Mary-Ellen Campbell made the move to Caspar, California after a three-year grant as Visiting Artist and Artist-in-Residence at the Mendocino Art Center, from her native New York. She was a Full Professor of Art at New Jersey City University, NJ. for thirty-four years. She has taught Book Arts workshops across the US and abroad. Her education includes a BA in Art Education, St. John’s University,NY, an MA from Michigan State University, and an MFA from Pratt Institute, NY.
As a multidisciplinary artist who does graphics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, and mixed media work, she has had 16 national/international solo exhibitions and over 80 group and invitational shows. In 2004-05 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach Book Arts and Design in Thailand. Her works are in many special collections across the country. Mary-Ellen won 12 residencies since 2007 in Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Colorado, North Carolina, California, and Minnesota creating more than 75 books and mixed media artworks.