Louis Cameron was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA; lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He earned a B.F.A. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia.
Cameron works in painting and photography. His paintings are collages on canvas with patterned compositions. His diverse photography practice encompasses the creation of portraits and abstractions that engage the traditions Surrealism and Dada.
Cameron has had solo exhibitions and projects at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; The Kitchen, New York; The Armory Show, New York; and the Saint Louis Art Museum. He has also participated in group exhibitions in the United States and abroad at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom; Paris Photo, France; and the Dakar Biennial, Senegal. Cameron has participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at The Studio Museum in Harlem and been a Fellow in Painting with the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the International Center of Photography, New York; JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York; and the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Cameron has taught at Princeton University, Yale University, and Brooklyn College amongst other institutions.