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 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.
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.
Featured image: Camomile Hixon – Sliver and Purple Unicorns
All images courtesy of Azart Gallery
|2015||More than Words||Azart Gallery, New York||Group|
|2015||Bling: Art that Shines||Cornell Museum of American Art, Delrey Beach, FL||Group|
|2015||Art Basel||Miami Beach||Group|
|2015||Framing Childhood||Azart Gallery, New York, New York||Group|
|2014||The Unicorn Stampede||Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT||Solo|
|2014||Unknown||Velvenoir Gallery, Hellbrunn, Salzburg, Austria||Group|
|2014||Tokyo Fantasy Vol. II||8F Gallery, Tokyo Japan||Group|
|2013||Super Sized Poppies||The Parks and Recreation Department, Providence, RI||Solo|
|2013||Glitter Grotto||Tria Gallery, Chelsea||Solo|
|2013||Tokyo Fantasy||Ginza Mitsukoshi 8F Art Gallery||Group|
|2013||Cut, Paste, Sew||Gallery 138, New York, New York||Group|
|2012||Armory Art Week||Gallery 138||Group|
|2012||Unknown||Hillside Terrace, Tokyo, Japan||Group|
|2012||Fly Away Dandelions||Gallery 138, New York, New York||Solo|
|2012||Glitterland||Frank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica, California||Solo|
|2012||Luxe||Tria Gallery, New York, New York||Group|
|2012||Word Play||Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut||Group|
|2011||Eye Candy/Glitter Winter||Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, Connecticut||Solo|
|2011||Camomile Hixon||Maison 24, Manhattan||Solo|
|2011||ReVolt: Voices from the Warehouse District VII||Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District, IA||Group|
|2011||Paper Doll Ballet Costumes||Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut||Solo|
|2011||The Glitter Room 112, Art Basel||Miami Beach||Group|
|2010||Sparkle||Tria Gallery, New York||Solo|
|2010||Figment Arts Festival||Governor's Island||Group|
|2010||The Glitter Wonderland||Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut||Solo|
|2010||Scintilla||Tria Gallery, New York, New York||Solo|
|2010||The Missing Unicorn||Grady Alexis Gallery, New York, New York||Solo|