Camilla Huey: Artist
Camilla Huey is an artist and couturier that lives and works in New York City. Her theatrical work in opera and ballet includes “The Flies: A Musical Phantasmagoria” with Ilya Kabakov and “Four Saints In Three Acts” with Robert Wilson and Francesco Clemente at The Houston Grand Opera and “Where The Wild Things Are”, a ballet with Maurice Sendak and Princeton Ballet, her debut work at The Metropolitan Opera was for Rusalka. She has ongoing couture rapport with up and coming sopranos and mezzos such as Jennifer Johnson-Cano and Rebecca Ringle at the Metropolitan Opera. She is looking forward to working with Alice Shields on the upcoming Komachi on The Path of Clouds opera.
Some of the films she has designed costumes for are The Guru, Day on Fire and Issaquena. Huey has created props and costumes for: Love Affair, Blood & Wine, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Birdcage, Mighty Aphrodite, Sabrina, Broken Arrow, Money Train, Dead Man Walking, To Wong Foo with Love, Julie Newmar, Batman Forever, Lolita, Last Dance, Blue in the Face, Proprietors, Twelve Monkeys, Devil’s Own, City Hall, Jefferson in Paris, Harriet the Spy, The Pallbearer’s, Diabolique, Ice Storm, The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, Gingerbreadman, The Mirror has Two Faces, Devil’s Advocate among others. Camilla Huey is an active member of The Local 829 Scenic Artist's Union IATSE as a Costume Designer.
Schooled in architecture and painting, Huey was invited by Ettore Sottsass to exhibit her textile designs in “Memphis in Memphis” at The Brooks Museum of Art. The first exhibition of Memphis Furniture designs in the US. Huey has realized couture for Adele, Janet & Michael Jackson, JLo, Katy Perry & Oprah among others. She has created costumes for films, music videos, theatre, opera, ballet, advertising, editorial and performance. Chosen as one of 12 designers worldwide, her design was featured in the Absolut “Ephemera” Calendar 2000.
Huey creates works of historic personification as a form of portraiture and has exhibited at The Morris-Jumel Mansion, Wave Hill, The Bard Graduate Center, Brooks Museum and The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Brulatour Mansion in Prospect 2. Her upcoming exhibitions are Dig Dyckman at The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding at Ashland: The Henry Clay Memorial, Lexington, Kentucky. Her film, entitled The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding, was screened at the Women & Fashion Film Fest, The Miami Independent Film Festival, The New York International Film Festival, received an Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Film Festival and on May 10, 2016 will be screened at the NICE international Film Festival. She speaks on The History of Silhouette in Fashion and Costume and The Social Circles of Revolution.
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding,
The Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum with The New York City Historic House Trust, New York City
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Tandem Pursuits, Armor & Ichthyology, Wave Hill, New York City
2012 Open House New York, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York City
2011 Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, Bard Graduate Center Auction, New York City
2011 The Goddess Fortuna, Prospect.2, in collaboration with Dawn DeDeaux, New Orleans
1984 Memphis in Memphis, Brooks Art Museum, collaboration with Ettore Sottsass, Memphis
2008 The Life Ball, “Queen of The Life Ball”, Amanda Lepore, Vienna, Austria
2000 Absolute Vodka Millennium “Ephemera” Calendar, Guzman Photography, New York
1996 Houston Opera, “Four Saints In Three Acts” Robert Wilson & Francesco Clemente
1996 “Where the Wild Things Are” in collaboration with Maurice Sendak, Princeton Rep Ballet
1994 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), "The Flies: A Musical Phantasmagoria,"
composer Vladimir Tarasov, libretto, costumes and stage design by Ilya Kabakov, Brooklyn, New York
BFA, Painting and Textile Design, Memphis Academy of Arts, Memphis
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