About the Artist
-Cameron Zebrun is best known for elegant sculptures formed from thin layers of wood on which he paints, and collages abstractions based on his direct observations and experiences in nature. Thus, Cameron’s used the funds from his Project Space grant to travel to inspiring new locations in Banff and Olympic National Park and areas along the Canadian Rockies and the northern US West Coast.
“I spent a lot of time documenting my experiences through sketches and photography,” he says. These fresh perspectives ignited Cameron’s ever-evolving fascination with portraying landscape subject matter in surprising and non-traditional ways, giving life to his show, Currents. These new places gave Cameron new viewpoints for his sculptures and inspired photographic collages and video animation specific to this show. “The small collages bridge my sculptural and photographic work,” Cameron says. “For this exhibition, I’ve experimented with different forms and media to manifest my ideas. The work reflects my obsessions over the last three years and represents a culmination of my aesthetic interests.”
Cameron will create a gallery installation that will become a visual journal of his travel experiences. Although he creates art based in nature, “the work is far from traditional or sentimental. Instead, it presents a challenging and surprising way to consider landscape. Even as viewers look at the different media, they’ll see my recognizable style while also sensing mystery and content open to interpretation.”
Cameron is a sculptor and photographer who lives and works in Minneapolis. He has an extensive record of solo and group exhibitions nationally including Arts North International, Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, Minnesota; North of the 45th, DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University; Pulse Art Fair in Miami Beach; Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Scope Art Fair in Miami Beach and New York City; Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Cameron has received three Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grants in 2005, 2015, and 2019. He has been an Artist in Residence at Grand Marias Artist Colony, Grand Maria, Minnesota and at the Petrified Forest National Park. He was a member of Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis between 2009 and 2015.
From 1991 through 2017, Cameron was employed at the Walker Art Center as Director of Program Services. As part of Walker Art Center’s team, Cameron managed the technical installation of all art works for the renovation of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden which reopened in 2017. Also, during his time at the Walker, Cameron managed the technical installation of all exhibitions for Walker’s Visual Arts Program.
Cameron earned a Master’s Degree of Fine Art at Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art at Cleveland Institute of art.