Photo Credit: Jeremy Charles
Crystal Z Campbell – Oklahoma City, OK
Crystal Z Campbell is an interdisciplinary artist and writer of African-American, Filipino & Chinese descents. Campbell’s practice incorporates archival material and historical traces to question the politics of the witness. Recent works include investigations of Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cell line, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, and gentrification via a 35mm film relic salvaged from a now demolished black Civil Rights theater in Brooklyn.
Campbell is a former social worker and exhibits internationally: ICA Philadelphia (US), Artissima (IT), Studio Museum of Harlem (US), Project Row Houses (US), de Appel Arts Centre (NL), and SculptureCenter (US) amongst others. Selected honors include the MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan, Rijksakademie, Whitney Museum ISP, Smithsonian, Flaherty Film Seminar, and Yaddo. Campbell is a third-year Tulsa Artist Fellow and recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Award.