Jon Campbell was born in 1982 in Kingston, New York. His mother, Nancy Campbell, being a painter, exposed Jon to painting at the age of two, when he would watch her paint watercolors in her attic studio. He attended the Woodstock School of Art (1997-2005), the School of Visual Arts (2001-2002), and the School of Art+Design at SUNY Purchase College (2004-2006), from where he received his B.F.A. In May 2007, Jon re-located to Berlin, Germany, to expand his artistic and cultural experience, and his visual palette. His exhibitions in Germany and across Europe have included his emotionally charged paintings and more recently (2010,2011) geometric tapestries.