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I use art as a tool to provoke feelings that can be hard to name. My work lies at the intersection of emotion and craft.
I use art as a tool to provoke feelings that can be hard to name. My work lies at the intersection of emotion and craft.


Camille Makes Art photo by Kristen Cofer
M. Camille MacRae is a Bay Area light artist working at the intersection of craft and emotion. She subscribes to the art as therapy model and creates art as a tool with which to emotionally process and rebalance our inner selves.

She has an industrial design background having worked in the furniture industry and still uses some of those talents in her day job in the architecture world.

She was born in Oakland and spent much of her childhood alone drawing inventions, fashion catalogs and taking apart mechanical objects. She loves to work with her hands and finds joy in connecting with others.


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EDUCATION

2014 | Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Focus in Designed Objects | Merit Scholar School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) | Chicago, IL

COMMISSIONS

2019 | The Crucible’s 20th Anniversary Party |
The Crucible Industrial Art School, Oakland, CA

2019 | Private Commission |
Personal Residence, Piedmont, CA

2018 | Restroom Sign |
The Crucible Industrial Art School, Oakland, CA

EXHIBITIONS

2021 September | Liquid Fire | Cat Eye Creative, Atlanta, GA

2020 October | Guest Spot | Hangart SF, San Francisco, CA

2020 January | Shebends | Loveland Museum and Gallery, Loveland, CO

2019 May | Handmade | Adeline’s Lab, Berkeley, CA

2019 January | 20th Anniversary Party | The Crucible, Oakland, CA

2018 June | Amongst the Vines | Omni Oakland Commons, Oakland, CA

2018 May | Art / Music in a Different Light | 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2018 April | Spring Open House | The Crucible, Oakland, CA

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2016-2019 | The Crucible Industrial Arts School, Oakland, CA
Youth Neon Instructor, Neon Lab Monitor, Welding Instructor

2018 | Peterson Neon, Emeryville, CA Studio Assistant