Camille Betts

    Camille's current body of work has an eco-friendly theme, as most of her materials are recycled or repurposed from their original function. Process is important to her work as she recycles packaging, junk mail, excess paper collected from her job, etc. into new handmade papers She transforms this newly created paper, from the traditional two dimensional structure, into large three dimensional objects. The fragility of her work is influenced by the ethereal experience, the ability to experience the here and now, while keeping in mind sensations of the past and possibilities of the future.

    Camille joined Burnt Toast Studio in April 2008, adding yet another dimension to the studio. She works from the ceiling down while looking for alternatives to conventional sculpture presentation.

    Camille attained her BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design with a major in Sculpture. Since, she has travelled throughout the western half of this continent seeking good music, art and enlightenment. After finding all three, in a few respects, she returned to translate her temporal celebratory experience into a visual and tactile realm of experiences.

    EXHIBITIONS

    2011 – 10 Years Burning 10th anniversary show,  Art Central, Calgary Canada. Burnt Toast Studio group show.

    2010 – 10-205-15, Ledge Gallery,  Epcor Centre for Performing Arts, Calgary, Canada. Solo Show, sculptural installation.

    2010 – John Snow House Launch Party and *Cabaret*, The John Snow House, Calgary, Canada. Group show.
            
    2010 – ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche- Close Encounters, InterAccess: Electronic Media Arts Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Canadian Film Centre Media Lab residents group show.

    2010 – Sweet Sixteen UAS's Sixteenth Birthday Exhibition, Untitled Art Society, Calgary, Canada. Founding members of Untitled Art society and selected emerging artists group show.
            
    2010 – DioramaRama!, Sugar Shack Winter Art Salon, Calgary, Canada. International Diorama Club group show.
            
    2010 – Prototype Soft Launch, Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, Canada. Media Lab residents group show.        

    2009 – Re-heat.  The Fraser Group, Art Central, Calgary, Canada. Burnt Toast Studio group show.  

    2009 – Magpie Exhibition.   Ledge Gallery, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary Canada. Group Exhibition and sale

    2009 – Experimental Art + Culture.  Art Gallery of Calgary Burnt Toast Studio group show. Calgary, Canada

    2006 – Graduation Show.  Alberta College of Art and Design Graduating students group show. Calgary, Canada      
        
    2006 – Art Awearness: Art Garden. Alberta College of Art and Design Group show of sculptural works. Calgary, Canada
     
    2005 – Wrap.  Alberta College of Art and Design Sculpture department group show. Calgary, Canada

    2004 – Trog-Delights.  Alberta College of Art and Design.  Sculpture department group show. Calgary, Canada

    2003 – People Under a Bridge. Alberta College of Art and Design. Group show of works from research trip to Poland. Calgary, Canada


    AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

    2009 – Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Multidisciplinary Grant Training in Interactive Arts and Entertainment Media
                            
    2009 – Canadian Film Centre Scholarship

    EDUCATION

    2009-2010 – Interactive Arts and Entertainment Program, Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, Canada

    2002-2006 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada
     
    1998-1999 – Second year studies Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    1996-1997 – First year studies Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
     
    TRAVEL

    2003 – Research trip to Poland and Venice Biennale coordinated through Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

    2002 – Research trip to New York, New York coordinated through Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada
     
    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    2006 – Art City Tour Guide, Calgary Canada

    2004 – Bartender, Art Central Grand Opening, Calgary, Canada Volunteer bartender, Art City Gala, Calgary, Canada

    2000-2004 – Henna Artist, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Canada

    2001 – Haunted House set production, Project X, Calgary, Canada

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