Tammi Campbell’s paintings are made entirely from acrylic paint, including the trompe l'oeil bubble wrap and tape that enclose them. Through meticulous research, she creates hyperrealistic stand-ins of historical works. Campbell’s mummified compositions literally envelope and secure the male-dominated modernist and minimalist canons, paying homage to the past while simultaneously taking it hostage.
Tammi Campbell was born in 1974. She holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada.
Over the past ten years, Campbell has shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and the United States, including at: Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles, California (2019); Arsenal, New York City (2019); the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada (2015); the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Toronto, Canada (2014); the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, California (2013); Mercer Union in Toronto, Canada (2013); and the Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal, Quebec (2013).
Campbell participated in the Canadian Biennale 2014 at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. She also participated in the 30th International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-St-Paul in Quebec.
Her work is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including: the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; the University of Saskatchewan Art Collection in Saskatoon, Canada; the Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group in Toronto, Canada; and Banque Nationale du Canada in Montreal, Quebec.
Campbell lives and works in Montreal, Canada.