Cameron Kaseberg has been involved in the creative and artistic world in one aspect or another for as long as he can remember. He took classes at the University of Minnesota and spent time as staff photographer for Lewis and Clark College’s newspaper. After Lewis and Clark College and the University of Minnesota, he found his place at Portland State University. While studying for a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, Cameron discovered the solvent transfer process in a drawing class. This was a new way of combining his background in photographic imagery with his desire for artistic expression.
Over the years, Cameron played with the process, exploring the medium in his free time while briefly exhibiting in small Portland venues. Life’s twists and turns led him back to his roots where he again focused on his artwork, and in 2005 he began sharing his work publicly again. In 2009 Cameron moved to Central Oregon and was invited to join a professional artists' group in Bend, the High Desert Art League. That same year Cameron was appointed to the Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places. After a few years on the art festival circuit, Cameron gained an inside view of the art show world by joining the board of directors for Art in the High Desert, Bend’s nationally recognized fine art show in the Old Mill District.
The solvent transfer process involves moving inks and images from one surface to another. By chemically dissolving magazine inks and transferring them to new surfaces in combination with his own photographic and graphically based imagery, Cameron creates artwork that can be both dramatic and whimsical. Much as a photographer can manipulate the camera image in many ways, the solvent transfer can be changed, arranged, composed and continually altered to express the artist's aims.
Cameron was recently featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat. He continues to exhibit in Pacific Northwest galleries and travels the West Coast exhibiting and selling his solvent transfer work at juried fine art festivals. His work can be found in collections across North America and Europe. To learn more about Cameron’s work, go here.