Artist Bio

Camilla Webster is widely exhibited fine artist, best-selling author, TED speaker and lecturer, Webster’s painting “Cocktail Hour” inspired by Palm Beach’s evening light and energy was acquired by The Coral Springs Museum of Art in the fall of 2019. Webster will have her first solo museum show curated by White House fellow and world renowned artist Bruce Helander in May – June 2020. 

 

 “The artist’s most memorable and ingenious compositions possess a certain mystifying spirituality placed between the painterly lines that often seem dreamlike in an elusive abstract recreation of a special moment in time that’s worth documenting” writes Helander. “Webster has an innate ability to install invisible emotional gestures that seem to float and seductively recede like the tide into provocative abstract arrangements.”

 

Comparing his experience of visiting the work to that of his visits to Olitsky, Poons and Zakanitch in the 1980s. “Camilla Webster has developed a new body of work that strongly suggests she has joined a distinguished professional fraternity of the next generation of talented artists inspired by the Florida Keys.” 

 

Webster was invited to exhibit in 2020 at Art Palm Beach and lectured on essence in the PowerTalks Art Palm Beach programming. In 2019 Webster exhibited at Art Basel Miami Beach at Scope and lectured at The Sagamore Hotel on social impact and healing through art. 

 

The Directed Art Modern has exhibited her series at Art Palm Beach, Art Aspen, and Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair. Her paintings focused on rising oceans were selected for The Palm Beach Cultural Council’s “Natural Narratives” exhibit which runs through May 2020. Coverage of Webster’s work and exhibits have appeared in the Miami Herald over Art Basel, her Keys Kintsugi series was the featured article on the front page of Florida Weekly. She’s also been featured in the Palm Beach Daily News, the Palm Beach Post and Yahoo.

 

Capturing the attention of the Miami art scene upon her arrival, Webster was given a solo show during Art Basel Miami week at The Edition Hotel sponsored by Sotheby’s ONE. Her work was then chosen by interior designer Elizabeth Ghia for “The Grand Salon” in the Miami Designer Show House at The Deering Estate last April. In the summer of 2018, her portraits and abstracts were part of “The Power of Her” exhibit curated by art patron and expert Tanya Brillembourg at IdeoBox in Wynwood, Miami.  Mercedes Benz celebrated Webster’s work during Miami Art Week in 2018 with a special installation exhibit curated by Jill Deupi, director of The Lowe Art Museum. 

 

Her TEDx talk “Art in Front of You” which focuses on the art of calming down has garnered thousands of views. Predominantly self- taught, Webster studied color field abstraction under Pat Lipsky at The Art Students League, New York in 2013 and at The Slade School of Fine Art, London in the summer of 2014 and went on to spend the winter of 2014 to summer 2015 in the studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City.  Mana Contemporary’s Vice President Shai Baitel says: “Camilla Webster has a message she delivers beautifully through color, line and form. Without a doubt her work will continue to gain attention in contemporary art circles, and draw an ever growing distinguished audience of collectors, gallerists and curators.” 

 

Webster obtained her Joint Honours MA and BA in Modern History and History of Art from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 1995. Since 2013 Webster has exhibited in galleries and given art talks by special invitation in Miami, London, Paris and New York. Since 2010, Webster has lived and worked between Palm Beach. Miami, New York and the UK. She is a board member of The Clark Hulings Fund, and on the junior acquisitions council for The Norton Museum of Art. Webster currently maintains a studio and home in Palm Beach, Florida and spends time at Ocean Reef with her family.

 

  • Critics Are Raving


     

    I was introduced to Camilla Webster, a seasoned, accomplished, and respected intellectual and thinker in various disciplines many years ago. When she turned her attention to visual art and I was struck by her intellectual curiosity and ease with which she developed her artistic career with emotional depth and, yes, love.

     

    Now widely recognized in the art world, including by Mana Contemporary, Camilla Webster has a message that she conveys beautifully in color, line, and form. Without doubt her work will continue to gain attention contemporary art circles and draw an ever-growing distinguished audience of collectors, gallerists, and curators." 

     

    -Shai Baitel, SVP, Strategy: Mana Contemporary

     

    "Camilla Webster is an emerging contemporary artist to watch in Miami. Her use and understanding of color is unique. Her intellectual response to world around her in her paintings show she will deliver much in the coming years."

     

    -Tanya Brillembourg, Curator and Art Consultant

     

    "Working with Camilla and her team was wonderful. Camilla created an exceptional art and evening experience that highlighted the penthouse at The Edition beautifully. The event over Art Basel Miami introduced a remarkable and diverse group of international influencers, collectors and real estate investors that matches the standards of One Sotheby’s and our properties."

     

    -Anna Sherrill, Regional Director of Sales: One Sotheby's

     

    "Working with Camilla was a pleasure. I explained my vision and then looked forward to her interpretation of that vision. The final work was far beyond my expectations and more breathtaking than I could ever have imagined! The thought process behind Camilla’s work, when explained, adds yet another dimension, and adds to the contemplative side of her more abstract pieces.

     

    Camilla’s pieces for the showhouse were just what was needs to breath new life into a historic space, but keep within Charles Deering’s vision of supporting local artists. They blend seamlessly into any interior design style and invite the viewer to linger in the room and consider the deeper meaning."

     

    -Elizabeth Ghia, Interior Designer

  • History

     

    SOLO EXHIBITS

    2020

    Jun 13-Aug 15: Solo exhibit at Coral Springs Museum of Art curated by Bruce Helander in Coral Springs, FL (Opening reception Jun 13)

    Feb 26: Solo exhibit with Paul Fisher Gallery in Palm Beach, FL

     

    2019

    Nov 29: Artist's Reception for Keys Kintsugi: Healing, Memory & Rebirth at Ocean Sotheby's Roberto Russell Galleries in Islamorada, FL

    Nov 6: A Night on the Via Bice in Palm Beach, FL

    Oct 4-Dec 30: Keys Kintsugi: Healing, Memory and Rebirth presented by Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty and curated by The Directed Art Modern at Roberto Russell Galleries in Islamorada, FL

    July 31: The Marseilles Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

     

    2017

    Flower Power: Exploring the Feminine and Inhale: Abstract Meditations

    The Penthouse @ The Edition

    Dec 3-7 Miami Art Week

     

    2015

    In Front of You

    Pollak Theater

    Monmouth University

    New Jersey

     

     

     

    GROUP EXHIBITS

    2019

    Dec 5-8: Art Basel Miami (Details coming soon!)

    Nov 30: Studio 1608 Season Opener with Adam Dolle in Palm Beach, FL

    Art Santa Fe in New Mexico

    Camilla Webster and Pasta Pantaleo

    Ocean Reef Art League

    Ocean Reef Club

    Jan 8th

    Curated by Sherri Harris

    Ocean Reef Art League

     

    2018

    The Spirit of South Florida

    Mercedes Benz

    Coral Gables

    Dec 4th 

    Curated by Jill Deupi

    Director of the Lowe Art Museum

    The Power of Her: Camilla Webster and Maria Christina Carbonell

    Ideobox Artspace curated by Tanya Brillembourg

    The Grand Salon: Reinterpreted

    The Deering Estate

    Miami April 15 -29

     

    2015

    Lose My Mind

    A Celebration of Consuelo Vanderbilt

    Costin at The Catherine Townhouse

    New York City

    New York June 23-29

     

    2014-2015

    Work in Progress

    Open Studios

    Mana Contemporary

    Jersey City. Monthly VIP reception and Preview

    Monthly Weekend Arts Celebration

     

    2014

    An Evening of the Arts

    Karis Art Gallery

    Hilton Head

    South Carolina for Island School Council of the Arts

    Sept 6-12

     

    2013

    Abstracts

    Curated by Pat Lipsky for the Art Students League

    Phyllis Harriman Gallery

    New York

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