Fiona Campbell is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Somerset, UK. Born and brought up in Kenya, she studied Fine Art (sculpture) at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London, later gaining a PGCE at Exeter University. Fiona makes predominantly sculptural and installation work using mixed media, particularly discarded, found and reclaimed materials. Materiality and process are central to her practice. Her work is primarily hand-made using labour-intensive, instinctive building processes such as wrapping, weaving and layering – forms of 3d mark-making.
‘I am currently exploring connections between line, growth and energy, weaving drawings in space, treating line as object, creating hybrids that extend line from plane as 3d form, blurring boundaries between sculpture, drawing and installation. I am interested in universal life forms, organic primal structures, commonalities from micro to macro, metamorphosis and nature’s cyclical persistence.’
Fiona exhibits extensively, works to commission, runs community art projects and teaches art. In 2015 Fiona curated, managed and featured in an ambitious Arts Council funded project ‘step in stone‘ involving site-specific artscapes in quarries, linking culture and environment. In 2016 she created a 4m hand woven canopy as a focal piece for Sarah Eberle’s Viking Cruises Mekong Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which won gold and best artisan garden. Fiona regularly shows with Maureen Michaelson Gallery, London. Awards include the Environmental Award for Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail ’14, first prize Atkinson Gallery Summer Show ’11, and DSWF 3d Wildlife Artist of the Year ’09. She was highly commended for her work as Green Capital Artist in Residence ’12, culminating in exhibitions at the Arnolfini, Harbour and Create Centre, Bristol. Fiona is a Somerset Art Works Rep, trustee of Black Swan Arts, Frome and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University.
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