Residency Dates: May 31- June 14, 2022
Studio H Canada is thrilled to welcome Camille Myles, a multidisciplinary visual artist from Ontario, Canada. Camille’s practice is highly grounded in an environmental discourse as well as rooted in self-reflection and growth. She experiments in a variety of media, including encaustic, installation, public art and video. In this residency, Camille plans to collect found objects in natural environments and create watercolour sketches for a larger installation piece that may also include video art. Camille is a conservation professional and artist which is a unique way to translate meaning into art. As a mother of three, she wants to offer her children a better vision for tomorrow and hope for a creative life that has an impact in our behaviours.
About the Artist
Camille Myles is a French-Canadian multi-disciplinary contemporary artist and conservation activist exploring imagery through portraiture rooted in gender roles, identity, motherhood and the environment. From collage, encaustic, painting, sculpture, printmaking and installation, she creates art that tells a story linked to childhood, self-reflection and our impact on this world.
Trained classically in Fine Arts, archaeology and conservation, she received a visual arts diploma from Dawson College (2001) in Montreal, a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (2004) from Ottawa University and a Masters Degree in Heritage Conservation from Carleton University (2008).
Constantly re-imagining herself and pushing her own boundaries, she has also pursued an engaging career as an archeologist in England, a conservation professional in Rome, Canada’s National Trust and Parks Canada as Park Superintendent of Georgian Bay Islands National Park. She’s worked at museums, artist run centres and non-profit advocacy organizations which has informed her artistic practice.
In 2012, Camille was honoured to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is also a finalist of the prestigious RBC Canadian Art New Painting Competition (2002). Being drawn to the power of public art as a social community conversation, the artist has been exploring murals (2022) and large-scale public art sculptural installations in Midland (2021) and in Penetanguishene (2020). Originally from Gatineau, Quebec, she now lives along the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario with her husband and three young children and has transitioned as a full-time artist.
She is excited to be starting an art residency with Studio H Canada International Residency program in Victoria BC as well as preparing for a solo exhibition with Art Mums United in June 2022. She is also honoured to be working with local public art gallery, Quest Art, to exhibit an installation in Spring 2023 as part of the RBC Arts Incubator program, where she is mentoring with artist and social worker, Rodrigo Moreno.
You can learn more about Camille Myles on her website: https://www.camillemylesart.com/ and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Artists of all media and disciplines are welcome to apply to Studio H Canada International Art Residency – please check out the link here to apply.
Check out previous posts about previous artist residencies here.