Photo Credit: Jeremy Charles
Crystal Z Campbell – Oklahoma City, OK
Crystal Z Campbell is a US artist of African-American, Filipino and Chinese descents, raised in Oklahoma. Campbell’s work in 16mm film, sound, performance, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and community projects are poetic excavations of unsettled historical narratives ranging from Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cells to Jonestown Tragedy. Operating between minimalism, abstraction and selective figuration, Campbell uses art as a tool for agency, time-travel and interdisciplinary research.
Campbell’s works have exhibited internationally. Honors and awards include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten’ Van Lier Fellowship at Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program; Sommerakademie Fellowship at Zentrum Paul Klee’ Mondriaan Fellowship; Europees Keramisch Centrum (EKWC); and a recent residency at Marfa Contemporary.