Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell - Portrait of an Artist

Portrait of an Artist, 2014
32 cm x 32 cm x 4 cm
Price: $300.00

Most of the time I when I create works I typically use portraits/images of historical Canadians figures or famous women movie stars to create a dialogue. As artist/craftsman I have used the medium of clay/porcelain to express my ideas into decorative forms that have many meanings, interpretations or layers. In this particular piece I have used a variation of my own image on a porcelain plate to conjure up what I see as a portrait of an artist. Historically nearly all artists have used their own image to create their own portrait. Why is the question?

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell: Winter of Discontent

Keith Campbell. Winter of Discontent. 2011.
porcelain. 47 x 26 cm.
Sale price: $300

Keith is a founding member of the Boreal North Sculpture Association (2004); Ceramic Masters Canada (now the Clay & Glass Museum, Waterloo, Ontario); Fusion (in which he has Elder status) (1978); Ontario Potters Association (1975); Nipissing Stage Company (1999); North Bay Arts Council; North Bay Art and Craft Co-op; White Water Gallery in (1977); and the W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery (1987), and he has served on the board of the Institute for Northern Culture and Arts Research INCARD. He is currently on the board of Fusion (1997-).

Solo exhibitions include Keith Campbell: Northern Myth (2006, W. K. P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario), The Emerging Figure (2001, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario), Art in Public Places (1998, Capitol Centre, North Bay, Ontario), The Flying Fat Lady Returns (1994, Attic Gallery, Sudbury, Ontario), Untitled (works created for a visit by Queen Elizabeth II of England to North Bay, 1997, Capitol Centre) as well as exhibitions at Old Bronte Post Office Gallery, Oakville, Ontario (1986), Art Gallery of Temiskaming (1985, Haileybury, Ontario), Ontario Potters Association Gallery (1982), Craft Gallery, Toronto (1981), White Water Gallery (1978), Ontario Potters Association Gallery (1977, Toronto), Canadian Guild of Potters Gallery, Toronto (1976), Crafts Gallery, Toronto (1973), and Leamington Gallery (1971, Leamington, Ontario).

In 1993, Keith received a Governor General’s Award (Canada’s 125th Commemorative Medal) for his contributions to crafts and his community.

Keith’s works are in private, public and corporate collections, including the Art Gallery of Temiskaming (Haileybury, Ontario); Benson and Hedges (New York); Ontario Potters Association (Toronto, Ontario); Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Indusmin Collection (Waterloo, Ontario); Canadore College (North Bay); Fusion: Clay and Glass Association (Burlington Art Gallery, Burlington, Ontario); Imperial Oil (Toronto, Ontario) Koffler Collection (Toronto, Ontario); London Potters Guild (London, Ontario); Ministry of Correctional Services (North Bay, Ontario); National Museum of Civilization (Hull, Québec); Ontario Northland Railways (North Bay, Ontario); R.E.M. (North Bay, Ontario); Royal Ontario Museum (Hidden Treasures Collection, Toronto); and University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta).

Please direct all sales inquiries to White Water Gallery.