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, Hernan Bas and Edward Hopper 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. Her work hangs in private collections around the world, and has been exhibited in galleries in Athens, Savannah, Atlanta, Virginia and Wisconsin. Bliss currently lives in Winterville, Georgia, where she serves on the Winterville Arts Council and is invested in empowering the youth in her community through the arts. 

EXHIBITIONS

2021          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.


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