Louis Cameron is an artist whose works address the politics of representation and consumption. One can see this in two bodies of work: cultural representation is the primary issue in The African American Flag Project, where “African American” flags were the subject of the paintings; and the Made in USA series of paintings touch on the politics of consumption through self-referential text and image.
Cameron has had recent solo exhibitions and projects at the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis; the Jersey City Museum, Jersey City; The Kitchen, New York; The Armory Show, New York; and I-20 Gallery, New York. He has also participated in group exhibitions in the United States and abroad at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston; Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Dakar Biennial, Dakar. Cameron has participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at The Studio Museum in Harlem and been a Fellow in Painting with the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis.
Cameron began teaching at Princeton in 2010. He has taught at Yale, Rhode Island School of Design, Brooklyn College, and Cooper Union. Cameron was born in Columbus, Ohio; raised in Los Angeles, California; and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a B.F.A. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia.