Camille M Brown
Camille Brown (1978) is artist, traveler and teacher. Her work is contemplative, detailed and greatly influenced by her time living and working in Asia in support of displaced Burmese, education, and advocacy for women, families and children. She currently resides in Baltimore City and is part of the Artist Housing Initiative. Her work is often meticulously linear where a scene or figure emerges from the collision of lines. She has exhibited in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Seoul, Korea and Panama City, Panama as well as in Atlanta, Georgia and Baltimore, Maryland. Her work invites the viewer to witness and recognize the nobility of marginalized and disregarded individuals and communities. Particularly with regard to the humanizing of girls and women, her intention is to present a platform uncluttered by traditional archetypes and paradigms where the inherent value and nobility of an individual or experience is its own story. She aims to do this without patronizing or commodifying the experience, culture or suffering of her subjects, but rather to facilitate the viewer engaging with the subject untethered by indifference or perception.
Camille finds solace in art as it gives access to understanding and allows us to communicate beyond the limitations of language. Art takes all that is intangible, scattered thought, frustration and stagnant energy and refines it into something clear, separate and sharable.