Nancy Campbell was born in Syracuse, New York in 1952 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan. She is currently associate professor of art at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Campbell works primarily in screenprinting and lithography, often combining both processes in the same print. Her major source of inspiration has been Japanese scroll painting from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. Her images are built in layers, combining disparate images which are carefully engineered and collated into new pieces of visual information.
Campbell’s work has been exhibited widely in national and international shows and is included in numerous public collections. Most recently Ms. Campbell’s work is represented in the publication titled “A Graphic Muse: Prints by Contemporary American Women” co- authored by Richard Field of the Yale University and Ruth Fine of the National Gallery of Art.