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Camille Holvoet

Camille Holvoet (b. 1952, San Francisco, CA) is San Francisco native and joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2001. Deceptively sweet like her work, Holvoet’s practice tends to draw on remembrances of life’s anxieties and forbidden desires.

Holvoet’s process is an endless discovery, in which – through repeatedly drawing in oil pastel her sacred objects: dessert, Ferris Wheels, and crossed eyes – the pressures of the past are relieved by the joy of the creative process. When Holvoet combines text with imagery, the resonance between the two is powerful-as beautiful, vibrant renderings of cakes and pies are overwritten with recollections of nightmares, fears, frustrated sexual feelings, and religious doubt. Her texts stretch beyond the confines of language, and she often resorts to the invention of words to represent her (“outspiration,” “invisamble,” “youngry”).

Holvoet’s drawings of cakes were selected to adorn Recchiuti Confections 2011 Artisan Series of gourmet chocolates. Also, CB2 selected her artwork as the basis for a large limited edition print.

Holvoet’s artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work was featured in several prominent exhibitions including Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland, in 2013, The Museum of Everything: Exhibition #4, Selfridges, London, United Kingdom, Faces at the Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, in 2011, and New Media Sex and Culture in the 21st Century, at the Detroit Museum of Art, Rochester, MI, in 2010.

 

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Selected Exhibitions

2014
They are full of holy..., Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Zealand Outsider Art Fair, The Nathan Club, Britomart , Auckland, New Zealand
Shoerageous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
INK, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
A Particularly Picky Perfect Goddess: Camille Shelley Holvoet, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2012
(Pre)Fabricators, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Camille Holvoet: Savory and Sweet, 18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA
Are We There Yet?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
Structure, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Faces, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
New Media Sex and Culture in the 21St Century, Detroit Museum of New Art, Rochester, MI
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Santos y Otros Creatures, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Repetition, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Legend: Myth and Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Tasty, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Seeing Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Drawing the Line, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Mindful, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Subjects of Desire, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Spirits and Saints, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2002
Art from the Fire, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Women's Work, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

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