Vicki “Vickers” Campos-Hamilton was born in Carmel, California. Vicki has always been creative, excelling in all of her art classes. She was raised orally until she discovered ASL in college. At CSUN, she received her BA in Deaf Studies with an emphasis on Human Services in 1988. She moved to NYC and worked at New York Society for the Deaf as a case manager then a substance abuse counselor. She then went back to school and received her MA at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2001. She taught pre-K to 12th grade at NYC Dept of Education then at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf on Long Island. At that time, her mother became terminally ill. After she passed away, Vicki realized how short life is and decided to pursue her passion, which is sculpture and painting. Her mother had always encouraged her to go into the arts. At the same time, she opened a small business, Eaffers and Max, on Etsy, from home making and selling glass dome jewelry and magnets using her digitally created art. In her business, she is now branching out into graphic design. She currently resides in Rochester, NY with her wife, teenage son, a Portie and a guinea pig.
Vicki Campos-Hamilton started out with clay sculpture and now has moved into painting with acrylic on canvas. Painting allows her to express different ideas and thoughts that are important to her, particularly the Deaf experience, either to inspire or provoke viewers. She is currently going through a phase of incorporating vibrant colors and stripes into her painting.
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