Camille Eskell (b. 1954; Queens, New York) is a mixed media artist whose work deals with psychological states and gender issues through several related series. As a first-generation American and the youngest of three daughters from a turbulent Iraqi-Jewish family from Bombay (Mumbai), she turned to examining her cultural history and familial heritage, to root out the influences, embedded patriarchal systems and inequitable gendered traditions that perpetuate over generations. In her ongoing series, The Fez as Storyteller, a group of mixed-media sculptures and two-dimensional works, the artist tackles the impact of these beliefs and perceptions and their social and psychological legacy through a feminist lens.
Eskell exhibits her work extensively in solo and group shows throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Hudson River Museum (NY), Chrysler Museum of Art (VA), the Housatonic Museum of Art (CT) and the Islip Art Museum (NY). She received the 2018 Artist Fellowship Excellence award from the CT Office of the Arts, adding to those from the NY Foundation for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts respectively. She has received reviews and features in numerous publications, such as The New York Times, CT Post, The Hartford Courant, Art New England, and the Huffington Post, and online journals Art Spiel, Posit 19 and Ante Mag. Residencies include Weir Farm/National Historic site and the Vermont Studio Center. The artist holds an MFA from Queens College/City University of New York; she lives and works in Norwalk, CT.