peter campus

Born in 1937 in New York City, peter campus is a seminal artist in the canons of new media and video art. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology from Ohio State University in 1960, he studied at The City College Film Institute and participated in the experimental workshops at Boston’s famous WGBH-TV. In 1975, campus received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1976, he was awarded the National Endowment for the Art Fellowship. His work has been exhibited extensively with solo shows at the Jeu de Paume (Paris), CAAC (Seville), The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY), Culturgest (Lisbon), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Kunsthalle Bremen (Germany), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), The Power Plant (Toronto), Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Mexico City), The High Museum (GA), and University of Michigan Museum of Art (MI),


campus is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY), Parrish Art Museum (NY), Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin), Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), Walker Art Center (MN), Weatherspoon Art Museum (NC), and Tate Modern (London). His pioneering career encompasses a wide range of media, including early video art, photography, and digital video. In his recent digital video work, campus transforms footage of landscapes and interiors into painterly scenes by using sophisticated digital techniques. A catalogue raisonné of the artist's work is forthcoming. He lives and works in East Patchogue, NY.


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peter campus Video Excerpts


2019 in Review: Varied solo shows highlighted this year’s exhibitions calendar Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem Journal
December 22, 2019
Artist peter campus reflects on life of art, life, spirit Lynn Felder, Winston-Salem Journal
November 16, 2019
Seeing Differently, Seeing More: An Interview with peter campus Anna Boutte, NAD Now
October 7, 2019
Works by peter campus on view at three museums in Winston-Salem Art Daily
September 26, 2019
It's "Slack Tide" at Duck Creek Mark Segal, The East Hampton Star
September 12, 2019
peter campus Sees the Self in Video Patty Gone, Hyperallergic
July 15, 2019
So I See John Haber, Haber Arts
July 12, 2019
Best in Show: 6 of the Most Remarkable Works at this Year's Armory Fair Jacoba Urist, Cultured
March 8, 2019
With Four Shows Opening Across New York, 82-Year-Old Video Art Pioneer Peter Campus Is Having a Moment. Here’s Why. Taylor Dafoe, Artnet News
March 6, 2019
NYC Gallery Scene – Highlights Through September 9, 2018 Genevieve Kotz, Hamptons Art Hub
September 4, 2018
Peter Campus - Vídeo Ergo Sum Carlos Vidal, Sábado
April 5, 2018
Michael Snow e Peter Campus: Som e imagem na Culturgest Maria Leonor Nunes, Jornal de Letras, Artes e Ideias
March 14, 2018
peter campus: pause Pac Pobric, The Brooklyn Rail
March 5, 2018
Dois históricos da videoarte em Lisboa Destak
February 23, 2018
Peter Campus e Maichael Snow dois históricos da videoarte expõem na Culturgest TSF Rádio Notícias
February 22, 2018
Exhibition Review - Peter Campus: Pause Billy Anania, Musée Magazine
February 15, 2018
Entresijos de la mirada Juan Bosco Díaz-Urmeneta, el Día de Córdoba
January 9, 2018
From Gordon Parks to LaToya Ruby Frazier, Here Are 35 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York City This January Sarah Cascone, Artnet News
January 5, 2018
Must-See Art Guide: New York Tatiana Berg, Artnet News
January 4, 2018
Dimensión, percepción y tiempo en el CAAC I. de la Torre Amerighi, ABC Cultural
November 17, 2018
Zenón en Sevilla Ángela Molina, El País
October 14, 2017
Peter Campus invita a pasar al cuarto oscuro Ismael Cabral, El Correo de Andalucía
Peter Campus: de dentro hacia fuera Francisco Camero, Diario de Sevilla
September 24, 2017
El precursor del videoarte Peter Campus inaugura en el CAAC de Sevilla su primera exposición individual en España Es Andalucía
September 21, 2017
El CAAC acoge la primera exposición en España de Peter Campus, pionero del videoarte Jesús Morillo, ABC de Sevilla
September 21, 2017
De las imágenes de Peter Campus a la claridad de Cernuda Pepe Lugo, Diario de Sevilla
September 21, 2017
Miroirs de Campus Cyril Béghin, Cahiers du Cinéma
May 13, 2017
Video | Video Gaga Tracks - ARTE
May 12, 2017
Peter Campus, Trouble Face Elisabeth Franck-Dumas, Libération
May 5, 2017
dor: peter campus Transverse
May 3, 2017
VIDEO ERGO SUM, je vois donc je suis Aurélie M.Caillard, Attitude Luxe
May 3, 2017
Jeu de Paume Press Round-Up
December 2016 - May 2017
Podcast | Arts plastiques: “Peter campus, Video ergo sum,” “Valentin de Boulogne” Dkpod
April 26, 2017
Peter Campus, withdrawal and extension Art Media Agency
April 24, 2017
Video | Peter Campus: souriez, vous êtes filmés Entrée Libre
April 13, 2017
Art vidéo, têtes chercheuses Le Vif/L'Express
April 7-13, 2017
Radio | Sortir avec Robert Judaïques FM
April 3, 2017
Peter Campus Dominique Moulon, artpress
April 2017
Une réflexion à I’infini Tageblatt
March 23, 2017
Peter Campus, le sentiment de la nature Christophe Domino, Journal des Arts
March 17, 2017
Peter Campus: When America fails to recognise one of its own geniuses Judith Benhamou-Huet
March 12, 2017
Images poétiques en mouvement Jeanne Gaudin, A NOUS Paris
March 6, 2017
Les vidéos désarmantes de Peter Campus Olivia Sorrel-Dejerine, Le Bonbon
March 2017
Peter Campus Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Flash Art International
March 2017
peter campus, circa 1987 Joshua Mack, ArtReview
March 2017
peter campus: video ergo sum Camille Bardin, 800 Signes
March 1, 2017
La video en majesté au Jeu de Paume: Peter Campus et Ali Cherri Marie-Elisabeth de La Fresnaye, Mowwgli
February 21, 2017
Peter Campus Elise Boutié, Time Out Paris
February 20, 2017
Se mirer le surmoi dans les écrans de Peter Campus au Jeu de Paume Philippe Bonnet, Les Soirées de Paris
February 17, 2017
Peter Campus Hearne Pardee, The Brooklyn Rail
February 17, 2017
Peter Campus at Jeu de Paume with his video ergo sum exhibition Diane Pernet, A Shaded View On Fashion
February 14, 2017
Peter Campus, l'expérience visuelle au Jeu de Paume Elodie D., Sortiraparis
February 13, 2017
Critics' Picks: Peter Campus at Cristin Tierney Gallery Hannah Stamler, Artforum
February 10, 2017
Peter Campus at Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York Blouin Artinfo
February 6, 2017
UMMA Press Round-Up
January - February 2017
Campus Movies Trois Couleurs
February 2017
Book Review | Sul collezionismo di videoarte tra passato, presente e futuro Silvia Anna Barrilá, Il Sole 24 Ore
January 19, 2017
Michener Art Museum Press Round-Up
December 2016
SFMOMA Does MTV 'Cribs'-Style Short With SF Photographer Michael Jang Jay Barmann, SFist
September 2, 2016



Strong sales & critical acclaim mark 14th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach Florida Trend
December 7, 2015
Art Basel Miami Beach Direlia Lazo, art agenda
December 4, 2015
Slideshow: Five Artists to Watch at This Week’s Art Basel Miami Beach Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal
December 3, 2015
Art Basel Miami Beach’s ‘Survey’: blasts from the past Gareth Harris, Financial Times
November 28, 2015
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 abre sus puertas el Nuevo Herald
November 25, 2015
The Paradox of Identity Peter Campus at the Castello di Barletta
December 13, 2014

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«(Dis)fide» at the castle of Barletta Peter Campus in De Bello Naturae
Peter Campus dredgers

By Robert Berlind, The Brooklyn Rail

AF Recommends Peter Campus: dredgers

By Oscar Laluyan

peter campus: dredgers
AO Interview - New York: Peter Campus "Now and Then" at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

by Aniko Berman, Art Observed

Artists and the Business of Art with Peter Campus

Panel Hosted by Leonard Lopate, The Greene Space

Video Art by Peter Campus on Display at Richmond Center

by Tonya Duriach, WMU News

Groundbreaking Video Artist Peter Campus to Display 'Personal Favorites' at WMU

by Mark Wedel, Kalamazoo Gazette

Peter Campus: Calling for Shantih at Cristin Tierney

by Aniko Berman, XXXX Magazine

The Surrogate Eye: Peter Campus's New Videos

by Hearne Pardee,

Art in Review; Peter Campus 'Calling for Shantih'

by Ken Johnson, The New York Times

Peter Campus: Calling for Shantih
Artist to Artist: Peter Campus - Image and Self

by Bill Viola, Art in America

Opticks, Peter Campus at the BFI South Bank Gallery

by Anne Duffau, BFI South Bank Gallery

ArtReview meets Peter Campus

by Oliver Basciano, Art Review

Opticks. Una mostra di Peter Campus

by Claudia Colia, Cult Frame

Peter Campus
Peter Campus

by Jean Wainwright, Art Review

Interview: Peter Campus
Interview: Peter Campus

by Jean Wainwright, Pluk Magazine

Peter Campus: Projected Video Works 1972-1980, Recent Landscapes 2007

by Chris Meigh-Andrews, Art Monthly

Smile, you're on Campus Camera

by Ossian Ward, Time Out London

Peter Campus

by Sandra Rehme, Artforum

Peter Campus at Leslie Tonokonow
Peter Campus at Leslie Tonokonow

by Hearne Pardee, ARTINFO

My Poor Men Who Died So Patiently
Keeping New Media New

by Rachel Wolff, ARTnews
A Small Thing (1990)

by Peter Campus, A Journal of Performance and Art
Parrish Museum Director Terrie Sultan Takes an Experimental Approach

by Deborah Wilke, ARTINFO
Primera Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo
Cartagena, Colombia
Second edition: 'A History of Video Art'
Winter Notations II: Moving Image
Shifting Connections by Kathleen MacQueen
The Artist's Voice Since 1981

by John Hanhardt, BOMB