Bio

Rachel Campbell is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. She has lived in the USA since 2003. She went to the Otago School of Art in Dunedin, New Zealand, and the Central School of Art in Toronto, Canada.

Rachel has lived and exhibited in the United Kingdom, Germany, and New Zealand, as well as in the USA. She has received numerous awards and fellowships including the Emerging Artist Grant for Durham in 2013, Southern Arts Grant in the UK, and fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and the Key West Artist Residency.
Her work is in public and private collections in many countries, including Duke University, University of NC Chapel Hill, Fidelity Investments and UNC Rex Hospital.

Rachel is like a visual poet who writes about the everyday, but she is expressing her experience of life in paint. She frequently explores the urban landscapes of the American South, and of her homeland, New Zealand. Her images also invariably presuppose narratives. These often then combine to evoke the sense of belonging that we all long for, no matter what our particular environment might be.

Exhibitions

  • 2018 The Flipside of ordinary, Craven Allen Gallery Durham nc
  • 2017 At Home in the World, Craven Allen Gallery
  • 2016 Hidden Structures, Block Gallery Raleigh
  • 2019 Sweet, GreenHill Arts Center
  • 2018 Strangely Normal, Zinc contemporary Seattle

Education

  • 1984 Fine Arts/painting, Dunedin School Of Art
  • 1987 painting, Central Technical Art School Toronto

Links

The Front Porch
The Front Porch

AOA5668758: © Rachel Campbell / Bridgeman Images

Yogurt Kuchen with Margaret
Yogurt Kuchen with Margaret

AOA5668765: © Rachel Campbell / Bridgeman Images

Malindas Babies
Malindas Babies

AOA5668767: © Rachel Campbell / Bridgeman Images

Rupert and Sushi with Themes of Wood
Rupert and Sushi with Themes of Wood

AOA5668768: © Rachel Campbell / Bridgeman Images

The Plant in My toilet
The Plant in My toilet

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California
California

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In Memory of My Days Spent as a Lone Traveler
In Memory of My Days Spent as a Lone Traveler

AOA5669059: © Rachel Campbell / Bridgeman Images

Foster St I
Foster St I

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Then He Said there was Kindness There
Then He Said there was Kindness There

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You Love Them So They'll Leave
You Love Them So They'll Leave

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My Friends and Family and Other Sundries
My Friends and Family and Other Sundries

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Viv's Summer Buns
Viv's Summer Buns

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I Just Wanted to Paint a Blue Landscape
I Just Wanted to Paint a Blue Landscape

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The Frangipani Tree II
The Frangipani Tree II

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The Year Spring Sprung Early
The Year Spring Sprung Early

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Free Range in Suburbia
Free Range in Suburbia

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The Back Deck
The Back Deck

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All About Rupert
All About Rupert

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The Smell of Green Grass after Summer Rain
The Smell of Green Grass after Summer Rain

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Flowers From My Girlfriends
Flowers From My Girlfriends

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Hefe Kuchen
Hefe Kuchen

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Hwy 70
Hwy 70

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life as Art
life as Art

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Tears Over the Alps
Tears Over the Alps

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CaravansII
CaravansII

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Cakes
Cakes

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Malinda
Malinda

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Oranges for Christmas
Oranges for Christmas

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Lorna Just Always Wanted a Water Feature
Lorna Just Always Wanted a Water Feature

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The Season of the Sisters
The Season of the Sisters

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The View from the Bedroom
The View from the Bedroom

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The Day the Earth Moved
The Day the Earth Moved

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Kings on Foster
Kings on Foster

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The Garten Cafe
The Garten Cafe

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Morning Tea I
Morning Tea I

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morning tea II
morning tea II

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Lydia's
Lydia's

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Amys Last Meal Before India
Amys Last Meal Before India

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My Corner of East
My Corner of East

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Fall Downunder
Fall Downunder

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The Plant in My Toilet
The Plant in My Toilet

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The Cactus Garden
The Cactus Garden

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The Apartment
The Apartment

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Chickens
Chickens

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Durham from the Archives
Durham from the Archives

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Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is

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My Own Private Patio for Two
My Own Private Patio for Two

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Twas the Season II
Twas the Season II

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Summer in the Park
Summer in the Park

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Food Pride
Food Pride

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Frida and I on a Snow Day
Frida and I on a Snow Day

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That Guy in Starbucks with a Venti and a FitBit
That Guy in Starbucks with a Venti and a FitBit

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The Cacophony of the Shade Garden
The Cacophony of the Shade Garden

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Trailers of Key West
Trailers of Key West

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Falling on Morning Glory
Falling on Morning Glory

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Seriously Seeking Sweetness
Seriously Seeking Sweetness

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Lydia
Lydia

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Heating Instructions
Heating Instructions

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I can Hear the Fairies Clapping
I can Hear the Fairies Clapping

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Richmond House
Richmond House

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Frida and I on a Summers Day
Frida and I on a Summers Day

AOA5933867: © Rachel Campbell / Bridgeman Images

Lady Clothes
Lady Clothes

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No 6
No 6

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Bluebells
Bluebells

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Food Pride III
Food Pride III

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Summertimes
Summertimes

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