The more you look at Cameron Bliss’s work, the more you see. Educated at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Bliss started out painting landscapes but now focuses on portraits. Her paintings mostly show women, whom she generates from her imagination and some photographic references. They meet and challenge our gaze, and the interiors they occupy, rich with plant life and pattern, contain insights into their minds and hearts. Alice Neel, Eric Fischl, and Chantal Joffe serve as inspiration in the way that they, too, use paint not to substitute for a photograph but to render the artist’s impressions of the world. Bliss lives in Winterville, Georgia, where she serves on the Winterville Arts Council. Her work hangs in private collections around the world.
EXHIBITIONS and ETC.
2020 July - Classic Center, "Inside, Outside", Athens, Ga.
June "Forward" Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, 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 October 4, 2019 "David and Goliath" Exhibition, OCAF , Watkinsville, Ga.
November "Monster Drawing Rally" benefit for Athica and Cine
May "Roll Out the Barrels" benefit for ACC Stormwater
July - Aug OCAF Members Exhibition, Watkinsville, Ga.
January 26 - February 22 - "loss. lost. found." Solo Exhibition, Oconee Art Gallery, Watkinsville, Ga.
2018 Oct "David and Goliath" OCAF, Watkinsville, Ga.
July "1996" Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, Ga.
June - July CatFest Group Show Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, Ga.
April 6 Southworks, OCAF. Watkinsville, Ga.
March 28 "Reciprocal IV" Juried Exhibition at 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"
October 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" group exhibition benefiting Feminist Women's Health Center, Trio Contemporary
May 25 Roll Out The Barrels fundraiser and rain barrel auction, 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 Group Exhibition, Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, Va.
Feb 14 - March 31 "Love In All Its Many Forms" annual group show, Kristen Ashley Artist Shop, Athens, Ga.
2016 Winter Edition of "The Writing Disorder" quarterly literary journal
Dec 17 - Jan 14 Athica Annual Members Exhibition, Athens, Ga.
Nov. 16 - Jan. 21, 2017, SCAD Small Works Exhibition, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, Ga.
Nov 17 through Jan 21, Lyndon House "Full House" Exhibit, Lyndon House, Athens, Ga.
Nov 1 - Dec 31 "Wonder" exhibition at the Gallery in the Hall, Winterville, Ga.
Oct 1 - Nov 1 "The Art of Portatiture" Group Show at Kristen Ashley Artist Shop, Athens, Ga.
Aug 27th TV Gallery's first juried pop-up exhibition "EYE-CANDY" at Indie South, Athens, Ga.
May 20 - June 30 Solo exhibition, "Silence" Farmington Depot Gallery, Farmington, Ga.
April 5 - May 30 Winterville Center presents a selection of local artists 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 - March 19 Kristen Ashley Artist Shop "Love in All its Many Forms" Group Show, Athens, Ga.
Jan 15 - Feb 6 Solo exhibition at Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Athens, Ga.
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
Animated the music video "March" for March
AWARDS, PRESS and ETC.
Cover Art for Athen's Flagpole Magazine April 8 Edition
Athens Art Association Patron's Award
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
People's Choice Award - Eighth Annual Georgia Small Works, OCAF
Athens Uncharted Interview
Honorable Mention in the Lyndon House Arts
Center 41st Juried Exhibition
Illustrator, If You Were A Jelly Bean
Animated and co-directed the video "Control" for Dodd Ferrelle
Cover of Islands' Directory, Savannah, GA
BFA Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD Gold Key and Awards Exhibition, Savannah, GA