Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Susan Goethel Campbell

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Huntington Woods, MI
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Susan Goethel Campbell is multi-disciplinary artist with a foundation in printmaking. Her process-based work and research considers the dynamic qualities of the built environment to include periods of growth, dormancy, and decay. Central to Campbell’s practice are questions concerning the integration and erasure of human agency over broader global systems. Her work is realized in several formats, including prints, drawings, photographs, video, and installation.

Campbell’s work has been exhibited internationally in Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Slovenia, and throughout the United States. Her works are in the collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Michigan Special Collections Library.

Campbell was awarded a Kresge Fellowship, and grants from the Three Rivers Arts Council and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Campbell has been awarded residencies at the Banff Center for the Arts, Frans Masereel Centrum, Jentel Foundation, and the Print Research Center at the University of North Texas.

Campbell is represented by David Klein Gallery in Detroit, Aspinwall Editions in Hudson, NY, and Galerie Tom Blaess in Bern, Switzerland.

At MacDowell, she worked on a series of paper textiles for a solo exhibition, Garden Repairs, at the University of Michigan's Institute for the Humanities, in group exhibitions at the Center for Visual Arts at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and at David Klein Gallery in Detroit.

Portrait by Tim Thayer

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Garden Repairs (Solo Exhibition)



Susan Goethel Campbell worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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