Fiona Campbell is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Somerset, UK. Born and bred in Kenya, she graduated from the Byam Shaw School of Art, London (Fine Art, sculpture – distinction), later gaining a PGCE at Exeter University. Fiona makes predominantly sculptural and installation work using mixed media including found and reclaimed materials, steel, copper, lead, wire, twine, paper and wax. Her work reflects an interest in relationships within the natural world, its interconnectedness and life’s cyclical persistence; textured, woven, primal forms, often in a state of emergence, growth or metamorphosis. Fiona’s sculptures are often approached as drawings in space, the linear structures and layers becoming a form of 3d mark making.
Fiona exhibits extensively, works to commission, runs community projects, and teaches art. Awards include the Environmental Award for Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail ’14, Atkinson Gallery Summer Show ’11, and DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year ’09. Fiona was highly commended for her work as Green Capital Artist in Residence ’12, culminating in exhibitions at the Arnolfini, Harbour and Create Centre, Bristol. Other site-specific work includes the Voyages commission at Contains Art ’14, the Abundance commission ’13 via Somerset Art Works, and sculpture trail at Stourhead National Trust Estate ’11 with the Scraptors, of which she was a co-founder/member. Fiona recently curated, managed and featured in an ambitious Arts Council funded art in quarries project ‘step in stone‘, summer ’15. Last year she created a 4m hand woven canopy as a focal piece for Sarah Eberle’s Viking Cruises Mekong Garden, Chelsea Flower Show ’16, which won gold and best artisan garden. Fiona regularly shows with Maureen Michaelson Gallery, London; she is a Somerset Art Works Rep, trustee of Black Swan Arts, Frome and is currently studying for an MA (Fine Art) at Bath Spa University.
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