Seth Cameron

Raised in the Southern foothills of the Appalachian mountains to a family of preachers and teachers, Seth Cameron became neither and both. At the turn of the century, he expatriated to New York City, graduating from The Cooper Union School of Art before establishing the iconoclastic artist collective, The Bruce High Quality Foundation. The Foundation has been included in Greater New York at MOMA PS1, The Whitney Biennial, and The Sundance Film Festival, and was the subject of a 2013 retrospective at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. Beyond the collective’s artistic practice, Cameron founded and directed its free experimental art school, BHQFU (2009-17) alongside other forays into the field of art education, including leading The Intradisciplinary Seminar at Cooper Union, serving as Critic-in-Residence at the Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art (2022) and as Executive Director of Children’s Museum of the Arts (2020-2023).

In his practice Cameron draws influence from Chinese literati painting, New Wave cinema, Romantic landscape painting, postmodern confessional fiction, and post-painterly abstraction, creating philosophically and emotionally charged paintings and literary works that ask empty cups to be as sweet as the punch. Recent solo exhibitions include The Tourist (2024, Nina Johnson Gallery), The Fair Mountain (2020, Nina Johnson Gallery) Sunless (2019, Nathalie Karg Gallery) and Suns (2018, McClain Gallery).