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.