Local Artist In Residence
Clayton Campbell, sometimes described as a cultural producer, wears the hat of visual artist, arts administrator, arts writer, program designer and arts consultant. He is the former Co-Executive Director and Artistic Director of 18th Street Arts Center from 1996 to 2010; Artist Residency Advisor to United States Artists; President of the International Association of Residential Arts Centres; and the first Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. He is active working on behalf of creative communities through claytoncampbellconsulting.com. His current projects include work for Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA; Otis College of Art and Design; and Little Tokyo Service Center.
A life time time practicing artist, his 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, Romania; the Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing; and 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 series, such as the fictional tableaux photographs ‘Wild Kingdom’, were shown locally at Coagula Curatorial Gallery and favorably reviewed by Christopher Knight of the LA Times and Lisa Derrick of the Huffington Post. He has received a Residency Fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In 2003 was awarded the distinction of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.