Seth Cameron (b. 1982, South Carolina) is a painter and writer. He graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2004. For the next three years, he worked as the Creative Director for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, curating the exhibition “A Knock at the Door…,” which examined First Amendment issues in the arts in the aftermath of the Patriot Act. Meanwhile he co-founded The Bruce High Quality Foundation, an artist collective masquerading as an artist’s foundation, producing unsanctioned public interventions, musical theater performances, zombie films and myriad other nose-thumbing commentaries on the art world.
The collective has exhibited in The Whitney Biennial (2010), the Lever House (2012), The Lyon Biennale (2013), and held a retrospective at The Brooklyn Museum of Art (2013). In 2009 the collective formed the non-profit BHQFU, with Cameron serving as President of the tuition-free experimental art school until its closing in 2017. Concurrently, Cameron taught courses in Creative Writing, Art History, Sculpture, Drawing and Intradisciplinary Studies and lectured across the country on the future of arts education.
Since 2016, Cameron has been exhibiting paintings under his own name. His writing and interviews with artists have been published by The Paris Review, Flaunt, The Brooklyn Rail, The Miami Rail, VWVWW and David Zwirner Books (forthcoming). In the summer of 2019, he was an artist-in-residence with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in West Cork, Ireland. Cameron is married to Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt and the Smithsonian Design Museum. They live in New York City with their two sons.