Colin Campbell (artist)

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Not to be confused with American Impressionist painter Colin Campbell Cooper.

Colin Campbell (1942–2001) was a pioneer Canadian video artist.


Colin Campbell was born in Reston, Manitoba, 1942. Based in Toronto since 1973, Campbell produced over 45 tapes. He received his BFA from the University of Manitoba (Gold Medal) and his MFA from Claremont Graduate School, California. Campbell's first academic position was at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, the subject of his video Sackville, I'm Yours.

Campbell saw himself as bisexual and bigendered.[1]

Colin Campbell died on October 31, 2001, in Toronto.


Campbell's work has been exhibited internationally since the mid-1970s, including the 1980 Venice Biennale. In 1990 the Winnipeg Art Gallery organized a national touring retrospective of his videotapes (1972–90). His first film, Skin, premiered at the Festival of Festivals (Toronto International Film Festival) in 1991.

Select videography[edit]

  • Sackville, I'm Yours (1972)
  • Janus (1973)
  • Woman From Malibou (1976)
  • Modern Love (1978)
  • Bad Girls (1980)
  • White Money (1983)
  • The Woman Who Went too Far (1984)
  • Bennies from Heaven (1986)
  • No Voice Over (1986)
  • Black and Light (1987)
  • Fiddle Faddle (1988)
  • Rendez-vous (1991)
  • Invention (1993)


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