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Kathleen Campbell

Kathleen Campbell

American

Active Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America, North America
From the artist website, November 2016:

Kathleen Campbell is an artist, writer and teacher. Her interests lie in the visual arts, art history and criticism. She has published articles in exposure, San Francisco Camerawork Quarterly, CEPA Journal, En Foco and Photo Metro. She has an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico and has taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She is a past board member of the Society for Photographic Education and has been Publications Chair and acting editor of exposure, a photographic journal.

Campbell's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Photography is her creative focus, but she often incorporates mixed media, such as hand-painted gelatin silver prints, sculpture or installations. She uses the detritus of popular culture: dime-store novelties, hubcaps, paper stars, old computers or glass plate negatives, as well as plants or other natural forms. Her work refers to the spiritual tradition in Western art in order to critique the materialistic and rationalistic attitudes of the West today, particularly their effect on the natural world. We are threatened with extinction by the underlying irrationality of the human species, yet we cling to a vision of ourselves as scientific rationalist and to the myth that we can control the force of nature.