New York artist Beth Campbell will give a free public lecture at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, on the Penn State University Park campus. Her work explores the psychological and phenomenological conception of one’s surroundings through sculpture, installation, drawing, video and public art projects. Campbell’s lecture is sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.
Originally from Illinois, Campbell received her B.F.A. from Truman State University, and M.F.A. from Ohio University. She has created projects for the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Public Art Fund in New York, and participated in Manifesta 7 in Italy, the Biennale Cuvee 09 in Austria, and the 6th Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. Previous group shows include the Warhol Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, and Andrea Rosen in New York, the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Campbell’s work is included in the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She is a recent recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.