Camps is interested in urbanism, transitional spaces, and change.
She asks: how do our cities - our built environments - affect how we think, feel, and behave? Her work is informed by the concept of embodied cognition: how we perceive the world around us with all of our senses and how we process that information, consciously, and unconsciously.
Exploring the interplay between people and urban space, she aims to infuse her work with a sense of transience and ambiguity. People and cities are in continual states of flux.
MaryAnn Camps is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-based visual artist. Following a career as a graphic designer, she began painting full time in 2005. Since 2016, her practice has had a photo-based focus. Her work is held in private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and South America.