Colette Campbell-Jones Biography

Following an extended leave from artistic practice, Colette Campbell-Jones is currently a PhD student at the University of Plymouth in Media Studies. She earned an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in the USA where she received a full merit-based scholarship. At graduation she received the “Ella King Tory award for Excellence and Innovation” for the overall top graduating MFA across all disciplines. She was also awarded a Graduate Fellowship (a full year MFA residency) at the prestigious Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito California. Afterwards, she remained connected to The Headlands as an affiliate artist. She has exhibited in the United States and The Netherlands.

In her current research she will be speculating beyond imbricated binaries and epistemologies which ground the western cultural Weltanschauung. Through the lenses of Bergson’s “Becoming/Unbecoming” and Barad’s “Intra-Action”, she will investigate equivalencies between inner human ecologies with those located in aquatic marine environments. Using a hybrid collage process, she iteratively cuts and recombines paper fragments (pieces of documentary images) on her studio wall. Next the collage is digitally morphed, mutated, and transformed inside the computer. The emergent new fictions simultaneously maintain “a purchase of the real”, as described by Roland Barthes.

From the series “Sensitive Dependencies” 2010 Printed on Arches watercolour paper (228.6cm x 140cm)