About  The  Artist

Photo courtesy of Annie Galloway

Photo courtesy of Annie Galloway

Cameron Jarvis is an emerging artist originally from Cottage Grove, Minnesota. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College, and graduated in 2015 with degrees in Studio Art and Music Performance. He spent the spring of 2014 studying painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England. In the fall of 2015 Cameron returned to Gustavus as the art department’s first Studio Lab Tech, an internship position that consisted of supporting the work of professors while creating a new portfolio of work. The internship culminated with an exhibition in the Schaefer Gallery on the Gustavus campus.

Cameron has exhibited extensively in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota, as well as Chicago, Illinois and Fort Wayne, Indiana. His work can be found in the permanent collections of several departments at Gustavus as well as the Park Grove Branch Library in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. In 2013 Cameron received a Presidential Faculty-Student Grant from Gustavus, which he completed in cooperation with professor Betsy Byers. In 2016 He was selected as an artist in residence at the Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Cameron’s artwork is a documentation of his time spent in constructed environments, and usually depicts buildings and cityscapes in places where he has lived. He uses the motorist culture of the midwest as a starting point, and uses painting and printmaking to explore such ideas as destination, security, exploration, and our relationship to urban infrastructure. At their simplest, each piece is an idea, feeling or memory attached to a place.


Education

2015          BA magna cum laude, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN (Studio Art, Music                                       Performance)

2014          Semester abroad, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (Painting)

 

Professional Experience

2015–16    Studio Lab Technician, Gustavus Department of Art and Art History, Saint Peter, MN (Managed                           Schaefer Gallery, supervised student employees, maintained studios, equipment, and supplies)

2016          Graphic Harvester, TEDx Gustavus – Engage, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

2013–15    Graphic Designer, The Gustavian Weekly, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

2011–15   Museum Guard, The Gustavus Fine Arts Department, Saint Peter, MN

 

Awards/Grants/Fellowships

2016          Artist in Residence, Anderson Center at Tower View, Red Wing, MN

2015          Purchase Award, Free Art Tasting and False Advertising, Hillstrom Museum of Art, Saint Peter, MN

2014          Award, Stylized, Happy Face Space, Minneapolis, MN

2013          Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN                         (With Professor Betsy Byers)

2011          Purchase Award, Culpeper Language Arts Center, Saint Peter, MN

2011          Dean’s Scholarship, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

 

Selected Solo/Two-Person Exhibitions

2017          Emerging Artist Series, (Upcoming) Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN (Curated by Megan                             Johnston and Su Legtt)

2016          How We Got Here: New Work by Cameron Jarvis and Miranda Moen, 1916 Gallery, Chatfield, MN                     (With Miranda Moen)

2016          30mph Zone: New Work by Cameron Jarvis, Schaefer Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint                     Peter, MN

2015          Here & Somewhere Else: Artwork by Cameron Jarvis, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral,                                   Minneapolis, MN

2013          Departures, Art Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN (With Professor Betsy Byers)

 

Selected Group/Juried Exhibitions

2016          410’s Project Bike, 410 Project, Mankato, MN

2016          Land: Mine, Heyde Center for the Arts, Chippewa Falls, WI (Curated by Lori Chilefone and Jyl                           Kelley)

2016          Magnificent Maps, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

2015          I Can’t Breathe, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (Juried by Romi Crawford, PhD and Mary Patten)

2015          Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Major Exhibition, Hillstrom Museum of Art,                         Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN (Juried by Gustavus Department of Art and Art                             History faculty)

2014          Stylized, Happy Face Space, Minneapolis, MN (Juried by Harper Leigh Steinbach)

 

Lectures/Critiques

2016          Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, (Part of 30mph Zone)

2016          Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN (Guest critic)

2016          Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, MN (Visiting artist lecture)

2015          Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN (Part of Here & Somewhere Else)

2015          Gustavus Adolphus College Writing Center, Saint peter, MN, (Presentation of commissioned piece)

2014          Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, (Visiting artist lecture)

2013          Art Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN, (Part of Departures)

 

Public Collections

2015          Gustavus Department of Art and Art History, Saint Peter, MN

2015          Gustavus Department of English and Writing Center, Saint Peter, MN

2014          Park Grove Branch Library, Cottage Grove, MN

2011          Culpeper Language Arts Center, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

 

Publications

Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy, “Heritage Day features the best Chatfield has to offer,” September 14, 2016

Al Behrends, Gustavus Fine Arts Blog “30mph Zone: New Works by Cameron Jarvis,” April 21, 2016

Al Behrends, Gustavus Fine Arts Blog “Cameron Jarvis ’15 Artwork in Here & Somewhere Else Exhibition,” July 13, 2015

Firethorne, 2013 spring issue cover, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

Al Behrends, Gustavus Fine Arts Blog “Works by Betsy Byers & Cameron Jarvis ’15 in DEPARTURES Exhibition at St. Peter Art Center,” July 29, 2013

 

Films

2016          410’s Project Bike, The 410 Project and True Facade Pictures, Mankato, MN (Participating artist)