1962-, Oslo / Glasgow
Cameron har BA i Fine Art Photography fra Glasgow School of Art (GSA, 2013). Cameron har stilt ut i USA, Argentina, Japan, Kina, Russland, Frankrike, Italia, Polen, Litauen, Storbritannia og Norge.
Enkeltbilder er representert i private og i museums samlinger, The Walter Scott Art Collection, UK, The Museum of Fine Art Houston, USA, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Kina, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, Italia, Stord kommune, Oslo kommune, Joan Morgenstern Collection, USA, Chris Rauschenberg Collection, USA. Arbeid fra Degree show ved GSA ble shortlisted og valgt ut til Saatchi New Sensations utstilling London under Frieze Art Fair i 2013. Hun holder High Commendation fra The Jill Todd Award i 2013, valgt til FutureProof, Glasgow, 2013, Artsyland 7 2013, og mottok utstillingsprisen fra The Royal Glasgow Institute's årlige pris i 2013. Hun ble nominert fra GSA som alumni for ReGeneration3 – Tomorrows Photographers Today i 2015. I 2016 representerer hun skotsk fotografi på East London Photo Festival og er utvalgt til å delta i Royal Photographic Society's 159 th. International Print Exhibition som turnerer Storbritannia i 2016 og 1017.
 
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
Arbeidene mine springer ut ifra min interesse i psykologi. Jeg er interessert i det dysfunksjonelle; ord, tanker og handlinger og dets sykliske og repetitive karakter, som konserverer og opprettholder status quo og gir det  dysfunksjonelle en funksjon tiltross for dets negative aspekt. Livsløgner og fortrenging slik de forekommer i Henrik Ibsens dramatikk, blir komfortsoner der løgn blir sannhet. I atelieret der jeg arrangerer det som til slutt kan bli et fotografi, gjentar jeg dette repetetive; objekter dekonstrueres og rekonstrueres, den lagvise oppbyggingen speiler både lagenes beskyttende karakter samt dets tildekkende, konserverende aspekt. Jeg tar denne tilnærmingen helt inn i mørkerommet der negativer kombineres lagvis og til slutt danner et nytt fotografi som aldri eksisterte foran kameraet. Slik sett følges tematikken praktisk inn i selve verkstedsprosessen, samtidig som den speiler tilstrebet og utilstrebet tildekking slik vi er vitne til i vår samtid på det personlige og det offentlige plan.
 
I am interested in psychological matters that form and shape us as human beings.
In my work I explore the cyclical nature of repetitive thoughts and behaviour, the actions we repeat regardless of the results. I am interested in the role that hope holds in our lives, from its lifesaving capabilities to its detrimental aspects, when hope prevents us from making necessary changes, moving on. The playwright Henrik Ibsen described this as the Life-Lie, a state of denial, the life-lie becomes a detrimental zone of comfort, a space inhabited by emotions like longing, melancholia and loneliness.
To explore this visually I create staged, analogue photographs. I work with natural light and print the work in my darkroom. The staging is repetitious both in materials and settings. I deconstruct and reconstruct the same forms and shapes over and over again.
This way of approaching my work mirrors the repetitious nature of the subject matter.
My work is autobiographically based, however the work is not narrative. My objective is that the visual aesthetics through its layers and details invite the viewer to introspective reflection and contemplation. The poetic titles seek to link the multilayered and sometimes abstract visuals to the complex, concealed and layered motifs that denote cultures of denial.
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CV & BIO
 
2013. BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art
Solo exhibitions (selection)
2016 Obscure. Protection. SAGA Inderøy, Norway
2015 Emotions: At Large – Poetic Illusions, Thistle Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2014 ReGeneration – All the way to the Ocean, Wall Projects, Montrose, UK
A Private Room, Royal Glasgow Institute, The Kelly Gallery, Glasgow UK
2008 Images Catherine Cameron, Galerie Plume, Paris, France
Ego & Persona, Shanghai Scupture Space, Shanghai, China
Ego & Persona, Grand Prix, Lodz Foto Festiwal, Lodz, Poland
2007 Ego & Persona, LIPF 07 Lianszhou International Fotofestival, Lianszhou, China
Ego & Persona, Galerie Plume, Paris, France
 
Group exhibitions ( juried and invited, selection)
 
2017 Glasgow Women's Library When The Light Shifts, UK 
Royal Photographic Society's 159th International Print Exhibition, touring UK
2016 Royal Photographic Society's 159th International Print Exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, London Uk
Photomonth East London Photofestival, London UK
2015 Surface Tension, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, UK
Still Life, The Inanimate Subject, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minnesota, USA
2014 2014 FRAMES, Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow, UK
2013 Royal Glasgow Institute's Annual Exhibition, Glasgow, UK
Saatchi New Sensations, London, UK
Artsyland 7 – 2013, Montrose, UK
FutureProof, StreetLevel, Glasgow, UK
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glsasgow, UK
2012 StordKvinna, Stord Kunstlag, Stord, Norway
2011 StordKvinna, Stord Kunstlag, Stord, Norway
2010 Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Latvia
Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan
Bering & James Art Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
2009 Halsnøy Kloster Kunsgalleri, Halnøy, Norway
Bering & James Art Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
Fotofestivalen i Risør, Risør, Norway
Ost Gallery, Moskow, Russia
StordKvinna, Stord Kunstlag, Stord, Norway
2008 B-Open, Bergen , Norway
Bering & James Art Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
Tomo Art Centre, Beijing, China
Festival of Lights Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 Best of Rencontrès d'Arlés 2007, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Photo Folio Exhibition, Rencontrès d'Arlés, Arlés, France
Fotografiets Dag, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
 
BIO Catherine Cameron (1962 Oslo, Norway)
Lives and works in Glasgow. Prior to BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography from GSA (2013) her work has been exhibited in North - and South America, Asia and Europe. Her art is included in museum and private collections, The Walter Scott Art Collection, UK, The Museum of Fine Art Houston, USA, Shanghai Sculpture Space, China, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, Italy, Stord Municipality, Norway, Chris Rauschenberg Collection, USA and Joan Morgenstern Collection, USA.
Her work from GSA Degree show was shortlisted and selected for the Saatchi New Sensations exhibition in London during the Frieze Art Fair in 2013. She received High Commendation at the Jill Todd Award 2013, was shortlisted and selected for FutureProof, Glasgow, 2013, selected for Artsyland 7 2013, Montrose and received The Royal Glasgow Institute's Exhibition Award 2013. She was nominated by GSA as one of five alumi for ReGeneration3 – Tomorrows Photographers Today 2015. 1st prize Still Life contest at The Inanimate Subject, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minnesota, USA.
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