Chatenay-Malabry (la vallée aux loups) born, Philly raised, Chicago-based artist Cam Beltran has spent the last decade exploring the relationship with their bodymind, family, and the systems fostering these interactions. Cam has digested these interactions through the destruction and reconstruction of their body and loved ones.
Cam is currently a third year graduate student in the Art Therapy program at SAIC providing counseling services to survivors of domestic violence and their families. They work with a variety of materials to unpack the pervasiveness of oppressive systems in their own lived experiences using writing, interactive performance, video, painting, and aquaponics. The works on this website are primarily visual works that Cam has recorded through their process of reflection. Cam continues to write and work in digital art to expand accessibility and their creativity.
Their goal is to continue challenging the systems they work in through educating and collectively reimagining a liberatory future.
2018 Halloween, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2017 New Directions, Barrett Art Center/DCAA, Poughkeepsie NY
2016 Portrait, ArtAscent Magazine
2016 Art for Social Change: Behind the Wall exhibition, Oak Park Art League, Chicago IL
2016 Wild, ArtAscent Magazine
2016 Creature Comforts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2015 Home is Where..., Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
2014 Behold the Blossom, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2013 All Creatures, Beauty Art Gallery, Newtown Square, PA
2018 Art Walk, Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown PA
2017 American Theater Company, Chicago IL
2016 ANALOG RAM, The Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL
2016 SAIC BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL
2015 Now Show, Flatiron Arts Building, Chicago, IL
2018 - 2021 Masters of Art in Art Therapy
(In progress) School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BFA - Painting, Writing, and Performance
2014 - 2017 School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012 - 2014 Delaware County Community College, Media, PA