Clayton Campbell

Clayton Campbell is a cultural producer, having worked since 1976 as a visual artist, curator, administrator, fundraiser, consultant, and writer. His most recent project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, has been exhibited at venues around the world including Unit 24 Gallery, London; the Aaran Gallery in Tehran; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Barrick Art Museum, University of Nevada Las Vegas; the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris; Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing; and the University of Capetown, South Africa. “Wild Kingdom,” his exhibit of photographs and videos commenting on social media, opens this July 18 at Coagula Curatorial in Los Angeles.   Between 1995–2010 he was the Co-Director of the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica; Advisor to the Joan Mitchel Center in New Orleans; and Arts Consultant to the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, the Cleveland Foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation, and United States Artists. He is the founder of Campbell Consultants Group. He is widely published, and is a longtime contributor to Flash Art Magazine, Contemporary Magazine, After Image, and locally to Artvoices and Artillery.


The recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Campbell has received research grants from the British Council, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding; a Durfee Foundation Fellowship; a MacDowell Colony Fellowship; and an artist in residence award at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In 2002 he was awarded the distinction of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for his contributions as an artist to the field of international cultural exchange.