Emeritus Faculty, Fine Arts
Adjunct Associate Professor, Fine Arts

MFA, Mills College
BFA, Philadelphia College of Art

Contact Info

Emeritus Faculty
Fine Arts

Anderson Hall 4th floor

Mark Campbell received his first full-time appointment at UArts in fall 1999, when he taught time-based and three-dimensional media. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Art with previous academic appointments including: dean, College of Art, Media and Design; director, School of Art; and co-chair, Foundation program. Prior to UArts, Mark taught in the Visual Studies program at Drexel University, Philadelphia.


Mark Campbell is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in three-dimensional media and photography. He earned a BFA from University of the Arts and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California, both in sculpture. Campbell was a founding member of Bricolage, an experimental theater collective based in Philadelphia and New York. For more than 25 years, his works have referenced urban and landscape theory, with contents and forms derived from the built environment and the interface of constructed and natural systems. 


  • Some of Campbell’s exhibitions include
  • Suburban Escape - The Art of California Sprawl: San Jose Museum of Art; 
  • Beijing Biennial: The National Museum of Art, China;
  • Situated Realities: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and the Art Center in Pasadena, California;
  • Treasure Island: Locks Gallery, Philadelphia; and 
  • Biennial 2000: The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington. 

Additional exhibition and performance venues include

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; 
  • Center of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; 
  • DUMBO Center for the Arts, Brooklyn, New York; and
  • Oscar Friedl Gallery, Chicago. 

Explore Mark Campbell’s website. 

Awards & Accolades

  • Campbell has received the following grants.
  • Two Pennsylvania Council On The Arts fellowships
  • a National Endowment For the Arts Project Grant 
  • two Pew Fellowship Discipline Awards

His recent lectures and presentations include

  • “Dewey and Neo-Confucianism – A Comparative Study and Art and Social Value” at Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin China; 
  • “Naïve Direct Realism and the Case for Visual Studies,” delivered at Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago;
  • “Art As Social Practice,” delivered at the 2017 Beijing International Art Biennial, Beijing, China; and 
  • the Making And Materiality panel, a visual studies symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.