Susan Goethel Campbell has been named the Visiting Artist-in-Residence of the Academy’s Print Media department. Campbell will serve a two-year term, acting as the department head for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.
The search for a permanent Print Media Artist-in-Residence will resume in the fall. Randy Bolton, the Academy’s Print Media Artist-in-Residence since 2002, announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-16 academic year.
Susan Goethel Campbell creates multi-disciplinary work that considers the contemporary landscape to be an emergent system where nature, culture and the engineered environment are indistinguishable from one another. Central to her practice is the collection, documentation and observation of seasonal change and ephemera in both natural and artificial environments. Her work is realized in several formats, including installation, video, prints and drawings, as well as projects that engage communities to look at local and global environments.
Campbell earned an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Slovenia and nationally throughout the US, including, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Queens Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Drawing Center, and The International Print Center New York. In 2009 she was one of 18 artists selected for the inaugural Kresge Artist Fellowship.
Campbell has been awarded residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Flemish Center for Graphic Arts, the Jentel Foundation, Beisinghoff Print residency and the Print Research Institute of North Texas. She taught studio art for 15 years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and has been a visiting artist in numerous institutions in the United States and abroad. Her work is in the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Michigan Special Collections Library. She is represented by the David Klein Gallery, Detroit and Galerie Tom Blaess in Bern, Switzerland where she will have up coming exhibitions in late 2016 and 2017.