Jim Campbell’s photography explores perception and the amount of information the human eye requires to formulate an image. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; SFMOMA; de Young Museum; and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. In 2012, Campbell was the recipient of SFMOMA’s 13th Annual Bay Area Treasure Award. Previous honors include a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Award in Multimedia, three Langlois Foundation Grants, and a Guggenheim Fellowship Award. He has two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as an engineer holds nearly twenty patents in the field of video image processing. A monograph of his work, Material Light, was published by Hatje Cantz in 2010.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Hosfelt Gallery
About Jim Campbell
American, b. 1956, Chicago, Illinois, based in San Francisco, California