Through the medium of fiber art Fern manifests her psyche and satirical view of her
surroundings, simultaneously exploring the correlation between these two realms. She uses her work to express our Zeitgeist filled with spam and cyber sex, substance abuse and excess, toxic relationships and feminine
divinity. In a naive style, a childlike mix of pop- and outsider art, Fern processes her life experiences and depicts personal anecdotes in the form of tapestry. Resembling a painting but textured soft like a carpet, her work is a homogeneous mix of fine art and handicraft. Fern‘s most recent work focuses on the hardships of self-set boundaries towards the people loved most. Not really aware of the borders between good and evil, medication and addiction. Fern explores her personal and digital realities and engages with them through carpet tufting, punching and textile applique. She appreciates the fast and passionate work these techniques allow her to do. They enable her to apply lines, structures and forms intuitively, spontaneously and completely freely.
Fern Liberty Kallenbach Campbell is a German-American artist. Born in New York 1995, growing up in Berlin and based in Halle (Saale) since 2015. She completed her bachelor in communication design with the focus on Illustration at the Burg Giebichenstein under the tutelage of Georg Barber. Currently she pursues a Diploma in the textile arts class of Caroline Achaintre. Fern's work has been shown in Berlin, Halle, Erfurt, Prag, Moscow, London, Antwerp, Brussels and Geneva.
Design Prize for best Idea/Concept of the Year 2020/2021
The clinic for eye heath and cornea transplants in Halle (Saale) called out students from the Burg Giebichenstein to hand in a piece of work under the topic 'Wiedersehen' (See you again)
Graphic design software
determination and commitment
stamina and a willingness to put in long hours
Green card holder / US working permit
Potentially open to relocate