Cameron Clayborn was born in 1992 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He lives and works in New Haven, CT. Solo exhibitions include: Art Basel Statements, with Simone Subal Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (forthcoming, 2021); Through the Wrong Tongue, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY (2019); and Bawdy, Boyfriends, Chicago, IL (2017). Group exhibitions include: Good to know, Bradley Ertaskiran, Montréal Québec, (2021); As Far as You Can, Tell the Truth, Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco, CA (2021); FIAC, with Simone Subal Gallery, Paris (2019); Phallacies, Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA (2019); A Detached Hand, organized by Nicole Will, Magenta Plains, New York, NY (2019); White Columns Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY (2019); Strained States, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL (2019); Performance Interventions, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2018); Superficial Paradise, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL (2018); Defibrillator Inaugural, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL (2018); Hide and Go Chic, Rover Gallery, Chicago, IL (2017); SEX, Lawrence & Clark Gallery, Chicago, IL (2017); and Sweet Creature, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL (2017).

Clayborn received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and MFA from Yale School of Art in 2021. Clayborn has also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018 and has been a resident at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Artist Coalitions’ HATCH Projects, and ACRE Projects.


This site was created with images of nesting dolls, brown stains on white carpet, and venn diagrams in mind. I want to show that all areas of practice (drawing, sculpture, writing, and performance/video) are separate, but often bleed into one another.

Thank you Herdimas Anggara for guiding me through this process and coding it into existence!