Camomile Hixon /   Camomile Mary Weiss

United States 1970

Installation, Painting

Camomile Hixon
Camomile Mary Weiss
United States
September 28, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Camomile Hixon is an American contemporary artist known for her stunning glitter paintings often featuring unicorns, large scale words, and cavernous spaces. Her art ranges from large-scale installations and environments to international street art projects.
Born in 1970 in New York, she was raised in Milford, a coastal city in southwestern New Haven County, Connecticut. Hixon earned her BFA in Filmmaking/Philosophy from Hofstra University in NY, and she also has background as a musician and a songwriter. She has started her career as a professional artist in 2010 when she made the first glitter painting titled YES. The same year she held the first solo exhibition at Tria Gallery in New York City.

Hixon’s glitter paintings often features unicorns, large scale words, and cavernous spaces

Camomile Hixon - Neon Pink and Orange Zap
Camomile Hixon – Neon Pink and Orange Zap

Hixon explores the terrain of pop culture with astonishingly large words, images and symbols. Her space immediately dazzles a viewers with an abundance of glitter on canvas, such as the eye-catching piece of red, sparkling lips or the early spring flowers, which capture the ephemeral beauty of pop culture in a permanent piece that lasts.

Hixon is the artist behind The Missing Unicorn, an interactive street art project that became a viral global phenomenon. The search for the Missing Unicorn began in the Big Apple in 2010 when thousands of fliers were posted and millions of people from over one hundred and twenty countries participated by leaving messages on the Unicorn Hotline, visiting the website, and uploading images of their sightings. The project Unicorns in Residence 2015 represented a partnership between the artist and the major institutions of Providence, Rhode Island, in order to attract the public to visit the parks, cultural institutions and public venues where these gentle mythical creatures bestow their magic. It also included an installation of life-size glitter unicorns at the Providence Public Library. Additionally, many unicorn related shows had taken place at some of the main institutions of Providence.

Camomile Hixon - Triple Sevens Apple Gold
Camomile Hixon – Triple Sevens Apple Gold

Hixon has participated in many individual and collective exhibitions including at the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts and The Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, New London, Connecticut, among others. Her work is currently on view at More Than Words – group exhibition at Azart, New York.

The artist is represented by Azart Gallery in New York.

Camomile Hixon lives and works in the USA

Featured image: Camomile Hixon – Sliver and Purple Unicorns
All images courtesy of Azart Gallery

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015More than WordsAzart Gallery, New YorkGroup
2015Bling: Art that ShinesCornell Museum of American Art, Delrey Beach, FLGroup
2015Art BaselMiami BeachGroup
2015Framing ChildhoodAzart Gallery, New York, New YorkGroup
2014The Unicorn StampedeLyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CTSolo
2014UnknownVelvenoir Gallery, Hellbrunn, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2014Tokyo Fantasy Vol. II8F Gallery, Tokyo JapanGroup
2013Super Sized Poppies The Parks and Recreation Department, Providence, RISolo
2013Glitter GrottoTria Gallery, ChelseaSolo
2013Tokyo FantasyGinza Mitsukoshi 8F Art GalleryGroup
2013Cut, Paste, SewGallery 138, New York, New YorkGroup
2012Armory Art WeekGallery 138Group
2012UnknownHillside Terrace, Tokyo, Japan Group
2012Fly Away DandelionsGallery 138, New York, New YorkSolo
2012GlitterlandFrank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica, CaliforniaSolo
2012LuxeTria Gallery, New York, New YorkGroup
2012Word PlayDiane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, ConnecticutGroup
2011Eye Candy/Glitter WinterFarmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, ConnecticutSolo
2011Camomile HixonMaison 24, ManhattanSolo
2011ReVolt: Voices from the Warehouse District VIIDubuque’s Historic Millwork District, IAGroup
2011Paper Doll Ballet CostumesDiane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, ConnecticutSolo
2011The Glitter Room 112, Art BaselMiami BeachGroup
2010SparkleTria Gallery, New YorkSolo
2010Figment Arts FestivalGovernor's IslandGroup
2010The Glitter WonderlandDiane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, ConnecticutSolo
2010ScintillaTria Gallery, New York, New YorkSolo
2010The Missing UnicornGrady Alexis Gallery, New York, New YorkSolo