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Naomi Campbell
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick

ARTIST STATEMENT: My interdisciplinary practice explores natural systems of the body/its environment and how this is subjectively translated through our senses, employing a wide variety of techniques and materials ranging from X-rays to ice to paint. My malleable worlds inspire and connect in as much as create gaps through a layered look at memory, perception, identity and permanence as constructs that guide my practice and philosophy. I like to subvert expectation, forcing questions to arise rather than answers. A background in art and science has prompted an adoption of this open-ended approach intrinsic to my work. Continually questioning the world through the changing lens of global conditions has resulted in a range of work discussing long-standing investigations into areas of environmental science.

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Born Montreal, Canada
Lives and works in New York


Graduate Collège de Champlain, Quèbec, Canada
Studied at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, School of Visual Arts, NY
Graduate in painting & printmaking at Art Students League of New York


City of New York, MTA Arts for Transit, NY
City of Geochang, S. Korea
City of Irving, TX
Trenton City Museum, NJ
New York State Museum, NY
New York Public Library, NY
Gendaikko Museum, Japan
S.W.I.F.T. Pan-Americas Corp. Times Square, NY
Maimonides Hospital, NY
Ruder Finn Corp., NY
The Heidi Cho Gallery, NY
Art Students League of New York, NY


2015 ISCP Ground Floor, NY
2015 Serde Residency, Latvia
2014 Vermont Studio Center, VT
2008 SVA, Public Arts, NY
4 Gold Medals of Honor from National Juried Exhibitions
4 Honorary Signature Memberships from National Juried Art Organizations
2004 Award - Annual Okayama Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Okayama, Japan
Award - The Pastel Journal, 4th Place, 3,000 entries
2002 Award - International Juried Painting Competition Artists Magazine 4th
place, 14,000 entries


Instructor, painting the contemporary figure, The Art Students League of New York, since 2007.

Served on Selection Committee for the City of New York, MTA Arts for Transit, for
permanent artwork for the subway.

Guest Lecturer and critiques include: NY Transit Museum, MTA Arts for Transit, Trenton City Museum, NJ, Lehman College, Vytlacil Residency Program (2014-present).

Adjudication of exhibitions include: TFHMF Award, Art Athina, Athens, Greece the Salmagundi Center for American Art (3 years), NY, Lehman College(a division of CUNY), NY.

Guest Workshops include: the Morgan Library & Museum (2014, 2011, NY), Saci School of Art (Florence, Italy).

Contributing writer, American Artist, Artscape and Linea Art Journal
Research Assistant, New York art critic and writer 2000, 2005

EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS (select, solo/four person) *catalogue/brochure

2015 12th International Sculpture Symposium, Latvia
2014 "Naomi Campbell: Spawning," Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery, NY
2012 "Naomi Campbell: Retinal Displacement," Yellow Peril Gallery,
Providence, RI*
"Industrial Nocturnes," South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY
2010 "Naomi Campbell: Silent Harvest," White Box Projects, NY*
"Naomi Campbell: Silent Harvest," Galerie Gee 71, Netherlands
2007 "Twist of Fate," Trenton City Museum, NJ*
City of Geochang South Korea permanent outdoor granite sculpture
2006-7 S.W.I.F.T. Pan-Americas Times Square permanent 500lb. sculpture
2006 City of Irving, TX permanent 24’ mosaic wall piece
Maimonides Hospital, NY permanent15’ wall piece
2005-present LIAA (London Int’l Advertising Awards) NY/UK, design/create Top
Award, Award of Excellence 2005-06
2003-5 City of NY MTA Arts for Transit Bronx Zoo stop on the 2,5 line, 450sq.ft.
permanent glass. 2 year project
2003 "Tetrasoma," Heidi Cho Gallery, NY
"Urban Relief," Heidi Cho Gallery, NY
"Blue," Heidi Cho Gallery, NY

EXHIBITIONS (select group)

2015 "Art from the Boros III," Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY
"Phlogiston," Museum of Fine Arts, curator Dr. K. J. Baysa, Croatia*
"The Joshua Treenial," curator Dr. K. J. Baysa, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Art Students League
of New York
2014 SCOPE New York, NY represented by the Yellow Peril Gallery*
"I live here," Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, curators Tania Sen, Bruce
Waldman, New Jersey City University, NJ*
"Ubiquity," CUTLOG New York, NY, represented by the Yellow
Peril Gallery *
"Taipei International Pastel Exhibition," Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall,
Taipei, Taiwan*
2013 Basel Miami, SCOPE Miami, FL, represented by the Yellow Peril Gallery *
"Past Tense, Future Imperfect," ArtShare LA, curated by Dr. Koan
Jeff Baysa, CA
Work Harder, Yellow Peril Gallery Project Space, curated by
Robert Stack, NY*
"The TECO Exhibit," Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, NY*
2012 "Seeing Ourselves," curators Dr. Koan Jeff Baysa & Dr. Kaitlin Hardy,
Museum for the center of Photography and the Moving Image, NY*
“Tuscan Spring,” the Jules Maidoff Gallery, SACI, Florence, Italy
Arte et Amicitae, Amsterdam, Netherlands & NY*
2011 “Buildings of New York,” George Billis Gallery, NY*
“Hudson River Contemporary: Works on Paper,” curators Dr. Katherine
Manthorne, Mr. James McElhinney, Boscobel Museum, Garrison, NY*
“The Eternal Landscape,” curators Christopher Sweet, Charles Yoder,
Salmagundi Center for American Art, NY*
“Homeless myths,” Governors Island Art Fair, NY*
2010 Faculty Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Art Students
League of New York
2009-10 Etching and Monotype Exhibition, Pyramida Center for Contemporary
Art, Haifa, Israel*
2009 “Theatre of More/21,” White Box, NY
“Global Moment,” Caen Memorial Museum, Normandy, France and
New York State Museum Traveling Exhibition
Faculty Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Art Students League
of New York
2008-10 “Zeeland Ontdekt Amerika,” Zeeuws, Maritiem Muzeum, Holland*
“Documents Please” traveling exhibition, Museum of Arts and Crafts,
Itami, Japan, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, 2B Galeria, Budapest, Hungary,
Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany, Galeria Ajolote Arte
Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico *
2008 “Talent Preview ’09,” White Box, NY*
Basel Miami, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Fl
Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 94, NY
“International Artists,” Center for International Art and Culture, NYC
2007 “Geochang Sculpture Symposium Exhibition,” Geochang, South Korea*
“Threading Trends,” Alte Poste, Berlin, Germany
“Blossom Traveling Exhibition,” Houston Museum of Natural Science,
TX. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, AZ, Spartanburg
Art Museum, SC, Canton Museum of Art, OH.
Bennington AAA Invitational, Bennington Center, VT*
2006 “Bronx Bound,” Lehman College Gallery, CUNY, NY*
“Renaissance Pastel,” Slater Memorial Museum, CT
“Taiwan Center for Art International Exhibition,” Taiwan Center for
Art, NY*
“Trenton City Museum Ellarslie,” Trenton City Museum, NJ
“Greenwich Council of the Ar,” Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2005 “Along the Way MTA Arts for Transit 20 Year Retrospective Exhibition,”
UBS Gallery, NY
“The League Then and Now; Art Students League of New York,
Gallery Salute to 130th Anniversary,” Phyllis-Harriman Mason Gallery,
curator Pam Koob, NY
“Water Mill Museum Annual Exhibition,” Water Mill, NY
2003 “Contemporary Japanese Prints,” Harold Lemmerman Gallery,
New Jersey City University, NJ
The Lobby Gallery, Durst Organization, NY
“Watercolor U.S.A.,” Springfield Museum, MI*
“Okayama Sculpture Exhibition,” Okayama, Japan
2003 “International Art of the Fan,” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Japan, traveling Seoul, Korea*
2002-3 “Message from New York,” Traveling, Umeda Sky Gallery,
Osaka, Japan,*
The Lobby Gallery, Durst Organization, NY
“Contemporary Japanese Prints,” Harold Lemmerman Gallery,
New Jersey City University, NJ
“ASL Print Exhibition,” The Lobby Gallery, Durst Organization, NY
“Watercolor U.S.A.,” Springfield Museum, MI*
2002 “A Century on Paper, Prints by Art Students League of New York Artists
1901-2001,” UBS Gallery, curator Pam Koob, NY
“Emerging Artists of New York Society of Etchers,” Golden Street
Galleries, CT*
“Butler Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition,” Youngstown, OH*
“Emerging Artists of New York Society of Etchers,” Golden Street
Galleries, CT
“New York City Non-Profit Print Workshop,” Phyllis Harriman Gallery,
Art Students League of New York, NY*
2001 “Butler Museum of American Art Annual Exhibition,” Youngstown, OH*
“International Print Exhibition,” Shoreline Gallery, NJ
“Print Exhibition,” Gallery of Graphic Arts, NY
“Emerging Printmakers from Around the World,” Swaine Gallery, CT
“International Artists Print Exhibition,” Shoreline Gallery, NJ
2000 “International Print Exhibition,” Gallery of Graphic Arts, NY
“New York Underground,” Sylvestre Galleries, NJ
“Miyazaka,” Gendaikko Museum, Miyazaka, Japan


Featured in 18 book publications including:
“Painting Lessons from the Art Students League of NY” Random House, 2015
“NY’s Underground Art Museum,” Monacelli Press, 2014
“Compendium of Drawing Techniques,” Search Press, London, UK, 2012
“100 Mid-Atlantic Artists,” Ashley Rooney, Shiffer Publishing, 2010

Baldev Duggal, “Visioneer's Gallery: Realities In Collision, Naomi Campbell’s ‘Press Play’ exhibition explores the nexus where the virtual and the real world meet,” p.30-31 November
Daniel Gordon, “Artist Naomi Campbell on the Unsettling Nature of Technology,” Duggal Connect, July1
“Naomi Campbell at SCOPE NY,” Linea Art Journal, March 1

“The Studio Project,” Linea Art Journal, April 25
“Retinal Displacement” exhibition catalogue, texts by Jonathan Goodman and Dr. Midori Yoshimoto
“The TECO Exhibit,” New York World Journal, March 7
“TECO Exhibit,” NTDTV, March

“Naomi Campbell, Retinal Displacement,” Collect magazine, Autumn 2012, p.16-18
“Naomi Campbell: Indigo Cried Black,” You Tube, by Dariyalova, April 5
“MTA Arts for transit and Urban Design, West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue
Naomi Campbell, MTA” - Arts for Transit | NYCT Permanent Art2012 art in
the subway
“Editor’s Pick: Retinal Displacement, new works by Naomi Campbell,” Providence Phoenix, Sept. 13
“Seeing Ourselves: The Science and Art of Diagnostic Medical Imaging,” Huffington Post, March 16
“The Complete Painter’s Handbook,” American Artist Magazine Bookzine, p.112-121

Ekperign,Naomi, “Master Palettes,” American Artist Magazine, Fall
Watercolor issue
“Mixed Media: Experiencing the Experimental,” American Artist Magazine, p.18-32

Bahr, Bob, “Rediscovering Acrylics,” American Artist Magazine, October, p. 32-34
“Naomi Campbell: Silent Harvest,” Upper North Side online review, March

“This Week in New York, 10 best Father’s Day Events,” Time Out New York,
June 18

“Upcoming Events at the New York Transit Museum,” Smart Destinations February 11
“SWIFT Welcomes the Big Apple,” SWIFT Americas, January

Purcell, Janet, “Detour to Fame,” The Times, Trenton Metro, G1-3, Friday, January 19
“Geochang Sculpture Symposium,” Kyunghyang Shinmun, November
“The Asian Contemporary Art Fair,”
“ASPCA Honors Humane Heroes,” ASPCA Action Magazine, People and Events, Spring, p. 16-17

Carpenter, Sandra, “Portraits of Life: Naomi Campbell,” Pastel Journal Magazine
“Taiwan Center International Pastel Exhibition,” New York Community Times, May 27, p. 5
“Naomi Campbell,” The Upper North Side, Canadian Consulate General monthly cultural and events journal in NYC, March-April
“Animal Tracks,” documentary on the Bronx Zoo MTA Arts for Transit subway
public art project from concept to conception by Eric Breitbart, NYC
Catherine Whiteman, “About Town interview/feature on the Irving Art Project for The Human Services Building,” August 15, 2006 6:30 pm on City of Irving Community Affairs/ ICTN Network, TX

Genocchio, Benjamin, “Riding Easy: Works To Sooth the Harried,” New
York Times
Sunday Edition, April 23, p.8
McGee, Celia, “Carving out a Niche,” Daily News, Sunday Now, Sunday,
October 30, p.24-25
Purcell, Janet, “Source of Life, Naomi Campbell,” WatercolorMagic Magazine, August, p. 45-49
Etanjalie Narraph, “Subway Station Art with Bronx as Muse,” Riverdale Press, Better Living Section, cover, Thursday, February 16, Section B1
Fletcher, Heather, “Bronx Bound,” Daily News, February

Haller, Vera, On track, “100 Years of the Subway,”, article/video interview, Oct.
Haller, Vera, “Finding beauty in the subway,” LA article/video interview, Oct. 18
Haller, Vera, “Finding beauty in the subway,” article/video interview, Oct.18
“Master Painters of the World 2004: United States Showcase,” International
Artist Magazine,
No. 37, June/July, p. 31
“Japanese Contemporary Prints,” Journal of the Print World, Fall, p. 31
Johnson, Michael Chelsey. “The Year’s Best,” Pastel Journal, April, p. 54

Sullivan, Jenny. “That Something Special,” The Artist’s Magazine, December, p.41
Hodskins, Liza Gookin, Staff Writer, A Stampede of Local Color, The Washington Post, section, C-10, Monday, December 2
“Naomi Campbell,” The Upper North Side, Canadian Consulate General monthly cultural and events
journal/e-media in NYC
Elliot, Virgil. “The Contemporary Portrait,” Journal of American Society of Portrait Artists, p. 21, 25, Vol. 2

Sasaki, Kana. “Auctioned,” The Yomuri America Newspaper, NY, October p. 3, Section 2, Oct. 6


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