Keith Campbell - Arts and Culture Wall of Fame

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Keith Campbell was born in 1947 in Hamilton, Ontario. He moved, to Niagara Falls, Ontario, in 1951 where he
lived until 1967.
In 1970, Keith graduated from Sheridan College School of Design where he attained a three year diploma in
Glass and Ceramics. He was the first graduate of Glass in Canada. Since graduating Keith has worked as a
ceramics and glass instructor at several Colleges including Mohawk, St. Clair, Sheridan, George Brown, and
Canadore. Notably he developed the Ceramics Program for George Brown and developed the Ceramic
Technician Program & Fine Craft and Design Program at Canadore.
Keith has had a longstanding relationship with Canadore College. In 1977, he was part of the original group
who created a northern Ontario summer school “Artsperience” and continued his work with the program for
over 25 years. He was a Professor/Artist in Residence from 2004 to 2009 and a full time Studio Artist since
2009.
Campbell has had numerous solo exhibitions and has shown his works in 280 exhibitions nationally and
internationally. Keith’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, the
Archives of Ontario, the National Museum of Civilization, and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. In 1997, he
created works specifically for Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to North Bay. In 2000, he created a
Scholarship at Canadore College, with the proceeds he earned from the sale of pieces designed for the
Queen’s visit.
Keith has received 53 awards and honors including the Governor General's Award in 1993 (Canada's 125th
Commemorative Medal), The John Mather Medal for his contributions to Craft in Ontario, the presentation of
an Eagle Feather by the Ojibwa First Nations, and the bestowment of Artist in Residence Emeritus from
Canadore College.