Anthony Campuzano is known for his use of found language in his drawings, taking text from such sources as newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, song lyrics, even notes from his mother in which he replicates her meticulous cursive. He views drawing as an outlet for fandom, exuberant sharing, storytelling, and homage. For Campuzano, homage is democratic and wide-ranging. Drawings are composed around an assortment of people, famous and anonymous: from 1960s actresses such as Rita Tushingham to the early 20th century Cubist artist George Braque to a child of artistic promise whom Campuzano taught during a summer camp art program. Campuzano’s experience of working in a newsstand as a teenager enveloped by the glut of images and words featured on magazine covers and tabloids had a profound influence on him and continues to impact his art in the present. Book covers, record albums, and film advertising—the graphic design of popular culture—similarly filter into Campuzano’s practice.
His work has been exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; White Columns and Churner & Churner (both in New York). He has been included in group exbitions at venues including FLAG Art Foundation, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Salon 94 (all in New York); Fleisher/Ollman, Elkins Gallery at Tyler School of Art, and the Free Library (all in Philadelphia); Atlanta Contemporary, GA; ICA Maine College of Art, Portland; and Good Weather, Little Rock, AR, among others. Campuzano received his BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and is a 2009 recipient of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, and Mark Mahosky’s works are on view at Offsite at Fitler Club through 2020 for its inaugural Artists in Residence program.
Drawing workshop led by Anthony Campuzano
December 2, 2018
Pennsylvania Academy of the FIne Arts
Anthony Campuzano: Venture Inward in Artnet News
Edith Newhall in The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Barnes Foundation
Jun 30–Oct 2, 2017
In 2014 artist Mohamed Bourouissa invited Philadelphia artists, including Anthony Campuzano & Kate Abercrombie, and Billy Dufala, to create costumes for the horses in a horse tuning event he was filming at a North Philadelphia stable. The resulting film, costumes, and ephemera have been exhibited at Kamel Mennnour, Paris; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and are currently on view at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.
FLAG Art Foundation
June 1 - August 11, 2017
Campuzano's piece 'Forecast,' is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the first time since it was acquired by the Young Friends for the museum in 2013. All are welcome to a discussion and presentation of the work with Campuzano and Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Amanda Sroka.
Artist Talk with Anthony Campuzano
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Starts at 7:15 p.m.
Location: Gallery 179
Free after admission to the museum
Anthony Campuzano is included in RE(a)D at Nathalie Karg Gallery, curated by Ryan Steadman.
May 10–June 21, 2015
Nathalie Karg Gallery
291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts
1400 N. American St., Philadelphia
Aug 14–Sep 13, 2014
Curated by Timothy Belknap, Ryan McCartney and Anna Neighbor, Begin Where You Are features 32 Philadelphia-based artists, including Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, Becky Suss and Paul Swenbeck.
Kate Abercrombie and Anthony Campuzano, and RAIR Philly (with Billy Dufala) will costume two of the horses for this weekend's Horse Tuning Expo, created by artist Mohamed Bourouissa.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
2626 Fletcher St. Philadelphia, PA 19132
Free and open to the public
Ryan Steadman on Anthony Campuzano at Churner and Churner.
"Galleries: Artist-curator builds a show around a collection of dice."
—Edith Newhall in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Anthony Campuzano, Bessma Khalaf, Esperanza Mayobre, Chris Mottalini, Odili Donald Odita, Mariah Robertson, Tyler Rowland, and Malick Sidibe
August 2-September 1, 2012
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 West 20th Street
Gallery artist Anthony Campuzano is included in:
Drawn to Disaster
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
June 22 – Sunday, August 7, 2011
In this age of the 24-hour news cycle the media bombards us with sensationalist imperatives, looking towards the next storyline, ignoring the vulnerability of those left behind when journalists leave. In this exhibition artists examine the ephemerality of news reports and conjure the complexities of disorder, anger, and optimism that can follow disaster.
Featuring work by: Anthony Campuzano, Dave McKenzie, Christian Holstad, Carlos Motta, Sun Xun, Dominic McGill, Stacy Howe, Deb Sokolow, Yael Bartana, Daniel Guzmán, and Lisi Raskin.
Gallery artist Anthony Campuzano is opening a solo exhibition at Churner and Churner on Thursday, May 5. “Waters’ March” features new drawings in which Campuzano combines found texts with his own writings about personal experiences.
Churner & Churner
205 10th Ave (between 22nd and 23rd Street)
Frank Bramblett has taught at Tyler School of Art for the past 38 years. As a small gesture of appreciation, a group of his former students will exhibit artwork made with Frank in mind.
Anthony Campuzano, gallery artist,will have on view a new sculptural piece made specifically for the exhibition.
August 27 - September 21, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, August 27, 7-9
The Elkins Estate
1750 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
This July, Anthony Campuzano will transform ICA's second floor gallery into a free form art school and working artists' studio, both free and open to the public. Campuzano has invited peers (including gallery artists and friends Kate Abercrombie and Jack Sloss), mentors, professors and other special guests to provide art instruction in various media, discuss past and current projects, screen favorite videos and films, and contribute work on view throughout the month. Grounding this program is a series of re-staged lessons that Campuzano found formative in his development as a young artist. Classes start July 1. The full schedule is available here.
Ann Landi, of ARTnews, wrote about Campuzano's upcoming project in the magazine's
Edith Newhall reviews Jennifer Levonian and Anthony Campuzano at Fleisher/Ollman, and Levonian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Read the review here.
Organized by Stamatina Gregory
January 8 - February 13, 2010
Opens January 8 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Read-Only-Memory brings together works by Anthony Campuzano, Graham Dolphin, and Molly Larkey, all of which incorporate acts of analogue transcription. Characterized by the meticulous, almost devotional labor of recreating found, journalistic, pop, or literary texts, these works stand as extreme acts of obsolete protocol, investigating the lapses of time and information between reading, writing, and reception.
Independent curator Stamatina Gregory recently completed the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellowship at the ICA in Philadelphia and curated a large group exhibition of contemporary photography at the FLAGArt Foundation. She is also a doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York.
621 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
An exhibition, organized by Aaron Krach, featuring artists whose use text "to say nice things" includes gallery artists, Anthony Campuzano, Alex Da Corte and Mark Mahosky.
Other artists in the show include: Nicole Docimo, Alyssa Duhe, Carl Ferrero, Dana Frankfort, Patrick Fry, Incidental, Chris Johanson, Cary Leibowitz, Gillian MacCleod, Heath Nash, Jack Pierson, Megan Plunkett, Franklin Preston, Trevor Reese, Alyce Santoro, Reed Siefer, Sighn,Micky Smith, Charlie Welch, Shawn Wolfe.
Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25
1pm – 6pm
206 Rivington Street, #4D (between Ridge and Pitt)
New York, NY 10002
Fleisher/Ollman is pleased to spread the good news that the following old friends, new friends and amazing artists have been named the 2009 Pew Fellows:
Marc Brodzik, Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, Daniel Heyman, Ken Kalfus, Jennifer Levonian, Robert Matthews, Frances McElroy, Ben Peterson, Marco Roth, Ryan Trecartin, Nami Yamamoto
Pew Fellowships in the Arts, a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, was established by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1991 and awards grants to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual and literary disciplines.
Touch Sensitive is Anthony Campuzano's first major museum outing. Touch Sensitive is an apt name for what promises to be an informative and engaging exhibition of new and select drawings, products of the artists intense collecting, scrutinizing, distillation of news, personal notes, history, obituaries, and popular culture. Anthony's ability to make meaningful connections between disparate things and to generate a significant personal resonance between the viewer and his many famous and not so famous subjects, nears a place of sweet perfection. Simultaneously, the artist makes you feel anonymous, famous, important, young, old, fragile and invincible. Do see the show.
Anthony Campuzano, maker of amazing and obsessive distillations of news, phrases, history, and the like, was the featured on the NADA Emerging Artist Page in September's L Magazine.
Gallery artist Anthony Campuzano has contributed two works to the Chris Churchill-curated exhibition 'Everything Else' at Franklin Parrasch Gallery from June 17th to August 30th. The fourth in a series of exhibitions dedicated to human evolution and the creative process, artists this time include Jason Adkins, Bryan Bowie, Jason Frazier, Misaki Kawai, KAWS, Michael J. Kelly, Wook Kim, Wes Lang, Sandra Eula Lee, Rebecca Potts, George Stoll, Keith Tallett, Xavier Vellhan, Jocko Weyland, and Jesse Wine. The delightful Parrasch gallery is located at 20 West 57th Street, New York City, on the Seventh floor, and on the web at franklinparrasch.com
3 Fleisher/Ollman artists are featured in two innovative summer shows at the moment. Find Anthony Campuzano and Felipe Jesus Consalvos at Adam Baumgold Gallery, 74 East 79th Street in New York City, participating in 'Text Messaging,' a show of words in pictures. Those in London would do well to visit David Risley Gallery for 'The Citadel,' a living room environment, fully inhabitable, containing, among many other fine works, two delicate James Castle interiors. New York runs until August 15th, while London closes July 1st.
"Good Funky Miles," FOG's summer show, it's a poem it's up and it looks lovely. In other less horn-blowing news, gallery artists Anthony Campuzano and Felipe Jesus Consalvos have works in the group show "Text Messaging" at Adam Baumgold Gallery, uptown in Manhattan. The show will be up there until August 15th. "Good Funky Miles" will be up until the end of July, and we'll reopen proper on 19th September. Thanks again!
Cross-pollination in Philadelphia is an interesting new development, and we are very happy to announce that gallery artist Anthony Campuzano will be appearing at the Cerealart Project Room in '25 x 25,' an exhibition of 25 works from the last 25 years by 25 artists who have shown with or are associated with White Columns, New York. It's a world-class roster, and full details can be found on http://www.cerealart.com. Curated by White Columns' Matthew Higgs and Amie Scally, the show runs from November 17th to January 17th.
Anthony Campuzano's "Portrait of Kathy Change" and Isaac Resnikoff's "Geode" were purchased this month for the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, one of the foremost collections of American Art in the world. First-rate recent works both, see them there in the immediate months.
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is delighted to announce the inclusion of Anthony Campuzano in "Choplogic", a three-person exhibition of work from Melissa Brown, Campuzano and Amy Wilson.
New works include a reworked version of the UN Meditation Room from "The Police Are Here" and drawings concerning Siousxie and The Banshees, The Fall of the early 1990s, and the Bush administration.
June 29th-August 11th
134 Tenth Avenue, New York