|33 IDEAS! PARTICIPANTS
Mary Ellen Campbell
Mary Ellen Long
Lauri Lynxxe Murphy
Alex Van Ark
Mary Ellen Campbell
New York, NY
Mary-Ellen Campbell is a native New Yorker. She has a background in mixed media, having traveled through painting and printmaking, photography and constructions to her current investigation of book arts where she “puts it all together”.
Professor of Art. Education-BA-Art Education, St. John’s U, MA, Art Practice-Michigan State U, MFA, Printmaking –Pratt Institute. Teaching at New Jersey City University in Communication Design since 1978.
16 national/international solo exhibitions and over 60 group and invitational exhibitions including galleries on 57th St., Soho, Chelsea, NY; across the US; Thailand; Nicaragua. Visiting lecturer-Huazhong U, China; Universidas Centroamericana, Nicaragu;, Rajabhat Universities, Thailand. 2004-05 Fulbright Scholar to Thailand. Winner of many residencies to do Book Arts in in Costa Rica, Colorado, N. Carolina, California and Minnesota.
About the DIA Project
My work explores the relationship of nature and aging. I use metaphors from nature to reflect on the human condition. I especially like to look at the smaller parts of nature such as grasses, rocks, twigs and study their beauty in the phases from life to decay. All of the work connects to the natural from rivers to boulders to fields. I also work with objects created by man that are found and nature has collaborated in their changes such as rusty springs, cans, rotten wood. Flora, fauna, insects, crustaceans are some of the living subjects that appear in the work. Snakeskins, feathers, fur, nests are some of the environments and contributions the denizens of forests and fields might leave us.
Many of the books were created on residencies in Colorado, Minnesota and N. Carolina and California representing landscapes and nature from different parts of the country.
33 IDEAS!, an exhibit of art, writing and ideas
March 15-June 15,
Denver International Airport
This exhibit showcases visual and literary artists associated with Colorado Art Ranch as presenters, artists in residence, or Nomads at one or more Artposia. The artists were selected because they use their passion, skills, knowledge, and talent to ask questions and react to the world around them. The work, in turn, inspires us to ask questions and view the world from different perspectives.
33 IDEAS! is on display at the Ansbacher Hall: The Art of Colorado, on the walkway between the terminal and A Gates before the security screening. The hall is accessible for everyone’s enjoyment.
For more information contact DIA Art Program at
(303) 342-2521 or visit www.flydenver.com/art
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