Critz Campbell III

 Critz Campbell III


  • Professor & Head

Art Discipline:

  • Fine Arts - Sculpture

Office: (662) 325-8926
102 Freeman Hall



Critz Campbell – Professor Critz Campbell is Head of the Department of Art at Mississippi State University. Professor Campbell earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A two-year CORE Fellowship followed his undergraduate degree at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, and another two years studying furniture design at Parnham College in the United Kingdom. Campbell maintains a studio practice in sculptural woodworking. His exhibition record includes the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York; the De Cordoba Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Campbell has received numerous awards and fellowships throughout his career. In 2020, he was awarded a federal Art in Architecture commission through the General Services Administration. Professor Campbell is a member of the National Association of Arts Administrators and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Penland School of Craft and the Mississippi Museum of Art.


  • MA Equivalent, Art, Parnham College, 1999
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990

Research interests:

Sculpture - Craft - Woodworking - Memory - The Deep South.

Areas of Expertise



(662) 325-2202

Building Construction Science

(662) 325-8305

Interior Design

(662) 325-0530

Dean's Office

(662) 325-5150