Cameron Kaller Hirigoyen was born in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in 1965. Having grown up both next to the sea and in close association with the original “Friends of Photography,” her love of visual composition grew exponentially. Throughout her life, Cameron has always been fascinated by the sentiment behind an image and sought to represent the world through an idealized perspective. Initially drawn to photography, this interest was further cultivated during her youth with local icons such as Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock and Edward Weston serving as first-hand inspiration.
Her affinity for pictorial chronicles broadened while traveling the globe in the mid-80’s as a photojournalist after earning her degree at Stanford University in Political Science and Chinese Language. Cameron delved further into photography stateside, by serving as a Marketing Director at The Ansel Adams Center for Photography in the SOMA region of San Francisco.
Photographic images are only part of the narrative, however. She uses the practice of incorporating film negatives, language and other nostalgic mementos in the painted canvas to provoke the conveyance of a “picture perfect” vibration. Her approach is to create an exchange between the artist and the ephemeral nature of our most abstract reminiscences. Cameron feels that the balance between our emotional equipoise and the gravity of paint on canvas opens up many opportunities.
Cameron has also specialized in the Food & Wine Industry, being married to renowned Basque chef Gerald Hirigoyen for 25 years, and often brings a spirited celebration of taste and texture to many of her works on canvas.
As one of the artists featured in Restoration Hardware’s Modern Spring Catalog, she was recently asked to exhibit her work at the Montage Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Cameron lives and works in Marin County, California, surrounded by water and her two French Bulldogs.
Cameron Kaller Hirigoyen
Marin County, California