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Cameron Shaw

Los Angeles, CA

Cameron Shaw is a writer, editor, and Executive Director of Pelican Bomb in New Orleans. Her work at Pelican Bomb has centered on developing platforms for diverse voices, particularly through publishing and exhibition-making. With the nonprofit’s sunset announcement in 2018, she is particularly interested in questions of healthy organizational lifespans and transitions. Her writing frequently engages with the legacy of African-American art and image practices since 1960, and has been widely published including in The New York Times, Art in America, and BOMB Magazine, as well as in books on Chris Ofili, Nick Cave, Tameka Norris, and other artists. Shaw was awarded a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing in 2009 and was selected for a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Art in America Arts Writing Fellowship in 2015. Recognized for her leadership in the arts, she has lectured and moderated panels on a range of topics including collaboration, translating theory to practice, rethinking organizational sustainability, and creative publishing strategies.