b. Port Jefferson, NY
lives and works in New York, NY
and Madison, WI
anna [dot] campbell [at] wisc [dot] edu
Campbell and another foundry worker pour bronze into ingot molds.
Campbell with crossed arms in blue suit jacket at Chelsea Piers in N Y C
Photograph by Lola Flash
for the 2019 Queer|Art
Community Portrait Project
Anna Campbell’s sculptures, installations, and ephemera mine history and queer desire, repurposing otherwise stable signifiers of gender and heteronormativity.  

Campbell’s most recent solo exhibit, Dress Rehearsal for a Dream Sequence, on view at Participant, Inc in New York in 2022, was listed as an Artforum Must-See, featured in a Brooklyn Rail New Social Environment talk with Ksenia Soboleva, and reviewed in the New Art Examiner.  Her exhibition record includes solo exhibits at BOSI Contemporary in New York, Tractionarts in LA, and the Window Into Houston at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas, as well as group exhibits at Seoul National University of Science and Technology in South Korea, AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, Gallery 400 in Chicago, and the Green Gallery at Yale.

Campbell’s work has been featured in Queer Holdings: A Survey of the Leslie-Lohman Collection (Hirmer, 2019) as well as in the Advocate.com, Hyperallergic, GQ.com, the Chicago Reader, and in “Hip openers: on the visuals of gendering athleticism” by Erica Rand, published in Queer Difficulties in Verse and Visual Culture, edited by Jongwoo Jeremy Kim & Christopher Reed (Routledge, 2017.) She has been in residence at FIAR (Fire Island Artist Residency), ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Ox-Bow, the Vermont Studio Center, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. 

Campbell’s work is in the collections of numerous universities as well as the Leslie Lohman Museum, the MoMA Library, the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and her site-specific, bronze sculpture is permanently installed at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn.

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