ABOUT

Bio

Artist Camey McGilvray creates contemporary wood, metal and wire wall sculptures and free-standing sculptures.

Born and raised on the east coast, McGilvray trained in art at the Art Students’ League and The New School in New York City and continued studies at The University of the Americas in Mexico City. Her earliest wood and metal sculptures were presented by America House, the Arts and Crafts Museum in New York City. Components for these pieces were often scavenged from the boxes and boxes of second hand machine parts and spare hardware that lined the sidewalks of Canal Street in NYC.

McGilvray’s artworks are all three dimensional constructions, with the work being built up layer by layer either from components created by McGilvray herself out of wood, metal and wire or selected from her vast collection of found material. Although she received formal training in welding, most of he other skills were learned hands on. Growing up in a family of wood workers and homebuilders, construction materials were always around as well as the opportunity to observe first hand and learn valuable skills. Although McGilvray uses mostly power tools today, some of the hand tools she cherishes and relies on are the very ones handed down by her father and grandfather.

Although McGilvray has incorporated wire into most of her wood and metal artworks, each piece in her latest series, “Wire World,” is composed entirely of heavy gauge steel wire. As in all of her work, hard edge rules and line is everything. Ideas are first rendered in simple line drawings. Visual references are abstracted, simplified and in some cases totally abandoned. Line is then translated into steel wire, welded and powder coated into three-dimensional existence. McGilvray skillfully uses the visual language of line to give life to what was once only imagined and to create a Wire World.

See Gallery II to view the entire series.

McGilvray currently lives and maintains an art studio in Pacific Palisades, CA.

EDUCATION

St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, NY
Art Students League, New York, NY
The New School, New York, NY
University of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico

MEDIA : Wood/metal/wire wall sculptures and free-standing sculptures

 

SOLO/FEATURED ARTIST
(SELECTED)

2019/2020

izenmillergallery.com

Saachiart.com

2018

TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Izen Miller Gallery, 1stDibs, online

2017

TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Metro 417 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016

“Broad Strokes” Pen & Brush Gallery, NY, NY

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2015

Tag Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Fine Arts Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2014

Santa Barbara Art Foundry, Santa Barbara, CA
Hale ARTSPACE, Santa Monica, CA
Metro 417 Gallery, Los Angeles CA
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2013

Hale ARTSPACE, Santa Monica, CA
Izen Miller Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2012

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010

The Haro Gallery, Culver City, CA
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009

San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008

Metro Gallery, Bakersfield, CA

2007

Metro Gallery, Bakersfield, CA

2006

Abbott Kinney Art Gallery, Venice, CA
Metro Gallery, Bakersfield, CA

2005

Abbott Kinney Art Gallery, Venice, CA

2004

Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

GROUP SHOWS
(SELECTED)

2018

TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017

TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2015

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2013

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Bakersfield Art Museum, Bakersfield, CA

2012

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011

Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Chain Letters, Santa Monica, CA
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010

Pen & Brush Gallery, New York, NY
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Aquarium of the Pacific, Night Dive, Long Beach, CA

2009

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008

San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007

Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, Santa Ysabel, CA
Hamilton Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pen & Brush Gallery, New York, NY
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2006

Abbott Kinney Art Gallery, Venice, CA
Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, Santa Ysabel, CA
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Santa Monica Art Studios Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pen & Brush Gallery, New York, NY
James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005

Abbott Kinney Art Gallery, Venice, CA
Santa Monica Art Studios Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA

2004

Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2003

Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2002

Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA
Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA