Crystal Z Campbell

Guest Artist

Crystal Z Campbell is a 2021–22 UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar, multidisciplinary artist, experimental filmmaker, and writer of Black, Filipino, and Chinese descents. A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, Campbell finds complexity in public secrets—fragments of information that are known by many but remain undertold or unspoken. Their archive-driven work in film/video, performance, installation, sound, painting, and text has been exhibited at the Drawing Center, Nest, ICA Philadelphia, Bemis, Studio Museum of Harlem, SculptureCenter, and SFMOMA, among others. They have been the recipient of such awards and fellowships as the Pollock-Krasner Award, MAP Fund, MacDowell, Skowhegan, Rijksakademie, Whitney ISP, Franklin Furnace, Flaherty Film Seminar, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and UNDO Fellowship. Campbell’s writing has been featured in World Literature Today, Monday Journal, GARAGE, and Hyperallergic. Campbell was a Harvard Radcliffe-Film Study Center/David and Roberta Logie Fellow in 2020–21 and is founder of the virtual programming platform archiveacts.com.

Photo of Crystal Z Campbell. Taken by Melissa Lukenbaugh.