American artist Peter Campus (born in 1937 in New York) is one of the most influential pioneers of video art
, along with artists like Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik
, Joan Jonas, Vito Acconci
and Bill Viola
. The latter helped Campus install his first major exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse (NY) in 1974. Throughout his career, Peter Campus has produced videos, installations, and a large body of photographic work. In his recent video work, he makes use of digital techniques to work on the image, pixel by pixel, rather like a painter. Using an extremely high-definition digital camera, Peter Campus pursues his current work. A large number of his works are featured in some of the world's greatest contemporary art museums.