sound sculptures, 17 digital prints, 12 interactive plastic frogs, at 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY
EARART Sound Media Exhibit
International juried sound art exhibition at 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
Nature in a Box
Interactive sound sculpture allowing short samples of natural sound at Ho'omaluhia XII, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kaneohe, HI
Hawai'i Printmakers
Two digital prints accepted in regional juried exhibition at Honolulu Academy's Linekona Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
The Sixth International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
Exhibited Cell Phones to God (Post-Contact) in international juried exhibition at University Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

96 Analogostalgia I and II
Two soundless sculptures in Annual Faculty Show, University Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Order Order
Invitational group exhibition curated by Gaye Chan at Gallery on the Pali, Honolulu, HI
Looney Tunes at the Buffalo Beaver Birch Bark Honky Tonk
One-year public-interactive installation using birch bark, beaver logs, porcelain buffaloes, player-piano parts and sounds from the Adirondack Region, at 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY
Phantom Limb Mutations in the Botanical Garden
Series of six digital prints derived from indeterminant processes applied to digitized video from the garden. At Ho'omaluhia XII, an invitational group exhibition at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kaneohe, HI
Hawaii Printmakers
Three works selected for regional juried exhibition at Honolulu Academy's Linekona Gallery, Honolulu, HI

95 Hull Displacement Studies
Hokulea (after Polynesian voyaging canoe), Santa Maria (Columbus), Resolution (Cook) and Viking Ship Real-time installation incorporating 3 pumped water-dependent devices made from bamboo, wood, and industrial materials. Installed at University Art Gallery for Faculty Exhibition, UHM, HI
Interactive site-installed computer-controlled sound environment for opening and first day of A Group of People exhibition at Iolani Gallery, Kaneohe, HI. Non- interactive version installed for remainder of exhibition.
In-Stall-Ation II: Seneca Stones Meet Hawaiian Tones
Long-term interactive installation incorporating sampled and analog sounds from Oahu and the Adirondacks site-installed with bamboo speakers and specific Seneca Lake stones at One-Seventy-One Cedar Street, alternative gallery and performance space in Corning, NY
Fiber Hawaii 95
Snowshoe and Firehose, a construction of bamboo, ti leaves, and industrial surplus selected for regional jured exhibition at East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, HI sponsored by Hawaii Craftsmen, TAPPA, and EWC. Awarded second prize in contemporary category.
Two sculptures in invitational exhibition at Storm Center, an alternative gallery space in Manoa, HI
Six-week outdoor interactive sound-sculpture installation for Ho'omaluhia XI, a small group invitational exhibition at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kaneohe, HI. Content supplied by Imaikalani Kalahele and his students.
Recycle 95
Three sculptures selected for regional jured exhibition at Honolulu Hale, Honolulu, HI
Two sculptures displayed at open invitational exhibition at Flux Gallery, Honolulu, HI

94 PAK
Kinetic and interactive sound/sculpture installation that transduced pro-Sovereignty poem written and read by Imail Kalahele into highly amplified sub-audio frequencies buried in cement. Art Faculty Exhibit, University Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Art In The 21st Century
Exerpts from personal sound-works used throughout documentary soundtrack Aired on Spectrum Hawaii, Hawaii Public Television, August 24 and 28
Hawaii Invitational Sculpture Exhibition
At The Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, Sponsored by The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Resolution Solution
Interactive digital installation for First Night 94, competitively funded collaboration with Jan McWilliams, Honolulu, HI
Sum of The Parts
Interactive computer installation (Phases of The Moon), small group National Invitational, University Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Aloha Ho'omaluhia X
6-week interactive sound environment (In Stall-Ation: An Afternoon in The Park), inivitational at Ho'omaluhia Botancal Gardens, Kaneohe, HI
Small sculpture in Regional Juried Exhibition, Waimano St. Gallery, Honolulu, HI
On Heavenly Wings: Birds and Aspirations
Invitational Exhibition, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
   Imprecise Studies On Things That Fly Environmental Installation for Exhibition
   Flap, Flutter, and Flock Interactive performance at opening of exhibition, produced real-time digital music for dance piece.

93 Jacky's Whacky Karaoke
High-tech, real-time-installed live interactive karaoke performance w/video projection for First Night 93, competitively funded collaboration with Jan McWiliams at Bishop Square, Honolulu, HI
The 5th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
International juried show, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Traveled to; Tucson Museum of Art, AZ, Nave Museum, TX, Murray State U., KY, Emily Davis Gallery, U. of Akron, OH, Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State U., IA , Taiwan Museum of Art, American Cultural Center,Taiwan, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, AK, University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Maui Arts and Cultural Center,HI, and East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI
Sculpture installed in U.H. Art Faculty Exhibit, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
Sculpture in national juried exhibition at Peconic Gallery, Riverhead, New York
Objects in national juried exhibition at A. Houberbocken Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Group show of work by artists and engineers, Honolulu Hale, Honolulu, HI
Basket Case
Collaborative sound installation with Bailey Matsuda for "Baskets" exhibition at University Art Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Sound travelled with show to Michigan, North Dakota, and Alaska
Electronic Gallery
Weekly electronic arts program on O'lelo, Channel 22, Honolulu, aired Waiting April 18, produced sound tracks for videos by David Friedman aired April 4, 11 and 18th and others, Honolulu HI
Fowl Play
Directed and performed with student musicians for sound-track of live outdoor performance by Peggy Hunt and Debby Drexler, sponsored by Center for Arts and Humanities, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Adventures with Billy
Performed with back-up band for Billy Curmano performance at Art Auditorium, Unversity of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Ho'oponopono I Ke Ala Wai
Directed and performed political/ecology statement with students at Ala Wai Canal, Honolulu, HI
Aloha Ho'omaluhia IX
Sound/Video installation for invitational group show, Ho'omaluhia botanical Garden, Kaneohe, HI

92 Parts is Parts
Solo exhibit of small sculpture, LCC Art Gallery, Pearl Ridge, HI
Congo and Chico: D-con Blues
Performance, solo piano - distilled blues compositions with body guard, at "Roys", for opening of David Friedman, Hawaii Kai, HI
Fibre Hawaii 92
Juried exhibition, Lanikai Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI
Two works from surplus materials in juried exhibition by Association of Hawaii Artists, Honolulu Hale, Honolulu, HI

91 Buffalo Goof-house Clock
Buffalo icon with broken digital clock on skateboard, covered with newspaper headlines from Gulf War. Faculty Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Moved to Hawaii, August 1991

A Tail of Three Planes
With the D.I.P.S. (Digital Improv Performance System). Collaborative work with three computers, video projection, amplified sound, kinetic sculpture, video cameras, to effect live stage performance base on Gulf War, Kutztown University Theater, Kutztown, PA
CNN Live
Installation using video camera, monitor, amplified rotating fans, moving lights, and model airplanes to mimic media coverage of the Gulf War. Faculty Show, Waters Gallery, Elmira, NY

90 Bits and Pieces
Projected video, computer graphics, digital music, produced live for collaborative dance performance, Emerson Theater, Elmira, NY
Three Turkeys and The Central Scrutinizer
Large sculpture at Elmira College Faculty Exhibit, George Waters Gallery, Elmira, NY

89 Rat/Mouse-Rat/Haus
Performance incorporating two live rats, two hamsters, Amiga computer, interactive music software, 4-channel digitized sound, five students and Rick Ross as primary reciter. Western Front, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Post-Modern Yuppie Deck Sculpture
Cement and PVC sculptures at Small Group Exhibit, Arnot Art museum, Elmira, NY

88 Polyester-Tester: Series II
Elmira College Faculty Exhibit, George Waters Gallery, Elmira, NY

87 White Notes II: The polyester-Testers, The Autistic Automaton Armada, and Other Cosmic Debris
Solo small sculpture and robotic exhibition at Houghton House Gallery, Hobart College, Geneva, NY
5 Minutes Up: (STATE)
The sound track for video included in a 1987 production by TELLUS, an internationally distributed audio cassette magazine produced in NYC

86 The American Film Institutes's National Video Festival
Exhibited two video tapes; 5 Minutes Up (State), a music-video satire, and G.R.I.D., a documentary of the Arnot /Exhibit. Tapes were publicly screened at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles and at the New York State Education Museum, Albany, NY
G.R.I.D. (Generic, Realtime, Interactive, Digital)
Exhibited three large intelligent mobile robotic sculptures that sensed spaces and reacted with sound and movement, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

85 Toddler Toys For The Reagan Years
Single installed performance of 1984 Elmira installation, Suny, Buffalo, NY
Whale Music
Live video/sound performance for 6 goldfish/dry ice on sheet metal (sound). Electronic Arts lab, Elmira College, NY

84 Real Politik
War game installation, Invitational at Fashion Moda Gallery, NYC
Solo small sculpture exhibition of works employing metal, Hartmann Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Toddler Toys For The Reagan Years
Installation of child's play room with missile launcher and gaming area incorporating live acoustic sound, computer generated video/sound, Hamilton Gallery, Elmira, NY
Improvisational Live Video Installation/Performance for solo electrified tuba and digital video, SUNY Buffalo, NY

83 Sound Seen
Sound sculpture exhibition for annual New Music America Festival, WPA Building, Washington DC
Composed and produced electronic sound/score for this N.E.A. funded video by Nancy Buchannan, at Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY
Underwater Computer Music Concert with tropical projections in Emerson Pool, Elmira, NY

82 Gameroom
War Games Installation with sound, Hamilton Gallery, Elmira, NY
Postminimal Variations For Steinway B
Solo Concert during opening of Variations, Hamilton Gallery, Elmira, NY
Survivalist Vehicles
With Elmira College Faculty at Leightner Gallery, Keuka College, NY

81 Loose ENZ
Solo performance at National Performance Art Festival, H.F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY
Great Pumpkin Werkz For Electronics and Steinway
Solo Halloween performance at Emerson Theater, Elmira, NY
Street Terrain
One week interactive electro-acoustic environment for Spiel und Klangstrasse, (with Composers Inside Electronics) Essen, W. Germany
Asking Nothing In Return
Personal performance in English Garten, Munich, West Germany
3 Performances
With Stephan Wunderlick, at Personal Music Space, Schwabbing, Munich, West Germany

80 3x3x3
Musician/performer for Three nights of performance art, Dancemaker's Studio, Ithaca, NY

79 Tala In Performance: Two Nights of Open-ended Structures
Performed sound and movement installation at Dancemaker's Studio, ithaca, NY
Wearable Art
Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
Kitwerkz: Deaux/Dantz
Performance & Exhibition of playable sound sculpture instruments, Peters Valley Gallery, Layton, NJ

78 Departures
Live sound/score for Broome County Dance project, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY
The Harmonious Craft
Sound Sculpture, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

77 The Aesthetic Surplus Kompany Presents
Exhibition and 13 days of live performances, Artist's Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Music/Art interactions-occupying a given space for a given time, 8 days at Pumps Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Wood Works
Invitational wood sculpture exhibition at Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

76 Christmas: Pieces for Hot Ice
Dry ice on sheet metal concert, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
The Physical and Metaphysical Re-structuring of Eight Pigmented Wax Cylinders into Thin Film on Compressed Wood Fibre
A live solo performance of crayon drawing on paper, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Concert for Three Saws and Three Reciters
Composed and choreographed and directed collaborative performance with Art Faculty at Vancouver College of Art (now ECIAD), Vancouver, BC Canada
At Once: Simultaneous pieces for Well-Defined Spaces
Closed acoustic sound installation, Electronic Body Arts, Albany, NY

75 International Invitational
Gallery Universitaria Aristos, Universidad Nacional, Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Unordinary Realities
Sculpture in Juried National Exhibition at Xerox Square Exhibition Center, Rochester, NY

74 Extraordinary Vehicles
Sculpture in juried national exhibition at John Michael Kohler Gallery, Sheboygan, WI

72 Objects for the Preparation of Foods
International Invitational at Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY, also exhibited at Smithsonian Institute, Washington , DC