Artist Cameron Granger: Columbus Creative in Residence
Denison Studio Art is excited to announce the Fall 2021 Columbus Creative in Residence will be Cameron Granger. A video artist, Granger uses his work as both a site for memory making, and as means to strategize new ways of remembrance in our age of mass media.
Granger’s recent projects include “The Get Free Telethon” a 24 hour livestream community fundraiser sponsored by Red Bull Arts, “Pearl” a body of collaborative works with his mother at Ctrl+Shft in Oakland, and “A library, for you” a traveling community library most recently housed at ikattha project space in Bombay, India. He is a 2017 alumni of the Skowhegan School for Paint & Sculpture. In 2020 his work was collected & commissioned by both the Columbus Museum of Art & Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.
During his residency, Granger will meet with students on campus, as well as share a variety of creative venues, people, and possibilities in Columbus.
Granger states, “I’ve talked at length about how Columbus is the city that made me into an artist. From the warehouse days at MINT to my family at Maroon Arts Group, this place showed me that the work is far more than what you do in the studio or in the gallery, it’s really how you move through the world as a whole. I’m really excited to share these lessons my communities have poured into me with the students at Denison, and to learn new lessons from them in turn.”
Studio Art chair, Sheilah ReStack, says, “We feel very lucky to have Cameron Granger with us this fall semester working with our Juniors and Seniors in their practicum classes. We know from our past experience with Marshall Shorts as inaugural Columbus Creative in Residence in Spring 2021 how valuable the students find this kind of relationship and how it fosters confidence in their own capacity to be part of community, and a way of thinking about the different ways one can be attuned and creative in this world.”