Mary-Ellen Campbell lives in Manhattan and maintains a studio in rural NY. She is a Full Professor in Communication Design in the Art Department at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ., where she has taught for thirty 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 in Art Practice from Michigan State University, and an MFA in Printmaking 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 75 group and invitational exhibitions including those in NY, NJ and national galleries and in Thailand and Nicaragua. An avid international traveler and teacher, she has been a visiting lecturer at Huazhong U, China, Universidas Centroamericana, Nicaragua, The Universities of Cape Town, Pretoria and South Africa and at five Universities in Thailand. In 2004-05 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant to Thailand. Mary-Ellen won 5 residencies to do Book Arts in 2007 in Costa Rica, Colorado, N. Carolina, California and Minnesota creating more than 50 books. She is currently working on several editions of her books of poetry.