Cameron Downey

Contemporary Lab Lead


BFA in Visual Art and Environmental Science from Columbia University in the city of New York, Class of 2021
Artist in residence, Walker Art Center
Exhibited in Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, LA, Berlin (names of orgs in 2nd paragraph of bio)
Jxta Alum


Cameron Patricia Downey (b. 1998) is an anti-disciplinary artist born and raised in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cameron graduated from Columbia University in 2021 with a double concentration in visual art and environmental science. Their work oscillates between photography, film, body, sculpture, curation and otherwise.


Downey’s art has been exhibited by HAIR+NAILS in: HAIR+NAILS at 9 Herkimer (Brooklyn, 2019), FUTURE FUTURE (2020), “The Human Scale” at Rochester Art Center (2021), and in their first solo show “Three Things Last Forever” (2020). Cameron will present their next solo show of new work at HAIR+NAILS in spring 2023 as well as at Midway Contemporary Art in fall of 2023. Downey guest curated HOLDING SPACE, an exhibition of video, image, light and sound, in the H+N front yard (summer 2020). Cameron’s recent exhibitions and screenings have included those at the Walker Art Center (2022), “Wild Frictions” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin (2021), “Intersections” at Engage Projects in Chicago (2021-2) and “In The River” as part of Midway Contemporary Art’s Off-Site program (2022). Cameron is currently artist in residence at the Walker Art Center’s mediatheque and at Second Shift Studio Space of St. Paul.