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Exquisitely painted figures that are contorted and ponder-some, inquisitive and reflective, Cameron Bliss studies the female figure in worldly, lavish environments. Her paintings are intricately patterned, ornamental and iconographic, representing a moment in time for each central figure in their habitat. In the tradition of painters as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Edward Hopper, Bliss layers each piece using oil on canvas to invite the viewer into her world of characters in play, in pose, in peacefully enticing gazes. Her love for patterns, wallpaper, architecture, botanicals and clothing brings forth a rich and balanced representation of colorfully alluring paintings that are both imaginative and captivating. The work embodies modernity, the yearn for a simpler time and imbues us to learn that sometimes being is more important than doing.  

EXHIBITIONS

2022         July 29  - Sept 30 SYMBIOSIS, solo exhibition at Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, Ga.
                 March 3 - May, 47th Annual Juried Exhibit, Lyndon House, Athens, Ga.
                 Jan 29- Jan 30 Pop-Up group show, Tiny Ath Gallery, Athens, Ga.
                 Jan-Feb WONDER, Kai Lin Art

2021          Dec 3 - Jan 21 WONDER, a small works group exhibition, Kai Lin Art, Atl., Ga.

                  October 16 art auction benefit MOCA GA
                  Sep 10 - Nov 12, Fantastical, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, Ga.
                  June - Oct, The Figure, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Buckhead, Atl., Ga.
                  May, Roll Out the Barrels Fundraiser and auction
                  FORWARD Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

                  Spring Create! Magazine, Springing Forward curated by Gita Joshi
 

2020          June FORWARD Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
                  July  Classic Center, Inside, Outside, Athens, Ga.
                  March 5 - May Lyndon House Arts Center 45th Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, Ga.
                  March 13 - May 12 CreateHer, Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

 

2019          Oct 4  David and Goliath, OCAF , Watkinsville, Ga.
                  Nov Monster Drawing Rally benefit for Athica and Cine
                  May Roll Out the Barrels benefit for ACC Stormwater

                  July - Aug OCAF Members Exhibition, Watkinsville, Ga.
                  Jan 26 - Feb 22 - loss. lost. found. solo show, Oconee Art Gallery, Watkinsville, Ga.                                      

 

2018          Oct  David and Goliath OCAF, Watkinsville, Ga.
                  July "1996" Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, Ga.
                  June - July CatFest, Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, Ga.
                  April 6 Southworks, OCAF. Watkinsville, Ga.
                  March 28 Reciprocal IV ,UNG Art Gallery, Watkinsville, Ga.
                  March 22 Lyndon House 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, Ga.  Merit Award Winner
                  Feb 15 - March 30 K A Artist Shop, Love Show, Athens, Ga.
            

2017          Nov 19 - Jan 15 ATHICA Member's Show
                  Nov 24 - Jan 15 K A Artist Shop "Home Show"
                  Oct 6 OCAF's Eighth annual Georgia Small Works Show - People's Choice Winner
                  Sept 23 - Nov 12, Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Athica, Athens, Ga.
                  July 7 - Sept- 8, "Now Figuration" group exhibition, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                  June 30, "Nasty Women Athens" benefiting Feminist Women's Health Center, Trio Contemporary       

                  May 25 Roll Out The Barrels rain barrel auction benefit, Terrapin Brewery, Athens, Ga.
                  April 7 - May 5, OCAF, SOUTHWORKS: 22nd Annual National Juried Art Exhibit, Watkinsville, Ga.
                  April 21 - May 9, Cine Art Show and Fundraiser, Cine, Athens, Ga.
                  March 23 - May 6, 42nd Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Ga.
                  March - LOCUS 100 , Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, Va.

                  Feb 14 - March 31 Love In All Its Many Forms, K A Artist Shop, Athens, Ga.
            
2016          Winter Edition of "The Writing Disorder" literary journal
                  Dec 17 - Jan 14 Athica Annual Members Exhibit, Athens, Ga.
                  Nov. 16 - Jan. 21, 2017, SCAD Small Works Exhibit, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, Ga.
                  Nov 17 through Jan 21, Lyndon House "Full House" Exhibit, Athens, Ga.
                  Nov 1 - Dec 31 "Wonder", Winterville, Ga.
                  Oct 1 - Nov 1 "The Art of Portatiture" , K A Artist Shop, Athens, Ga.
                  Aug 27th  "EYE-CANDY", Indie South, Athens, Ga.
                  May 20  "Silence" Farmington Depot Gallery, Farmington, Ga.

                  April 5 - May 30 Winterville Center group show curated by Jimmy Straehla
                  May - Cover of Flagpole Magazine, Athens, Ga.
                  March 24 - May 7 "Always A Bridesmaid" received Honorable Mention in the Lyndon House Arts

                     Center 41st Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA. Curated by Jock Reynolds director of Yale University Art Gallery
                  Feb 7   K A Artist Shop "Love in All its Many Forms", Athens, Ga.
                 Jan 15 Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Athens, Ga.

 

2014-15    Let It Be, Watkinsville, GA
                 The World Famous, Group Show, Athens, GA
                 Spotlight Artist, Prevent Child Abuse Athens, Starry Starry Night
                 Big City Bread, Athens, GA           
                 NO. 3 RR, Arnoldsville, GA           
                 Frontier, Featured window artist, Athens, GA           
                 Local Color, Savannah, GA           
                 ARTini’s, "Enchantment" Group show Athens, GA
                


EDUCATION

1988-1992 Savannah College of Art and Design
   
           
AWARDS, PRESS and ETC.


2022        New American Paintings - South - Issue #160

                Create! Magazine Women's Issue
               New South Finds August feature

 

2021        Q&A with Kai Lin Art

 

2020        Cover Art for Athens Flagpole Magazine April 8 Edition
                Athens Art Association Patron's Award

2018        VoyageAtl Interview
                Best in Show - "Reciprocal IV" Juried Exhibition at UNG Art Gallery, Watkinsville, Ga.

                Merit Award - Lyndon House 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition
                Artwork featured on HGTV's House Hunters

2017        People's Choice Award - Eighth Annual Georgia Small Works, OCAF
                Athens Uncharted Interview
          
           
   

                Animated the music video "March" for March   

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGPOqiVrRnc&nohtml5=False                  
               Honorable Mention in the Lyndon House Arts
Center 41st Juried Exhibition
                Illustrated the children's book If You Were A Jelly Bean
                Animated and co-directed the video "Control" for Dodd Ferrelle
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8agzCaww_A
                Cover of Islands' Directory, Savannah, GA
                SCAD Gold Key and Awards Exhibition, Savannah, GA



WEBSITE

www.cameronbliss.com