Competition: US & Canada
Cammie Staros creates sculptures and installations that mine Classical antiquities and the contexts in which we view them. Through a combination of ancient techniques, contemporary sensibility, and museological display, her work folds the past in on itself to reveal semiotic systems developed and reinforced through art history. Staros challenges the dominant narrative, which places the relics of her own Greek lineage at the origin of the Western canon, adding broader regional and epochal references to reflect the overlapping nature of visual influence.
Staros received her BA in Art and Semiotics from Brown University (2006) and her MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts (2011). She has presented solo exhibitions with Shulamit Nazarian, François Ghebaly, and Lefebvre & Fils galleries and has received several awards, grants, and residencies. Her work is currently on view in the Ceramics Biennial at the Craft Contemporary Museum and is featured in 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, a Thames & Hudson survey of contemporary sculpture.
She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Julia Sherman