From 1994 to 2009, the poet Lauren Camp focused her creative energies in the realm of visual art.
Her solo exhibit, “The Fabric of Jazz: A Tribute to the Genius of American Music,” traveled to museums in ten cities from 2004 to 2007, including gigs at the American Jazz Museum and the Delta Blues Museum.
Other solo exhibits include “Flinch: A Study of Your Self” at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and two retrospectives at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley, Colorado.
Images of her artwork have appeared on the book cover for Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature by Sascha Feinstein and on magazine covers for Brilliant Corners and World Watch. In addition, giclée prints from “The Fabric of Jazz” were used as set decoration for the Sony Pictures release “Reign Over Me.”
Among many important group exhibitions, she took part in the invitational Fiber Art Biennial in Chieri, Italy; “Meander,” an exhibit of works about the Santa Fe River at the Santa Fe (NM) Community Gallery; and a human rights survey exhibit entitled “Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear.”
Her artwork is in the permanent collections of The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma; St. Vincent Children’s Hospital of Indiana; and the United States Embassies in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and Bamako, Mali, among other public institutions. She has created large-scale, community-based commissions for the Jesus Rodarte Cultural Center (Greeley, Colorado) and Kaiser Permanente Hospital (Panorama City, California).