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Lorna Simpson    (American, 1960)




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Biography
1960 Born in Brooklyn, NY
1983 BFA in Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1985 MFA in Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, CA
1989 Artists’ Space Board of Directors, New York, NY
1990 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY
1994 College Art Association
1998 Finalist, Hugo Boss Prize 1998, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY
2001 The Whitney Museum of American Art Award sponsored by Cartier and the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2003 Distinguished Artist-In-Residence, Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
2008 Women’s Art: Women’s Vision Honoree, National Women's History Project
Resides in Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions
2010 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
2008 Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
Mixed Emotions, Apuntes para une coleccion del signlo XXI, DA2 - Domus Artium 2002 Salamanca
2007 Beauty and the Blonde: An Exploration of American Art and Popular Culture, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
the BIG picture, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2006 Lorna Simpson, American Federation of the Arts traveling show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC (solo)
2005 Lorna Simpson: 31, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (solo)
Artists Interrogate: Race and Identity, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Bodies of Evidence: Work by Women of Color in the Museum’s Collection, The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Collection Remixed, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Collection, MoMA, New York, NY
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas
Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
Transcending Time: Recent Work by Bill Viola and Lorna Simpson, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Adams and 21 Eves: Women Photographers from the Vault, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2004 Beginning Here: 101 Ways, School of Visual Arts, NY
Public/Private, Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
Lorna Simpson, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio (solo)
Lorna Simpson: Videos and Photographs, Galerie Obadia, Paris, France (solo)
Lorna Simpson, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio (solo)
Lorna Simpson: 31, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (solo)
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (solo)
Lorna Simpson, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY (solo)
Lorna Simpson: Corridor, Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2003 Lorna Simpson, Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2001 Lorna Simpson, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000 Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson, Artist in Residence, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA (solo)
1999 Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Lorna Simpson, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan (solo)
1998 Call Waiting, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Lorna Simpson, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)
1997 Lorna Simpson, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Lorna Simpson: New Work Series, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (solo)
1996 Details, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
The Body and Deception, Galerie Wohn Maschine, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1995 Lorna Simpson, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Lorna Simpson, “Wigs,” Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO (solo)
1994 Standing in the Water, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, NY; The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Lorna Simpson: New Works, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1993 Lorna Simpson, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Works by Lorna Simpson, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (solo)
1992 Lorna Simpson, Temple Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Lorna Simpson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Works by Lorna Simpson, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Lorna Simpson: For the Sake of the Viewer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo traveling show)
Lorna Simpson, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Lorna Simpson: Words and Images, Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Institute for Music and Dance, Detroit, MI (solo)
1991 Lorna Simpson, Gallery of the Department of Art & Art History, Dana Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (solo)
Lorna Simpson, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Lorna Simpson, Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, Buffalo, NY (solo)
1990 Lorna Simpson: Projects 23, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
Lorna Simpson, Centre 38, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, CA (solo)
Lorna Simpson: Recent Phototexts,I 1989-90, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (solo)
Perspectives 15: Lorna Simpson, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (solo)
1989 Lorna Simpson/Matrix 107, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT (solo)
Lorna Simpson, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

Literature
2005 “April 2006 Preview: Lorna Simpson,” Art in America: Annual Guide, No. 7, August 2005, p. 45
2005 Copeland, Huey, “‘Bye, Bye Black Girl’: Lorna Simpson’s Figurative Retreat,” art journal, Vol. 64, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 62-78
2005 Derieux, Florence, “Lorna Simpson,” Flash Art, March-April 2005, pp. 122-123
2005 Hanor, Stephanie, “Collectors XX: Building A Museum Collection,” View, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, April/May/June 2005, p.3
2005 Julian, Betty, “Lorna Simpson,” Images Festival 2005 Guide [Toronto,Canada], pp. 47-49
2005 Lamoureux, Johanne, “From Form to Platform: The Politics of Representation and the Representation of Politics,” art journal,Vol. 64, No. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 65-73
2005 “Lorna Simpson, le noir dans la peau,” Le Figaro Littéraire, Thursday, January 20th, 2005
2005 MacSweeney, Eve, “Golden Year,” Vogue, Vol. 195, No. 4, April 2005, pp. 348-351
2005 Milroy, Sarah, “At The Galleries: Lorna Simpson,” The Globe And Mail, Friday, April 8th, 2005
2005 Nochlin, Linda, et. al. “The New Modern: Itineraries,” Art in America, March 2005, pp. 51-59
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