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Press

Shockoe Artspeak Podcast Interview

http://www.artspeakpodcast.com/podcast/full-time/

Inside the Studio with Cameron Wilson Ritcher

https://sorellegallery.com/blogs/news/inside-the-studio-with-cameron-wilson-ritcher

 

Voyage ATL

http://voyageatl.com/interview/check-out-cameron-ritchers-story/

New South Finds

https://newsouthfinds.com/cameron-wilson-ritcher/

Sorelle Gallery Introduction

https://sorellegallery.com/blogs/news/new-artist-cameron-wilson-ritcher

Cameron Ritcher in Conversation with Timothy Tew of Tew Galleries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hVkIgnWAw0&feature=emb_title

The Washington Post: Strictly Painting 12 at the Mclean Project for the Arts:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-archiving-eden-exhibition-sprouts-interest-with-macro-photos/2019/07/05/dbf45a88-9c06-11e9-83e3-45fded8e8d2e_story.html

 

 

Bio

Cameron is a nationally represented non-objective painter and assemblage artist. He graduated from James Madison University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art. He accepted the school’s award for a graduating senior with a concentration in painting, among numerous other awards and scholarships. He is currently represented by TEW Galleries, Hidell Brooks, and Sorelle Gallery, and has worked with Page Bond Gallery among several others. He currently works from his home studio in Richmond, VA, where he lives with his wife, Emily, and their cat, Louie.

Statement

"Often, the greatest innovations come not from abundance but from scarcity. We can recall examples of this in almost any aspect of our culture: architecture, music, food. Some of the most inventive culinary strategies were originally conceived out of economic or agricultural dearth.

I like to play a game in the studio where the only rule is that I cannot buy new materials. Instead, I try to convince myself that there is already a good painting somewhere in my studio, in the heaps of scraps from previous works and housing renovations and rusted buckets of salvaged house paint. While my marks maintain a child-like innocence, the weathered materials evoke nostalgia. When combined with the structural organization of the pieces, this suggests an urban, industrial history, and yet does not impose any concrete narrative on the viewer. The process of painting, cropping, and reassembling allows me to synthesize disparate ideas, in order to create works that are simultaneously spontaneous and available to the accident, yet is entirely within my control.

Of course, my work does not exist within a vacuum and it is only responsible for me to think of what impact my work may have on the world. I know, at my core, that I was designed for a very specific job: making paintings, simply for the sake of making paintings. I feel an intense and spiritual excitement and curiosity while making my work. Maybe it is a glimpse of heaven. My hope is that the viewer would feel at least a fraction of that."

CV

Born 1995, Carbondale, IL

Currently: Richmond, VA

Gallery Representation:

Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Sorelle Gallery, Westport, CT
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

Solo and Duo Exhibitions (2014-2023):

 

Two Person Exhibition, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (2023)

Solo Exhibition, Hidell Brooks, Charlotte, NC (2023)

Immediate Gratification, BOJUart, Virginia Beach, VA

Calvin Ball, Spitzer Art Center, Harrisonburg, VA

Stanley Hudson, 292 N. Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

Sense of Humor, 292 N. Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

Everything is a Cat, Artworks, Harrisonburg, VA

Gluttony, Artworks, Harrisonburg, VA

 

Group Exhibitions and Fairs:

2023

25th Anniversary Exhibition, Hidell Brooks, Charlotte, NC

2022

 

Class of '22, Sorelle Gallery, Westport, CT

Vivid Views, Sorelle Gallery, Westport, CT

Good Will, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

Salon Style, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA 

2021

Salon Style, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

Poets, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

Winter Group Exhibition, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA (December)

Size Doesn't Matter, Glave Kocen Consulting, Online Exhibition

 

2020

CONTEXT Art Miami, TEW Galleries, Online Exhibition

Size Doesn't Matter, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA 

Organized Abstraction, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

Salon Style, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

2019

Strictly Painting 12, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Art Inspired, Gallery at 17, Richmond, VA

Current Art Fair, Richmond, VA
Hung Juried, Glave Kocen, Richmond, VA

 

2018

 

The Other Art Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
All-Media Juried Show, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA

Companion Planting, Darrin McHone Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

 

2017


National Juried Show, Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, VA 

LOCAL, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA 

Welcome, 292 N. Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

6x6x30, Spitzer Art Center, Harrisonburg, VA

Incarnation, 292 N. Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA 
 2016

*RVAS Annual Juried Show, Lynchburg, VA
Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition, Washington, DC
*Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition, Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, VA


6x6x30, Spitzer Art Center, Harrisonburg, VA
Larkin Arts Regional Juried Show, Harrisonburg, VA

Exploring Lent in Black and White, 292 N Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

*James Madison University Undergraduate Juried Show, Harrisonburg, VA

Two:Too, Madison Union, Harrisonburg, VA


 

2015

 

The Gallery U Invitational, The Alternative Gallery, Allentown, PA
*James Madison University Undergraduate Juried Show, Harrisonburg, VA


 

2014

 

James Madison University Undergraduate Juried Show, Artworks, Harrisonburg, VA

 

2013

 

6x6 Juried Show, Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg, VA P. Buckley Moss Invitational, Waynesboro, VA

 

*Award Received
 


 

Awards:


Honorable Mention - Riverviews Artspace Annual Juried Show, Lynchburg, VA
Award of Merit - Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition, Bedford, VA
Jay D. Kain Scholarship in Art Education
Marion Park Lewis Foundation Scholarship
JMU Studio Art Achievement Award - Painting Concentration

Juror's Award - James Madison University Undergraduate Juried Show 2015
Juror's Award - James Madison University Undergraduate Juried Show 2016

 

Selected Private Collections:

Braden Holtby (Former Goalie of the Washington Capitals)
McKesson Corporation
Della Watkins (Director of the Columbia Museum of Art)
James Madison University School of Integrated Science and Technology

James Madison University School of Art Education

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