Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson (b.1960, Brooklyn, NY) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Studied at University of California, San Diego, CA (1985) and School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (1983). Simpson belongs to a generation of American artists whose work emphasises questions of race, gender and sexuality. Re-examining photography as a conceptual medium, Lorna Simpson’s works also explore the experience of African American women and the systems of discrimination that exist in mainstream, contemporary society. Select solo exhibitions include Lorna Simpson: Lorna Simpson, Salon 94, New York, NY (2016); Lorna Simpson, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (2016); Art Basel - Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland (2015); Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Great Britain (2014); Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA (2014); Lorna Simpson traveling exhibition, Jeu De Paume, Paris, France (2013); and Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2013). Select group exhibitions include First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, MA (2016); The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA (2016); Invisible Adversaries: Marieluise Hessel Collection, Bard-Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, New York (2016); Making & Unmaking, Camden Arts Center, London, UK (2016); Intersections: Photographs and Video from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (2016); and Citizens and States - Tate Modern Displays, Tate Modern, London, UK (2016).

Last updated: 10.05.2017

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