Cameron Gainer (b. 1973) is a visual artist making work in a diverse range of media. He is the Publisher and
Executive Editor of The Third Rail a nonprofit publication devoted to a discussion of modern
and contemporary art, politics, philosophy, and culture. Gainer is also the Artistic Director of co.
(company projects) an itinerant artist run project space that presents exhibitions, performance,
artists’ books, and screenings.
He has had solo museum exhibitions at The New Temporary
Contemporary at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and the Museum of
Contemporary Art at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Group exhibitions include
“Spectators, Rendered and Regulated” at Koenig and Clinton Gallery New York, New York;
“Midnight Party” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; “The Paranoia of Time” at Carter &
Citizen Gallery, Los Angeles; “Portal” at McClain Gallery, Houston. Awards and fellowships
include a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner grant, James L. McKnight
Fellowship, and a Jerome Foundation grant for research.
Headshot credit: Julia Sherman, "salad for president"