Local Artist In Residence
Since 1975, Clayton Campbell has been a cultural producer who works as a visual artist, arts administrator, arts writer, and consultant. He served as the Co-Executive Director and then Artistic Director of 18th Street Arts Center from 1996 to 2010. He is the founder of Campbell Consultants Group, (Website) whose clients are philanthropic foundations and arts organizations developing cultural exchange programs.Among other series of artworks, his well-known participatory project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, has been exhibited at Unit 24 Gallery, London; the Museum of Mobile, Alabama; the Nam Jun Paik Art Center, South Korea; the Aaran Gallery in Tehran; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Barrick Art Museum, University of Nevada Las Vegas; the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris; the WYSPA Institute for Art, Gdansk Poland; the International Center of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; the Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing; the University of Capetown, South Africa. In 2005, the Words project was the first American artist’s exhibit since the Balkan wars to tour museums in Croatia. Other new photographic series, including the fictional tableaux photographs ‘Wild Kingdom’, were shown locally at Coagula Curatorial Gallery and favorably reviewed by Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times and Lisa Derrick of the Huffington Post.
In 2002, he was awarded the distinction of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for his contributions to international cultural exchange.