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Biography

Guest Artist

Chris Kallmyer (b. 1985) is a sound artist and performer living in Los Angeles. His work explores a participatory approach to making music through touch, taste, and process using everyday objects that point to who we are and where we live. His work is best characterized by its relationship to site and architecture, inviting the listener to experience sound and venue. Mr. Kallmyer’s work has garnered commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hammer Museum, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Getty Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the City of Los Angeles. He has collaborated with artists such as Mark Mothersbaugh, Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner, Moses Sumney, and Julia Holter on interdisciplinary projects that live between the fields of music and contemporary art. He appeared in the San Francisco Symphony SoundBox series in 2016. Mr. Kallmyer completed his MFA in 2009 at California Institute of the Arts and has worked closely with the art collective Machine Project (LA) creating more than 100 projects since 2008 at institutions across the US.

(May 2018)