Camille Billops (1933- ) is an artist. Born into a family of hard working aspirational individuals, she learned to use her creativity to express the breadth and depth of her unique vision. In a career that has encompassed five plus decades, she has been fearless. As a black female artist, Billops came into her own within the converging contexts of the 1960s civil and human rights struggles, New York’s emerging black artists movement, and her personal struggles for affirmation. Her work can be best understood as autobiographical, interpretive, and challenging. Without apology, she has successfully drawn from her life experiences, her education, and her observations of the world around her to carve out a space for her voice to be heard.