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Creativity Explored

Camille Holvoet

Camille Holvoet's (b. 1952, San Francisco, CA) work is deceptively sweet as her 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.

A San Francisco native, Holvoet joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2001. Her artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally (See below).

Read more about Holvoet in Pricilla Franks' Huff Post piece, "A 63-Year-Old Artist Explains How Art Can Cure Creative Hunger at Any Age," and in Alissa Greenberg's "The Art of the Bittersweet" in BrutForce.

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Samples of Holvoet's work





Selected Exhibitions

2017
Exposed, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black White, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Sugar Circus, C + M (Coffee and Milk) War Memorial, San Francisco, CA
Outsider Art Fair 2017, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2016
Ripe, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Resonating Resonance, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Tabula Rasa, Creativity Explored , San Francisco, CA

2015
Collaboration , Ruby's Clay Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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
Creativity Explored at Ambach & Rice, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, 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
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
Legend: Myth and Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Transmissions, 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