Anna Campbell

Position title: Associate Professor; Gender and Women's Studies

Pronouns: she/her/hers


3315 Sterling Hall
Office Hours: Students taking credits with me may schedule studio visits or book appointments for office hours at


Curriculum Vitae

Additional Positions
Affiliate of the Department of Art; Affiliate of the Center for Visual Cultures

B.A. College of Wooster, 2001
M.F.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Using sculpture, site-specific installation and the design of ephemera, Anna Campbell’s work deconstructs signifiers of gender and heteronormativity. Appropriated and abstracted references to domestic spaces, gay bars and building construction are employed to access new attachments of possibility and desire. Her work has been featured in Queer Holdings: A Survey of the Leslie-Lohman Collection (Hirmer Verlag, 2019), Erica Rand’s “Hip Openers: On the Visuals of Gendering Athleticism,” in Queer Difficulties in Art and Poetry: Re-thinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2017),, the,,, and the Chicago Reader. Campbell has been in residence at ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), FIAR (Fire Island Artist Residency), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Ox-Bow, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Select Solo Exhibitions
Dress Rehearsal for a Dream Sequence, Participant, Inc. New York, NY (Lia Gangitano, curator, forthcoming, 2022)

Etiquette Kit, BOSI Contemporary, New York, NY, 2015

Under Water Into the Sunset, Window Into Houston: Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, TX, 2013

The Slow Club, ACRE Projects and Parlour on Clark, Chicago, IL, 2012

Select Group Exhibitions
Idol Worship, SmackMellon, Brooklyn, NY (Emily Colucci, curator, forthcoming, 2019)

Queer Paranormal, Bennington College, Bennington, VT (Jillian Brodie, Cindy Smith and Rachel Stevens, curators, forthcoming, 2019)

Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility, (Osman Can Yerebakan, curator) Agnes Aviris Art Center, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

Let Me Be an Object that Screams, (Matt Morris, curator) Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2017

Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting (Rob Hugh Rosen and Branden Wallace, curators), Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY, 2017

New Grounds, (juried) International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, Mangalia, Romania, 2017

Working Forces (Jehra Patrick, curator), Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Almost Home (invitational), Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI, 2016

Do You Hear What I Hear? (Anthony Elms, curator) AIR Gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Body, Body, Bodies…(juried), SOMarts, San Francisco, CA, 2014