Camilla Carper

PHOTO BY Natalie Ivis
Camilla Carper is a fashion designer with a horrible business model. They have an interdisciplinary practice containing sculpture, installation, film, performance, writing, fashion, and clothing. They recently graduated Yale School of Art with an MFA in Sculpture, and hold a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design.

They are committed to always being in a state of change, continually deteriorating, and building upon themselves. They utilize objects at hand to trace routines, accumulate information, and create records of experience. Carper is often living in a dressing project, where a strict set of rules dictates how to wear clothing, consequently influencing how they socially interact. It's often difficult to distinguish the boundaries between their life and work.

When Carper occupies space to display their practice, they hope to establish networks, share, and distribute material: a lending library, a conversation, a fashion show. A moment to pause, just long enough, to feel the patterns circulating in material culture, their family history, love life, and body.



Born 1990, Sacramento, California
Lives in Brooklyn, New York


2023 -  MFA, Yale School of Art, Sculpture, New Haven CT

2012 - BFA, Parsons School of Design, Integrated Design Fashion, New York, NY


2024 - Pratt Manhattan Gallery, The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion, New York, NY

2024 - Tutu Gallery, Tu! Gift, Tu! Take, Brooklyn, NY

2023 - LRCHQEV, Inside Out Closet, New York, NY

2023 - Yve Yang, Bodies Reciprocal Motions, New York, NY

2023 - Yale School of Art, YRABCSs Sculpture MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Haven, CT

2022 - Yale School of Art, A Prologue to Somewhere, New Haven, CT

2022 - New Collectors Gallery, Action, New York, NY

2021 - Yale School of Art, Action Required, New Haven, CT

2021 - Harawik Gallery, Jumper, New York, NY

2020 - Warehouse, The Face Mask Series, Amsterdam, NL

2019 - Karma International, On Loan: Collection Center, Los Angeles, CA

2019 - Teen Vogue, Generation Next NYFW showcase, New York, NY

2019 - Murmurs Gallery, Power Dressing, Los Angeles, CA

2019 - The Community, Salon De Normandy, Paris, France

2019 - Museum of History & Industry, Seattle/Style          Fashion/Function, Seattle, WA

2018 - Bellevue Arts Museum, FEMAIL: AMPM 2.O, Bellevue, WA

2018 - The Epsten Gallery, Halve: Garments in Their Middle, Kansas City, MO

2018 - Sade Gallery, Real Time//OFFline, Los Angeles, CA

2017 - Out of Sight, FEMAIL: AMPM 1.0, Seattle, WA

2017 - University of Washington, Strange Coupling, Seattle, WA

2016 - Seattle Art Museum, Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, Seattle, WA

2015 - B4BEL4B Gallery, Fashion Baptism: Laundromat Revival, Oakland, CA

2012 - Whitney Museum of Art, There We Will Be Buried, New York, NY


2023 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies Flags Award, Yale University,  New Haven, CT  

2022-2023  - Center for Collaborative Arts and Media Studio Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven CT

2020 - Hole in the Walls, Feedback Residency, Remote

2019 -  AZ West, Work Trade Residency, Joshua Tree, CA


2022 - Ohio State University, lecture, Columbus, OH

2020 - Smithsonian Design Museum Cooper Hewitt, lecture, New York, NY

2019 - Smithsonian National Postal Museum, lecture/workshop, Washington DC

2019 - Parsons School of Design, lecture, New York, NY

2019 - University of California Berkeley, lecture, Berkeley, CA

2018 - Kansas Art Institute, lecture, Kansas City MO

2018 - Bellevue Arts Museum, lecture / workshop, Bellevue, WA


City Arts & Lectures for NPR, Femail the Art of Sustainable Fashion - April 29, 2020

Pantone The Viewpoint Colour Magazine “The Color Curators'' - Issue 07 Prelove. December 17, 2019

Teen Vogue “Camilla Carper is the Designer Letting People Dress Them” August 22, 2019

Coveal Magazine “People: Camilla Carper” February 01 2018

Interview Magazine “Femail is the Cool Fashion Label” January 24, 2018