Edison Ilan - Artist | Writer | Philosopher | Coder
  • Names I've worked under: Allen Campbell, Al Campbell, Christopher Campbell, Christopher King, Triad, Bella M. Caplen, Gunner Valentine, Edison Ilan
  • 94 Awarded Mastadon State Park Art Scholarship
  • 94-95 Attended Jefferson College - several group shows
  • 95 Dropped out
  • 96 - 99 Began first attempt at art career (under birth name Allen Campbell - variations: Al Campbell, Christopher Campbell, Christopher King).
  • Colored Pencil Society of America 96 and 97?
  • drove art to Chicago, where they told me to find a certain packaging company who would package it for free and send it to the show... in Chicago. Months later, they mailed it to me demanding COD - it lived forever at the post office.
  • Many group shows - mostly St. Louis
  • Colored pencil portraits for a year
  • 99 Aug 3rd (my birthday) was awarded best in show for a series of experimental photographs - spent the evening drinking a bottle of wine with a good friend next to the river. Quit my art career.
  • 2000-2003 Explored the world and my mind
  • 2003-2005 Began painting for the first time. Searched for two years - found the abstract.
  • 2005-2008 Showed extensively at St. Louis Artist's Guild (under alias, Triad). Despised juried exhibitions - eventually.
  • 2009 Quit painting for a year.
  • 2010 Began painting for the first time with acrylics (under the current alias, Edison Ilan) - introduced subjects. A swift run through social media - grew tired of its swiftness.
  • 2011 to present - focus on private buyers
  • Currently - My name is Edison Ilan. I am a writer looking to sell some paintings.