Melissa Campbell (b. 1973, UK) is a printmaker - creating work that explores memory and place.

Exhibiting in the UK and internationally, her work has been nominated for the Magnum/PhotoLondon Graduate Photography Award, and featured in Source Magazine (UK) and Women Cinemakers Magazine (Berlin)

contact: info@melissacampbellfineart.com

I am led by the ink itself - by the way it behaves on different surfaces and with different interventions. Experimentation and cross-pollination are central to my practice, and by combining materials and processes I aim to create reflective work that leaves space for the viewer.

Melissa Campbell, 2019

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Fold Grey Walls Gallery, Brighton, UK
2017 She Niagara Falls Projects, Brighton, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Sand & Silt Stone Space Gallery, London (3-person show)
2017 Stimulus Menier Gallery, London
2017 Stimulus Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens
2017 Stimulus Greenhouse, Berlin
2017 Methodology of the Edition Edward Street Gallery, Brighton
2016 Red Herrings Gallery 40, Brighton (2-person show)
2016 Methodology of the Edition King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Thailand
2016 Methodology of the Edition Nagoya University, Japan
2015 This Is Change Onca Gallery, Brighton, UK
2015 Photobook Fair Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK
2015 East Sussex Open Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
2015 Athens Photography Festival - Photobook Show  Athens
2015 Miniclick Mobile Library FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
2014 H Book Show Doomed Gallery, London
2014 Mythopoesis One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton, UK
2014 Over The Hill Create Gallery, Brighton, UK
2014 Mythopoesis MA Photography Show, University of Brighton Gallery, UK
2013  Photography to Print Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton, UK
2013 Out Of The Box 3 Into You Tattoo, London, 
2013 De-Tox, First Fortnight Festival  Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland
2012  Brighton Print Collective: Transition Gallery 40, Brighton, UK
2012 The Photocopy Club Beach Gallery, London
2012 Santorini Biennale of Arts Santorini, Greece
2012 BITE: Artists Making Prints Mall Galleries, London
2012 Out Of The Box 2 No Format Gallery, London
2012 Brighton Print Collective: Works on Paper R.K.Burt Gallery, London
2012 Up and Beyond Degree Show, University of Brighton Gallery, UK
2012 Lost Properties Bath Fringe Festival, Bath, UK
2012 Out Of The Box Ink Spot Press, Brighton, UK
2012 Mull It Over Artist Residence, Brighton, UK
2011 Memory B(l)anks Axis Arts Centre, Crewe, UK
2011 Photosensitive One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, UK
2011 Grammar Nonsense and Imagination University of Brighton Gallery, UK
2008 Camberwell Summer Show Camberwell College of Art, London



Aperture Foundation
Hellenic Centre for Photography, Greece
Miniclick Mobile Library, UK
Photobookshow Archive, UK
Self Publish Be Happy
Various private collections in UK, GR, CA



June 2018 Independent Women Artists Women Cinemakers magazine, Berlin
July 2016  Self Publish Be Happy UK
Nov 2014  Source Graduate Photography Source magazine
Oct 2014  Over The Hill: Vol 1:Brighton Miniclick Press
Sep 2014  Facts and Fiction The Telegraph newspaper (online)
Sep 2014  Still Life self-published book
Nov 2013  Featured Photographer Top Photography Films magazine
June 2013  Still Life Enjoying MG magazine
June 2013  Still Life Classic Car Weekly
Jan 2013     Beyond Introdex magazine, Issue 2
Sep 2012    BITE:Artists Making Prints exhibition catalogue, The Mall Galleries, London
Aug 2012   Featured artist uk-untitled, online magazine
June 2012   Meet our graduates University of Brighton, online
May 2012    Reflection HesaInPrint, Helsinki, Finland   
Sep 2011     Photosensitive exhibition catalogue, One Church Street Gallery



2017 Shortlisted Main Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2016 Shortlisted Main Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2015  Shortlisted  Bloomberg New Contemporaries
2015  Nominated Magnum/PhotoLondon Graduate Photography Award
2014  Selected Source Magazine Graduate Photographic Review

Artist talks

Dec 2018 Stone Space Gallery, London
April 2017  Regis School, Bognor
Nov 2016   Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
Oct 2016    After School Club, University of Brighton
Dec 2015   Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton
Oct 2014    One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton 


Professional Development

2014 - 2019  Sessional lecturer Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton
2018 Production Artist Living Record Productions, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
July 2012  Curator Brighton Print Collective: Works on Paper at R K Burt, London
2011-2013  Archive Assistant to the curator of Fine Art, Brighton Museum
2008-2009 Art Co-ordinator Sam Beare Hospice, Surrey. Planning and delivering art classes to the patients, and listening to their stories



2019 Printmaking Workshop Clocktower Sanctuary, Brighton
2019 Printmaking Workshop Brighton Young Carers Project
2019 Printmaking Workshops Seahaven Academy, Sussex
2019 Printmaking Workshops Seaford Head School, Sussex
2019 Printmaking Workshops Holy Trinity School, Sussex
2018 Printmaking Workshops Summer School, University of Brighton
2018 Printmaking Workshops Brighton Young Carers Project, Brighton
2018 Printmaking Workshops Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Brighton
2018 Printmaking Workshops Hove Park Sixth Form College, Brighton
2017 Printmaking Workshops Art, Design & Media Conference, University of Brighton
2017 Printmaking Workshops MET College, Brighton
2016 Printmaking Workshops Summer School, University of Brighton
2016 Collaboration Workshops Fine Art Printmaking course, University of Brighton
2016 Printmaking Workshops Hove Park School, Brighton
2016 Printmaking Workshops Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, Brighton
2016 - 2017 Printmaking Workshops Varndean School, Brighton
2015 - 2017 Etching Technical Demonstrator University of Brighton
2015 Printmaking Workshops Longhill High School, Brighton
2015 Printmaking Workshops Patcham Secondary School, Brighton
2014 Photography Workshops for Photoworks, during Brighton Photo Biennial 



2018 - 2019 Reiki Levels 1 and 2, Reiki and Seichem Association
2019 Building Emotional Resilience in Children, Young People & Families, Safety Net, Brighton
2019 Understanding Mental Health in Children & Young People, Learning Curve, Brighton
2018 Complete SEN Diploma (Level 2, 3 & 4), New Skills Academy, London
2016 Arts Award Advisor Training Trinity College, London
2015-2016 PGCE FET University of Brighton
2012-2014 MA Photography University of Brighton
2009-2012 BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking University Of Brighton
2007-2008 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Camberwell College of Art, London

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