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 University of Michigan Museum of Art (MI), The Power Plant (Toronto), Kunsthalle Bremen (Germany), Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Mexico City), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), The High Museum (GA) and Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). 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 abstracts imagery from landscapes and interiors into painterly geometric scenes by using sophisticated digital techniques. A catalogue raisonné for the artist is forthcoming. He lives and works in East Patchogue, NY.


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Peter Campus, le sentiment de la nature Christophe Domino, Journal des Arts
March 17, 2017
Images poétiques en mouvement Jeanne Garudin, A NOUS Paris
March 6, 2017
La Vidéo Avec Peter Campus Le Journal du Dimanche
March 5, 2017
Videopionier Mueumtidschrift
March 2, 2017
Peter Campus: Video Ergo Sum FRONT: MUSE 46
March 1, 2017
Peter Campus Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Flash Art International
March 2017
Paris Scene: Places to Eat, Drink and Play Off-Hours Alex Wynne, WWD
March 1, 2017
Les vidéos désarmantes de Peter Campus Olivia Sorrel-Dejerine, Le Bonbon
March 2017
peter campus, circa 1987 Joshua Mack, ArtReview
March 2017
Peter Campus A NOUS Paris
February 27, 2017
Le Port De Pornic Le Courrier du Pays de Retz
February 24, 2017
Peter Campus A NOUS Paris
February 23, 2017
Expo Video Contemporaine: Peter CAMPUS "video ergo sum" Eric Simon, ACTUART
February 23, 2017
Eli Lotar & Peter Campus Heidi Ellison, Paris Update
February 22, 2017
February 21, 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 Hearne Pardee, The Brooklyn Rail
February 17, 2017
Se mirer le surmoi dans les écrans de Peter Campus au Jeu de Paume Philippe Bonnet, Les Soirées de Paris
February 17, 2017
Exposition Peter Campus "video ergo sum" Benoît Montigné, sonore visuel
February 16, 2017
Jeu de Paume e-flux
February 16, 2017
Exhibition at Jeu de Paume retraces Peter Campus' career Art Daily
February 15, 2017
Peter Campus at Jeu de Paume with his video ergo sum exhibition Diane Pernet, A Shaded View On Fashion
February 14, 2017
Eli Lotar / Peter Campus / Ali Cherri Eventium
February 14, 2017
Vernissage de l'exposition "Peter Campus - video ergo sum" Agence Germain Pire
February 13, 2017
Video Ergo Sum parisART
February 13, 2017
Peter Campus (Video ergo sum) au Jeu de Paume France Culture
February 13, 2017
Peter Campus, l'expérience visuelle au Jeu de Paume Elodie D., Sortiraparis
February 13, 2017
Le top 5 des expos de la semaine: (Video ergo sum) au Jeu de Paume Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Les Inrocks
February 11, 2017
Peter Campus | Video ergo sum ArtsHebdo|Médias
February 10, 2017
Critics' Picks: Peter Campus at Cristin Tierney Gallery Hannah Stamler, Artforum
February 10, 2017
Peter Campus – Video ergo sum – Jeu de Paume, Paris INFERNO
February 9,2017
Peter Campus et Eli Lotar Le Parisien
February 8, 2017
Peter Campus at Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York Blouin Artinfo
February 6, 2017
Toledo Museum of Art installs glass work Roberta Gedert, The Toledo Blade
February 2, 2017
Peter Campus: video ergo sum L'Officiel des spectacles
February 2, 2017
Peter Campus: video ergo sum Metropolitan
February 2017
Jeu de Paume Paris Capitale
February 2017
Campus Movies Trois Couleurs
February 2017
Peter Campus: video ergo sum Slash
January 29, 2017
Peter Campus: video ergo sum (expo à Paris) Télérama
January 27, 2017
University of Michigan Museum of Art Celebrates Bicentennial with Major Exhibition of Alumni Collectors ArtfixDaily
January 24, 2017
Book Review | Sul collezionismo di videoarte tra passato, presente e futuro Silvia Anna Barrilá, Il Sole 24 Ore
January 19, 2017
Peter Campus at the Jeu de Paume, Paris Blouin Artinfo
January 3, 2017
Faut-il penser pour que la vidéo existe? Gilles Kraemer, Artaïssime
January to April, 2017
Michener Art Museum in Doylestown presents "Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art" Brian Bingaman, Bucks Local News
December 30, 2016
Exhibition Listing | Peter Campus at the Jeu de Paume Paris
December 15, 2016
Peter Campus: Video ergo sum Wall Street International
December 13, 2016
Michener museum looks at how New Hope School impressed later artists Gwen Shrift, Bucks County Courier Times
December 11, 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

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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

Parrish Museum Director Terrie Sultan Takes an Experimental Approach

by Deborah Wilke, ARTINFO
My Poor Men Who Died So Patiently
Primera Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo
Cartagena, Colombia
Keeping New Media New

by Rachel Wolff, ARTnews
The Artist's Voice Since 1981

by John Hanhardt, BOMB
Second edition: 'A History of Video Art'
A Small Thing (1990)

by Peter Campus, A Journal of Performance and Art
Winter Notations II: Moving Image
Shifting Connections by Kathleen MacQueen