Naomi Campbell's work is a collusion between art and science. Based on nature's sculptured forms Campbell "introduces new definitions of the organic and the synthetic through fragmented objects and hybridized systems, that follow the concepts and connotations of natural systems. As an interdisciplinary artist, she has also pioneered new directions in three-dimensional stained glass and watercolor. Acting as a potent, visually arresting mnemonics, Campbell’s installations and sculptures harness the physics of light, space, time and perception to reveal the insidious effects of human interference in natural processes.” - Jonathan Goodman Sculpture magazine December 2017.
Her recent work with Columbia University’s neuroscience lab and its studies with genetic engineering has helped her expand her ongoing investigation into the role of perception in engineering our food and the concerns surrounding global food crisis and sustainability.
"I am always looking for something more to be said, something that points to dialogue and questions where we are."
Naomi Campbell (b. Montréal, Canada), a graduate of Collége de Champlain, Quebec, studied at the University of Guelph, Ontario and the School of Visual Arts, NY and a graduate in painting and in printmaking at The Art Students League of New York, NY where she is a faculty instructor of the contemporary figure in watercolor since 2007. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn.
Permanent public collections holding Campbell’s work include: MTA Art and Design Bronx Zoo subway station, the City of New York; the City of Irving, Texas; the City of Geochang, South Korea; the New York Public Library; the New York State Museum, NY and the Trenton City Museum, New Jersey. Her many commissions include work for the MTA Art and Design, NY, S.W.I.F.T. Pan-Americas (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications Pan-Americas) corporate headquarters in Times Square; Maimonides Hospital, New York City; the ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals design of Humane Award), New York City and Florida; and LIA (London International Advertising, redesigned Top Award), New York City and London, UK.
Campbell’s work has in addition been included in almost two hundred national and international exhibitions in museums and galleries. She has been awarded four Honorary Signature Memberships and has received four Gold Medals of Honor for her work in national juried exhibitions. She has lectured at many prominent art organizations and colleges in the United States and has also contributed to art journals and magazines. She has been featured in numerous art magazines and art journals, and over twenty book publications including: Sculpture Magazine, the Brooklyn Rail, the Huffington Post, Artefuse, Painting Lessons from the Art Students League of NY and New York’s Underground Art Museum.