Critz Campbell earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), in 1990. The SAIC then designated him a post-graduate exchange student at the Arco Centro de Communicao Visual in Lisbon. That assignment was followed by two years at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, and another two years at Parnham House with John Makepeace.
Campbell is now the owner of b9 design llc., of West Point, Mississippi. He has served on the faculty of the SAIC and is currently assistant professor of sculpture at Mississippi State University. He has shown in Inside Design Now at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York; Furniture Future Tense at the De Cordoba Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York; and Seven Days—Seven Nights in the LIMN Gallery of San Francisco. Campbell has also won awards from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.