Caleb (CM) Clemente is a multidisciplinary artist living, working, and learning out of Chicago, IL. Born in Elgin, IL, he received his BA in Art Therapy at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. While in Nashville, Clemente steeped himself in the local arts community, befriending and collaborating with peers in both the studio and the gallery. There, he founded the short-lived pop-up gallery, BottleNeck, with a sheet of insulation foam and a street corner. After graduating in the winter of 2020, Clemente enrolled in the University of Chicago’s MFA program, where he is set to graduate in the summer of 2023. Clemente is currently interested in the media of sculpture and drawing, using them to investigate the relationship between the tangible and the transcendent. The work seeks to discern the importance of the corporeal body during ecstasy and expand the definition of sacred spaces.