Nicole Campanello is an artist and photographer working in staged and documentary photography. A visual storyteller by nature, she creates narrative images based on her life experiences. In her work, she examines identity, the happenings of the inner life, as well as the influence of external experiences. Nicole grew up in the countryside of Yorkshire, in the UK. There she developed a sense of adventure, an inventive imagination, and a love for the arts. Drawing became a passion of hers as a young child, which evolved into photography during her teen years. At the age of 16, she moved back to Texas, her birthplace, where she went on to obtained her BA in Photography. Her work has since gained recognition, winning awards, featuring in publications, and is shown in exhibitions across the United States, as well as internationally.

 

EDUCATION

2009         BA Photography, Studio Art minor, summa cum laude , Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017         Search, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VA (Upcoming)

                Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN (Upcoming)

                A Surreal Vision, LoosenArt, Rome, Italy

                The Big Picture, Denver, CO

                Beyond the Selfie, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

                A Radical Light, Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, Roseburg, OR

                Feminine / Masculine, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

                Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX

                Photography Re-Imagined, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2016         Personal Narratives, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

                Stories, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

                Habitat, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

                Flight, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

                Water, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

                Red, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

                Dreams, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

2015         Magdalena, International House, New Orleans, LA

                Open, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

                Narrative Portraits, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

                Abstractions, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

                Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

                H20, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

                National Art Encounter, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL

2009         Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Huntsville, TX

                Mary Matteson-Parrish Gallery, Conroe TX

 

 

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

2017        The Visual Armistice, Plates to Pixels, Best of Show

               Translation Portfolio Feature, Dodho Magazine

               Don’t Take Pictures 

               Original Photographers

2016        In the Interim Portfolio Feature, Square Magazine, Issue #703

               Human Body, F-Stop Magazine

               Photolucida Critical Mass top 200

               Family, F-Stop Magazine interview + feature

               The Figure in the Landscape, L.A. Photo Curator, First Place

2015        Translation, Shoot Me Magazine, Issue #31

               Magdalena, International House, New Orleans, LA, Third Place and People’s Choice

               Open, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Visitor’s Award

               Abstractions, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Honorable Mention

               National Art Encounter, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL, First Place

2011        Diffusion: Unconventional Photography, Volume III – Group Showcase

2009        International Photography Awards, People/Family, Third Place

 

COLLECTIONS

International House, New Orleans, LA