Marylene Camacho is an artist whose practice revolves around issues of war. Primarily considering the perspective and existential experience of the common combat soldier, her work attempts to explore and redefine the artistic canon established on this subject by such luminaries as Francisco Goya, Robert Capa, Wilfred Owen and Erich Maria Remarque. Miss Camacho is interested in the universality of war and believes that it is an abstract condition in contemporary life. Noting the similarities of previous wars and current ones, in both imagery and written history, she believes that war transcends time and space.
Born in the Philippines, Miss Camacho immigrated to Los Angeles when she was 12 years old. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from California State University at Long Beach in 2005, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the California College of the Arts.