Colin Campbell

Born in Reston, Manitoba, 1942, Colin Campbell was one of Canada's pioneer video artists. He received his BFA from the University of Manitoba (Gold Medal) and his MFA from Claremont Graduate School, California. He was active in the artist-run centre movement in Canada and in AIDS-related support work. He taught at the Ontario College of Art and at the University of Toronto. His work was exhibited internationally from the mid-1970s, including the 1980 Venice Biennale. In 1990 the Winnipeg Art Gallery organized a national touring retrospective of his videotapes (1972-90). His first film, Skin, premiered at the Festival of Festivals, Toronto, in 1991. Campbell died on October 31, 2001, in Toronto.