Peter Campus

American, b. 1937

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Peter Campus

American, b. 1937

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Over the course of his long career, begun in the intellectual and artistic ferment of New York in the 1960s, Campus has used analog and digital video, film, and photographic technology to reflect on himself and nature and explore his deep interest in psychology. Campus’s earliest works were more reflexive and tongue-in-cheek, before his turn to nature in the early 1980s. Three Transitions (1973) is among his best-known pieces, a wry yet jarring video in which Campus used camera tricks to show himself manipulating his own image in three different ways, including walking through a slit he appears to cut into his back.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Biography

Over the course of his long career, begun in the intellectual and artistic ferment of New York in the 1960s, Campus has used analog and digital video, film, and photographic technology to reflect on himself and nature and explore his deep interest in psychology. Campus’s earliest works were more reflexive and tongue-in-cheek, before his turn to nature in the early 1980s. Three Transitions (1973) is among his best-known pieces, a wry yet jarring video in which Campus used camera tricks to show himself manipulating his own image in three different ways, including walking through a slit he appears to cut into his back.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more