William Camargo (b.1989 Anaheim, CA)

Southern California/Chicago


Claremont Graduate University, Masters in Fine Art, 2020

California State University, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Creative Photography, 2014

Fullerton College, Associates in Photography, 2010

Solo Exhibitions

2017                  We Fed Them Cactus, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Gallery, Kenosha, WI

                          Hispanic Heritage Month, Toman Public Library, Chicago 

2015                  Urban Education , USC’s Department of Education, Los Angeles.

2014                  Photographs from the Happiest City on Earth, EXIT Gallery, Fullerton

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Message From the People, School of Visual Arts Project Space, New York(upcoming)

Efemira, Blue Roof Studios, South Los Angeles

Now Trending(Juried Exhibition), Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes

G.L.A.M.F.A 2019, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach

2018                  Nine Moments For Now, The Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art, Harvard

Duality, Mexican Cultural Center for Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles

Here Til’ Sunday, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont

The Strange Fields of This City, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago

                          Kinetic Energy, Zhou B Arts Center, Chicago

                          Intimate Encounters, Blanc Gallery, Chicago 

2017                  Standards Variance, Public Access(as La Mascara Collective), Chicago

                          Chicago Home Theater Festival, Albany Park, Chicago(Co-Produced with Yvette Mayorga aka La Mascara Collective)

                          The Subject Is Chicago: People, Places & Possibilities, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

                          Good Bokeh, H Gallery+Studios, Ventura

                          Invisble: Contemporary Minds of the Progressive, SAC Arts, Santa Ana

                          Herencia,Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery, Indianapolis

                          Future Now/Futuro Ahora, Loisaida Center, New York

2016                 Dia De Los Muertos,” Villarte, Chicago

                          Alternative Education, Artelitas, Chicago

                          Chicago Home Theater Festival, Chicago(as La MASCARA Collective)

2015                  Explorations, DNJ Gallery, Santa Monica.

                          Active Ingredients, Artelitas, Chicago


2019 Teaching Artist Fellowship, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

Friedman Award, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont Colleges

Summer Artist Residency, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

2018                  Teaching Artist Summit, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

                          National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Leadership Institute, San Antonio

                          HATCH Projects Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition

                          Young Cultural Steward Fellowship, Lead Teaching Artist, Little Village

                          Project Art's Teaching Artist Residency, Chicago, IL

2017                  ACRE Residency(Virginia Aberle Memorial Scholarship), Resident, Steuben, WI 

2016                   I.P.A, Best Portrait Photo

2015                   I.P.A, Finalist, Best Documentary Photography

                           New York Times Portfolio Review, Participant, New York


2019 Barrio Symposium, Makara Arts Center, Santa Ana

Outsider vs Insider, University of San Diego, San Diego

2018                  Art As Activism, Golden West College, Huntington Beach

National Museum of Mexican Art, Lead Teaching Artist( Solorio High School Academy), Chicago

                           National Museum of Mexican Art, Arts Integration Resident, Summit, IL

2017                   Mexican/American Narratives, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wisconsin

                           The Road to Identity, Cal State Long Beach Chicana/o Department, Long Beach

                            Intersectionality Critique Exchange: Voices From Standing Rock, Gallery 400, Chicago

                           A.C.R.E, The Haunting of the In Between Space: Tracing Future Memories, alongside Ximena Ayon, Silvia Gonzalez, Amanda Cortez and Michael De                                      Anda Muñiz, Chicago

 2016                    P.O.C Artist Space, The Evolution of Chicanx Art in Social/Political Times, In collaboration with Yvette Mayorga aka MASCARA Collective, Gallery 400


2018      Chris Reeves, "There Goes the Neighborhood: A Review of “The Strange Fields of This City” at the Chicago Artists Coalition, New City, 30 May 2018, web https://art.newcity.com/2018/05/30/there-goes-the-neighborhood-a-review-of-the-strange-fields-of-this-city-at-the-chicago-artists-coalition/

2017      Gonzalez, James Estrin and David. “Diversity in Photojournalism: 'Talk Is Cheap'.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 13 Sept. 2017,                                    https://nyti.ms/2xZozlY

              "Small." Museums Journal 2 (2017): n. pag. Print.

2016      "What Is Art?" Average Art Magazine . Print, UK

               Martin, Brian. "La Lucha Por El Barrio: A Conversation with Latin@ Artists On gentrification." Gozamos. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2016.

               Zavala, Antonio. "Mexican Photographer Works on Book about Immigrants' Contributions to U.S." El Universal. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2016.

              "William Camargo, Fotógrafo Y Orgullo Mexicano." Telemundo Chicago. Telemundo, n.d. Web.


2015     Alfaro, Lyanne. "Here's Why the City That Houses Disneyland Is Not 'The Happiest Place on Earth'" Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 08 Sept. 2015.

            "William Camargo." Despite The Illusion. Despite The Illusion, n.d. Web.

Private and Public Collections

Stevenson University

Reunion Chicago

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The Anhelo Project