Crystal Z Campbell is a U.S. artist of African-American, Filipino and Chinese descent raised in Oklahoma. Campbell's work in 16 mm film, sound, performance, sculpture, drawing and photography are excavations of unsettled historical narratives. Henrietta Lacks' immortal cell line and the failed multicultural utopia of Jonestown are recent examples of Campbell's investigations. Operating between minimalism, abstraction and selective figuration, Campbell seeks to understand the parameters of civility.
A former social worker and graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, her works have exhibited internationally at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Philadelphia, Fondazione Ratti, Studio Museum of Harlem, Children's Museum of San Diego, Project Row Houses and de Appel Arts Centre among others.
Campbell completed the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten in 2013 and was Van Lier Fellow at Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program and a Sommerakademie fellow at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Currently, Campbell is a Mondriaan Fellow at the Europees Keramisch Centrum (EKWC) in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. Campbell lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and will be a Tulsa Artist Fellow in 2016.
Dr. Natalie Maria Roncone (Director)