Artist, educator and advocate, Calder Kamin’s art sparks an opportunity to make better choices for the environment and participate in the greater good by transforming waste materials and her audiences through education. Nature’s ability to endlessly reuse and adapt inspires her to eliminate waste and reimagine it as art. She has a background in art administration, higher education and city government providing professional development for artists. She is the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the San Antonio DoSeum and the Artist Liaison for City of Austin Small Business Program.
Calder Kamin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. Kamin was the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art Truck Artist and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Beach Museum of Art. She was one of 102 national artists to be selected for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s exhibition “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now”. Kamin was a mentor for the Contemporary Austin Teen Artist + Mentor Program 2015 and 2017 Crit Group member. She has returned home to Austin, Texas. Her solo exhibition Plastic Planet at Women & Their Work was supported by a Mid-America Arts Alliance 2017 Artistic Innovations Grant. Kamin’s work is featured in a full episode of season 8 of KLRU’s Arts In Context. In 2017, the Plastic Planet and The Neocortex Classroom traveled to cities considering a plastic bag ban, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Galveston Arts Center.