Anthony Campuzano

2009 Pew Fellow

Anthony Campuzano, 2009 Pew Fellow. Directed by Glenn Holsten.

“I just don’t want to make pretty things.”

Anthony Campuzano (b. 1975) is known for his use of found language in his drawings, using text from such sources as newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, the covers of paperback novels, and song lyrics. He distills this language into succinct phrases that express a particular mood or capture the essence of an important headline. “I just don’t want to make pretty things,” he says. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; Churner & Churner Gallery, New York; and White Columns, New York. Some of his group exhibitions include Broad Shoulders & Brotherly Love, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; Rich Text, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery; Drawing in the World, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Update, White Columns, New York; and Chop Logic, Bellwether Gallery, New York. Campuzano received his B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. In 2012, he participated in the Center’s White Box Residencies project, designed by Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, and also in the Center’s Shelf Life project.


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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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