Kimberly Camp began her career as a professional artist 37 years ago with a sidewalk exhibition in Woodbury NJ at the age of 12. Since then, her paintings and dolls have been shown throughout the US in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. Her list of solo exhibitions is extensive, including the American Craft Museum, Smithsonian Institution, International Sculpture Center, University of Michigan, the Hand Workshop, Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts, Bomani Gallery, CRT Craftery Gallery and Manchester Craftsman’s Guild.

Her work has been prominently featured in traveling exhibitions including “Spirit of the Cloth: African American Quilters”, curated by Edjohnetta Miller for the Craftery Gallery; “Touch: Beyond the Visual”, curated by Angela Adams, National Museum for Women in the Arts for the Arlington Art Center, VA; and “Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects” curated by Willis Bing Davis for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Ohio.

Camp’s workshops and residencies include the Baltimore Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Longwood Gardens, the Smithsonian Institution, the African American Museum Philadelphia, and Indiana University, Pennsylvania. Her paintings and dolls are in the collections of Anne Wollman, Faith Ringgold, Judith Jamison, the Reader’s Digest, Manchester Craftsman’s Guild and the J.B. Speed Art Museum. Additionally she has been featured in Essence, Nouvel Objet, the New York Times, FiberArts, National Geographic World, the Village Voice and Smithsonian.

In addition to the creation of her art, Camp has served internationally as a panelist and speaker including the National Black Arts Festival, National Endowment for the Arts; the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation International Arts Program; and the arts councils of Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and New Jersey.

She has received numerous awards including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Kellogg National Leadership Program Fellowship, Visiting Scholar for Tokyo Gedia University (the university of art and music), and the Roger L. Stevens Award for Contributions to the Arts and Culture from Carnegie Mellon University.

Camp, a native of Camden, NJ has also pursued a dual career as a museum administrator for the Barnes Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution and the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Her work as an artist and administrator puts her ideas about the role art plays in democracy, social equity and diversity into practice.

Ms. Camp graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Studio Arts and Art History. She received her Master of Science degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.