Anna Campbell

Position title: Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, and Art History


3315 Sterling Hall

Anna Campbell headshot

Photograph by Lola Flash for the 2019 Queer|Art Community Portrait Project.

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Using sculpture, site-specific installation and the design of ephemera, Anna Campbell’s work deconstructs signifiers of gender and heteronormativity. Appropriated and abstracted references to domestic spaces, gay bars and building construction are employed to access new attachments of possibility and desire. Her work has been featured in Queer Holdings: A Survey of the Leslie-Lohman Collection (Hirmer Verlag, 2019), Erica Rand’s “Hip Openers: On the Visuals of Gendering Athleticism,” in Queer Difficulties in Art and Poetry: Re-thinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2017),, the,,, and the Chicago Reader.  Campbell has been in residence at ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), FIAR (Fire Island Artist Residency), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Ox-Bow, and the Vermont Studio Center. Campbell is an Affiliate of the Art Department and the Center for Visual Cultures.


Gen&WS 340: Topics in LGBTQ Sexuality: Contemporary Queer Art and Visual Culture
GEN&WS 410: Special Topics in Gender and Visual Culture: Feminist Art and Visual Culture


Dress Rehearsal for a Dream Sequence, Participant, Inc. New York, NY (Lia Gangitano, curator, forthcoming, 2022)

Prototype for a Dream Sequence, Able Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI (Lauren Miller, curator), 2020

Apparatus for a Dream Sequence, (Beth A. Zinsli, curator) Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, 2018

Etiquette Kit, BOSI Contemporary, New York, NY, 2015
Under Water Into the Sunset, Window Into Houston: Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, TX, 2013
The Slow Club, ACRE Projects and Parlour on Clark, Chicago, IL, 2012


Idol Worship, SmackMellon, Brooklyn, NY (Emily Colucci, curator, 2019)

Queer Paranormal, Bennington College, Bennington, VT (Jillian Brodie, Cindy Smith and Rachel Stevens, curators, 2019)

Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility, (Osman Can Yerebakan, curator) Agnes Aviris Art Center, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, 2017
Let Me Be an Object that Screams, (Matt Morris, curator) Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2017
Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting (Rob Hugh Rosen and Branden Wallace, curators), Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY, 2017
New Grounds, (juried) International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, Mangalia, Romania, 2017
Working Forces (Jehra Patrick, curator), Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2016
Almost Home (invitational), Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI, 2016
Do You Hear What I Hear? (Anthony Elms, curator) AIR Gallery, New York, NY, 2016
Body, Body, Bodies…(juried), SOMarts, San Francisco, CA, 2014


Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY (site-specific, permanent installation)
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
MoMA Library, New York, NY
Center For Book Arts, New York, NY