Photo of Susan Campbell
Photo of Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

Graphic Design, Installation and Intervention, Digital Photography and Video


Susan Campbell is an interdisciplinary designer working at the intersection of lens-based media, installation and intervention. Campbell investigates signs and patterns of urban intensification as played out on development sites, parking lots and public sidewalks. Her work frequently explores physical mapping practices as a means to interpret and reflect on the design dynamics found within the urban landscape, confronting issues caused by the intensification of development. Using codes such as floor plans and clearance zones, Campbell re-organizes space into performative zones.


MFA, Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media & Design, OCAD University

PGDip, Digital Media, Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT), Ireland

BA (Hons), Design in Digital Media, Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Ireland

Selected Exhibitions

2021: Palimpsests of Place: Echoes of the Blank Slate in the Urban Landscape, 
Craft Council Gallery NL, St. John’s, Newfoundland

2021: Unmapped: A Synthesis of Urban Patterns, 
Critical Mass, A Centre for Contemporary Art, Port Hope, Ontario

2019: TAG, Juried Exhibition
Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent, Ontario

2019: We Made (Pretend) Plans, 
Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri 

2019: Parting Lines II
, Continuing Studies Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

2017: The Nth Degree, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri

2017: Workaday, Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2017: Durham Reach 50th Anniversary, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

2017: 2 Rooms Revisited, Graduate Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

2016: Zonification, Gallery A, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

2016: Architectonic, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Newfoundland

2015: Tracing Ambiguity, XIT-RM, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario

2013: theSHOW.13, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario

2013: VAM | 35th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario

Awards \ Grants

Going Solo Award, The Nth Degree at the Foundry Art Centre in Missouri 2017

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant 2016

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant 2015

OAC Visual Artist Grant 2015

1st Place Award, VAM35 at Art Gallery of Mississauga 2013

Winning Proposal, Design and Installation, PARK(ing) Day Event for Port Credit BIA 2012


2012: PARK(ing) Day Installation, Port Credit BIA and City of Mississauga, Ontario