Chris Campbell

Born in Terre Haute, IN. 1971

Lives and works in Austin, Texas


University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors 1995

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

Master of Fine Arts 2000

Work Experience

Art Handler and Installer 2003 to Present Austin, Texas

Ceramics Instructor at Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas Fall 2005, Spring 2007

Ceramics Lab Technician, University of Texas at Austin, 2002 to Present

-General maintenance of the facilities and assist with the students

Ceramics Instructor at Austin Museum of Art’s Laguna Gloria Art School


Ceramics Instructor, SIUE Fall 1999, Spring 2000

-Beginning Ceramics Class; studio maintenance and repair

Clay Mixer, SIUE Spring 1999-Fall 2000

-Responsible for ordering materials, inventory, mixing, and maintenance of

clay equipment

Drawing Instructor, SIUE Fall 1998, Spring 1999

Gallery Assistant, SIUE New Wagner Gallery 1997-1998

-Responsible for receiving, installation, and maintaining exhibits on campus

Studio Assistant, Herron Clay Works Studio Austin, Texas 1993-1997

-Involved in all facets of production including throwing, hand building, inventory

and shipment of work


Invitational Participant

-Cup Invitational at The Artisan Gallery Northampton, MA November 2008

-“Bottles” at the Lawrence Art Center Kansas October 2008

-Dallas Pottery Invitational Jeanne Kennedy Gallery Texas April 2008

-Yunomi Invitational AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA March 2008, 2009

-“Hand Held Drinking Vessels” Main Street Gallery Edwardsville, Il. November 2007

-“90 Teapots That Pour” Xen Gallery St. Louis, Mo October 2007

-Art of the Pot Tour Austin, Tx. May 2007

-Yunomi Cup Show at AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA February 2007

-30×5 Annual Show at AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA December 2006

-Solo Exhibition at Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas September 2006

-Solo Exhibition at Gallery 3 at the Coop Austin, Texas October 2005

-Solo Exhibition at the 340 Space Washington D.C. March 2005

-Solo Exhibition at the University of Texas Art Building Austin, Texas January 2005–Group show at Xen Gallery St. Louis, Missouri July 2004

-Parkland College Biennial Ceramics Invitational 2002 Champaign, Illinois

-“32/32/2002” Exhibition SIUE 2002*

-Solo Exhibition at Craft Alliance Gallery St. Louis, Missouri 2000

-Group Exhibition at North Harris College Houston, Texas 2000

-Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition (SIUE) April, 2000

-University Invitational Ceramics Exhibition 2000 University of Illinois

at Springfield

-SIUE Graduate Ceramics Exhibition 1999 Greenville College, Illinois

-“E’ville Twelve: SIUE Ceramics” 1997 Moraine Valley College Palos Hills


-3M Corporation Art Exhibition 1994 Austin, Texas

Juried Participant

-Texas Clay Festival Gruene, Texas October 2009

-National Juried Ceramics Exhibition Lawrence Art Center Kansas October 2007

-University of Dallas Regional Ceramics Exhibition (Merit Award) February 2007

-San Angelo National Ceramic Competition San Angelo, Texas 2006

-National Ceramics Biennial 2000 Minneapolis, Minnesota

-Different Stokes International Wood Fire Exhibition Iowa City, Iowa 1999

-National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

1999 Clay National Exhibition Columbus, Ohio*

-SIUE Annual Graduate Exhibition 1997, 1998, 1999

-Miami Valley Third Annual Crossroads in Clay Exhibition 1998 Ohio

-Strictly Functional Pottery National 1998 Pennsylvania*

-Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild’s Texas Clay Show at NCECA 1998

Ft. Worth, Texas

-Student Exhibition at The University of Texas 1993-1995 Austin


-Benne Rockett, “Surface/Depth,” The Austin Chronicle, October 21, 2005, p.86.

-“Announcements: Surface/Depth, now at Gallery 3 at the Coop,”…might be good

(Austin) 55, October 7, 2005.

-Heather Mathews, “Surface/Depth,” in Chris Campbell: Surface/Depth

(exhibition brochure).

-“National Ceramics Biennial Review,” Ceramics Monthly, 2000

Awards and Honors

-U.S. Bank Honorable Mention Award Lawrence Art Center Kansas October 2007

-Purchase Award from the Weisman Museum of Art Minneapolis 2000

-Juror’s Award at the Minnesota National Ceramics Biennial Minneapolis 2000

-Research Grant for Graduate Students 1999 SIUE


Different Stokes Wood Firing Conference 1999 Iowa City, Iowa

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

1999 Columbus, Ohio

1998 Ft. Worth, Texas

1995 New Orleans, Louisiana


Slide lecture and demonstration, Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas

September 2006

Slide lecture and demonstration, University of Missouri Columbia September 2001

Slide lecture and demonstration, Forest Park College St. Louis, Missouri March 2001

Related Travel and Work Experiences

Construction of wood burning anagama kiln and studio Lampasas, Texas 2003

Washington D.C. Summer of 1998, 1999, 2003 Viewed Smithsonian Collections

with an emphasis on Asian Art

Traveled extensively in Italy, Greece, and England during the summer of 1995

*denotes catalog