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Cameron

1922

  • Born in Belle Plain, Iowa

1995

  • Died in Pasadena, California

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Cameron: Madame X, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA

2015

Cameron: Cinderella of the Wastelands, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2014

Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Cameron 1922–1995, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery Booth G19, Art Basel Miami Beach Art Kabinett, Miami, FL

2007

Cameron, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Michael Duncan, George Herms, and Nicole Klagsbrun

1989

The Pearl of Reprisal, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Valley of Gold: Southern California and the Phantasmagoric, Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

All of Them Witches, Deitch Projects, Organized by Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons, Los Angeles, CA

2018

Strange Attractors: The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art, Vol. 1 Life on Earth, Redling Fine Art, Organized by Bob Nickas, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Language of the Birds: Occult and Art, 80WSE Gallery, NYU, Curated by Pam Grossman, New York, NY

2015

America is Hard to See (Chapter, Scotch Tape), The Whitney Museum of American Art, new York, NY

2014

Cinderella of the Wastelands, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA SNIFF THE SPACE FLAT ON YOUR FACE, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA Veils, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013

For the Martian Chronicles, Curated by Yael Lipshutz, L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Vision Quest, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY L.A. Raw: Abstract Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945–1980, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA LeBrun to Paul McCarthy, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

2011

  • PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950 – 1970, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2010

The Alchemy of Things Unknown (and a Visual Meditation on Transformation), Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Self-Conciousness, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany, Curated by Hilton Als and Peter Doig Endless Bummer/Surf Elsewhere, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2008

*Traces du Sacré, Curated by Jean de Loisy and Angela Lampe, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2007

  • CAMERON, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, curated by Michael Duncan, George Herms, and Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

2006

*Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KA; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2005

Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1996

*Beat Culture and the New America 1950–1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1989

Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Pearl of Reprisal, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA *Catalog

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

  • Nieberding, Mareike, “Weh hat Angst vor Marjorie Cameron?”, Monopol Magazine
  • Gonzalez, Alexandra, “The Volcanoes of the West Coast Hardly anyone has heard of Cameron, Jay DeFeo and the other women artists of the Beat Generation. Now, at last, they are being rediscovered.”, Süddeutsche Zeitung

2015

  • Frank, Priscilla, “How To Bring Out Your Inner Witch, According To Our Favorite Feminist Occult Artist”, Huffington Post
  • Chidester, Brian, “Cameron: Cinderella of the Wastelands”, The Village Voice

2014

  • Laden, Tanja, “Cameron’s Connections to Scientology and Powerful Men Once Drew Headlines, But Now Her Art Is Getting Its Due”, LA Weekly
  • Zimskind, Lyles, “Cameron, L.A.’s Witchiest Woman, Gets a MOCA Retrospective”, Los Angeles Magazine
  • Frank, Priscilla, “Meet Cameron, The Countercultural Icon Who Bewitched Los Angeles”, Huffington Post

2013

  • La Ferla, Ruth, “Witches Lose the Warts,” The New York Times, March 6
  • Blanks, Tim, “Witches Crew,” W Magazine, March

2012

  • Schultz, Charlie, “Transformers,” ARTslant, Summer
  • Hobbs, Scott, “Scarlet Woman,” The Huffington Post, April
  • Duncan, Michael, L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy, catalog for exhibition at Pasadena Museum of California Art, Foggy Notion Books/Pasadena Museum of California Art, Los Angeles, CA

2008

  • Daydé, Emmanuel, Traces du Sacré, catalog for exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2007

  • Duncan, Michael, et. al., ‘Cameron’, catalog for exhibition at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
  • Belasco, Daniel, ‘Cameron at Nicole Klagsbrun,’ Art in America, September
  • Yau, John, ‘Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle,’ The Brooklyn Rail, April
  • Baker, R.C., ‘Best in Show: Cameron,’ The Village Voice, February 1
  • Sholis, Brian, ‘Artforum.com Critic’s Pick: Cameron,’ Artforum.com, January
  • Cotter, Holland, ‘A Return Trip to a Faraway Place Called Underground,’ The New York Times, January 26
  • Nikolopoulos, Stephanie, ‘Before There Was “Found,” There Was “Semina,”’ Gothamist.com, January 26

2005

  • Duncan, Michael; McKenna, Kristine; Fredman, Stephan, ‘Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle,’ catalog for exhibition organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Distributed Arts Publishers, New York, NY

2003

  • Butler, Brian, ‘Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult’, ed. Richard Metzger, The Disinformation Company

1996

‘Beat Culture and the New America 1950–1965,’ catalog for exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Public Collections

  • The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah