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Lorna Simpson
www.lsimpsonstudio.com



Biography

Born in 1960, Brooklyn, New York

Lives in Brooklyn, New York



Education

1985 M.F.A. in Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, CA

Solo exhibitions

2016
- Focus : Lorna Simpson , The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA

2015
- Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland

2014
- Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover (Massachusetts)
- Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Newcastle, UK

2013
- Jeu de Paume, Paris
- Haus der Kunst, Munich
- Works on paper , Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

2010
- Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2009
- New work, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

2008
- Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY

2007
- Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan,
- Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY,
- Lorna Simpson: Duet, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2006
- Lorna Simpson, the 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.,

2005
- Lorna Simpson: 31, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

2004
- Videos / Photographies, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Lorna Simpson, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio,
- Lorna Simpson, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio,

2004

CORRIDOR,Wohnmaschine, Berlin
LORNA SIMPSON, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY.
LORNA SIMPSON: 31, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.


2003

LORNA SIMPSON, Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
LORNA SIMPSON, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


2002

LORNA SIMPSON, CAMEOS AND APPEARANCES, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
LORNA SIMPSON: 31, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
LORNA SIMPSON, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
LORNA SIMPSON, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Salamanca, Spain (inaugural and traveling exhibition)


2001

Presentation House Gallery Vancouver, Canada
SCENARIOS: RECENT WORK BY LORNA SIMPSON, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; and The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Sean Kelly Gallery, NY


2000

SCENARIOS: RECENT WORK BY LORNA SIMPSON, Artist in Residency, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
1999 SCENARIOS: RECENT WORK BY LORNA SIMPSON, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN,
LORNA SIMPSON, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan


1998

CALL WAITING, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
LORNA SIMPSON, CALL WAITING, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LORNA SIMPSON, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain


1997

LORNA SIMPSON, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY
LORNA SIMPSON: INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, FULL/EMPTY, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
LORNA SIMPSON: NEW WORK SERIES, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL


1996

DETAILS, Karen McCready Fine Art, NY
THE BODY AND DECEPTION, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany


1995

LORNA SIMPSON, Sean Kelly, NY
LORNA SIMPSON, ‘WIGS,’ Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
LORNA SIMPSON, Cohen/Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
LORNA SIMPSON, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
9 PROPS: A NEW EDITION BY LORNA SIMPSON, Richard Levy Gallery/21 Steps Edition; Albuquerque, NM
WIGS: AN INSTALLATION OF PRINTS ON FELT, Richard Levy Gallery, Alburquerque, NM
LORNA SIMPSON: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS, Manchester Craftsmen’s Art Guild, Pittsburgh, PA



Group exhibitions

2017
- Mir Ist Das Leben Lieber, Weserburg/Museum Fur moderne kunst, Bremen, Germany
- Soulèvements, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
- PhotoLab 2: women speaking art, Institut canadien de la photographie du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Canada
- Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA

2016
- Greater New York 2015 , MOMA PS1, New York, USA
- I am your sister, tête-à-tête, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Nothing personal: Zoe Leonard, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Gallery 188, Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, USA
- 30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- Who We Be, Cantors Arts Center, Stanford University, USA
- Contemporary Redux, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, USA
- Citizens and States - Tate Modern Displays, Tate Modern, London, UK
- Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
- Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
- CAPP At 10: The Shape of Remembering, Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
- Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
- Belief + Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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2015
- All the world's futures, Arsenale, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy
- Portraits and other likenesses from SFMOMA, SFMOMA/MoAD, San Francisco, CA, USA
- Et autres identités..., Pavillon Vendôme-Centre d'art contemporain, Clichy, France
- African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, USA
- Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions,, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
- America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
- In Light of the Past: 25 Years of Photography at the National Gallery of Art, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
- Nero su Bianco, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
- Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA
- Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic, Sonoma County Museum of Art, Sonoma, USA
- MATRIX, The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, USA
- ICA Collection: In Context, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
- The Art Show, Park Avenue Armory, USA
- Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from 1960s to the Present, Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL, USA
- Light Borne in Darkness: Photography Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, USA
- I Like it Like This, MASH-UP The Dialogue of Music and Black American Contemporary Art, S/2 Sotheby’s, New York, NY
- Salon Style, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
- A Life Journey, The Granary, Sharon, CT, USA

2014
- Body Doubles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
- Speaking of People: Ebony, jet and Contemporary Art, Studio Museum, Harlem, USA
- Civil Rights: We have it in our power to begin the world over again, oid Gallery in Derry, Ireland
- Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, MCA Chicago, USA
- The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize show, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

2013
- Out (o) Fashion Photography : Embracing Beauty, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington

2012
- Hors les murs, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Straddled : selections from the permanent collection, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama
- Blues for smoke, MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA
- Seeing is Believing : a History of Photography , Harvard Art Museum

2011
- 30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

2010
- Portraits, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
- Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, UK

2009
- Dress Codes, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
- Nos, Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Undercover, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
- Locks in Translation, A.I.R. Gallery II, Brooklyn, NY

2008
- Group show, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Archive Fever, The International Center of Photography Enwezor, New York

2007
- Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, Spelman College Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

2006
- Into Me/Out of Me, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin,
- Black Alphabet, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warschau, Polen,
- In Sight, MoCP - Museum of Contemporary Photography Columbia College Chicago,
- Big Juicy Paintings (and more), Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
- Masquerade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2005
- Greater New York Show, PS1/Moma, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and staff, w/catalog (essay by Sarah Keesler), Queens, New York,
- Artists Interrogate: Race and Identity, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.,
- Bodies of Evidence: Contemporary Perspectives, 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,

2004
- Adams and 21 Eves: Women Photographers from the Vault, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA,
- Beginning Here: 101 Ways, School of Visual Arts, NY,
- Public/Private, Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand,
- Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.,
- Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain,
- Depicting Love, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany,
- Collection in Context, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY,
- Conversations: Text and Image, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL,
- Lorna Simpson and Bill Viola, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College,
- Open House: Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY,
- Soft Edge, The MCA, Chicago, IL.,

2003

THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE: SCULPTURES FROM THE FIA’S COLLECTION, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI.
IMPERFECT INNOCENCE, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL.
From the Collection of Norrece T. Jones, Jr., Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA.
PUBLIC/PRIVATE/TUMATANUI/TUMATAITI, The Second Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand.
IMAGE STREAM, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH. Taktiken des Ego, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.
ONLY SKIN DEEP: VISIONS OF THE AMERICAN SELF, International Center of Photography, New York, NY.
YANKEE REMIX, MassMoCA, North Adams, MA


2002

RETROSPECTACLE, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Co

FRAGILITE, Printemps de septembre, Toulouse
Group Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina,Greensboro, NC
MIAMI CURRENTS: LINKING COLLECTION AND COMMUNITY, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
DOCUMENTA XI, Kassel, Germany
WHITNEY BIENNIAL, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
CAMERA: WOMEN, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ.
SURROUNDING INTERIORS: VIEWS INSIDE THE CAR, Davis Museum of Art, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.
EMBRACING THE PRESENT; The UBS Paine Webber Art Collection, The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
ART DOWNTOWN, Wall Street Rising, New York, NY


2001

CAMERA: WOMEN, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
SIX CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, The Clifford Gallery at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
RED, BLACK, AND GREEN, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.
mis.com, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A WAY WITH WORDS: SELECTIONS FROM THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Whitney Museum of American art at Philip Morris, New York, NY.
I’M THINKING OF A PLACE, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
RE-LOCATION: ON MOVING, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY.


2000

OPEN ENDS: ACTUAL SIZE, The Museum of Modern Art, NY.
InSite2000, Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA.
Converge, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.
CORCORAN BIENNIAL 2000, The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC.
ACTUAL SIZE, The Museum of Modern Art, NY.
INSITES: INTERIOR SPACES IN CONTEMPORARY ART, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, CT.
CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
BEYOND THE PRESS: INNOVATIONS IN PRINT, Hand Workshop Arts Center, Richmond, VA.
RIVERS OF SPIRIT: ART WOMEN OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Champaign, IL.
THE 46TH BIENNIAL EXHIBITION MEDIA/METAPHOR, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC.
PHOTOGRAPHY NOW, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.


1999

ART WORLDS IN DIALOGUE, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
ART IN THE NEWS, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.
REGARDING BEAUTY: A VIEW OF THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.
IMPACT: REVEALING SOURCES FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
TRANSMUTE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
OTHER NARRATIVES, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.
MATRIX/BERKELEY: 20 YEARS, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
MCM – Y2K: A CENTURY OF ART ON PAPER, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA.
PHOTO IMAGE: PRINTMAKING 60 TO 90'S, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
ART AND IDENTITY: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE NEW SCHOOL, curated by Lisa E. Farrington, New School, NY.
BETRAYAL OF MEANS/MEANS OF BETRAYAL, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, VT.
DECADES IN DIALOGUE: PERSPECTIVES ON THE MCA COLLECTION, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
SELECTIONS FROM THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN ART, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
THE AMERICAN CENTURY: ART AND CULTURE, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
RE/RIGHTING HISTORY, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY.
IN THE BLOOD, exhibition that accompanied the opening of the play written by Susan-Lori Parks, The Public Theater, NY.
INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL, New York Studio Events, NY.
CON(TEXT): WORDS, TEXT, AND MEANING IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY.
ARTISTS SPACE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING BENEFIT, Artists Space, NY.
MIRROR'S EDGE, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden


1998

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 1998, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Soho, NY.
INVISIBLE LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY AND CLASSIFICATION IN ART, SCIENCE AND THE EVERYDAY, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
PHOTOIMAGE: PRINTMAKING 60S TO 90S, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; traveled to Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA.
HISTORIES (RE)MEMBERED: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, Paine Webber Art Gallery, NY (selections from the Permanent Collection of The Bronx Museum of the Arts )
EL CAMPO EXPANDIDO, Graphics Studio, Colecciones del Contemporary Art Museum y de Graphicstudio, University of South Flordia, FL
DEFINING EYE: WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, traveled to The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM; The Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, MA; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
ARCHITECTURE AND THE MODERN MASK, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany
MYSTERIOUS VOYAGES; EXPLORING THE SUBJECT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, InSite '98, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
BRAND NEW EDITIONS, Karen McCready Fine Art, NY


1997

Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
DESLOCAÇÕES: FROM HERE TO THERE, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal traveled to Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
EVIDENCE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND SITE, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; traveled to Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
FROM BODY TO BEING: REFLECTIONS ON THE HUMAN IMAGE, Des Moines Art Center, DesMoines, IA.
LIFE'S LITTLE NECESSITIES, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
INSITE 97, San Diego, CA
tHE oBJECTS IN THE hANGAR 2, Sand Point Naval Base, Seattle, WA
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AVON COLLECTION, International Center of Photography, NY
STRUCTURES: BUILDINGS IN AMERICAN ART, 1900-1997, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
IMAGE, Lance Fung Gallery, NY
DREAM III, Miami Art Museum, Miami FL
CHIMEAT CONCRETE BOOTS, Brooklyn, NY
ESPACIO 204, Caracas, Venezuela
TERRA FIRMA, Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
CIVIL PROGRESS: LIFE IN BLACK AMERICA, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
QUEENS ARTISTS: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE, Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany
NO SMALL FEAT, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL


1996

THINKING PRINT, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
INCLUSION/EXCLUSION, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
URBAN EVIDENCE, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
BEARING WITNESS: CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS, The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; traveled to Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; African American Museum, Dallas, TX; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX; African American History and Culture Museum, Fresno, CA
TO LIVE IS TO LEAVE TRACES, Expoarte Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
SILENCE, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
ABSENCE, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
GENDER BEYOND MEMORY, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, Anne Garry Pannell Center Art Gallery, Sweet Briar College
CONCRETE BOOTS, Chi Meat, Brooklyn, NY


1995

FACT & FICTION: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
OUTBURST OF SIGNS, Kunstlerwerkstatt, Munich, Germany
LONGING & BELONGING, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
TRACES: THE BODY IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, The Bronx Museum of Art, NY
ACT UP/ART BOX, Josh Baer Gallery, NY
IMAGINING FAMILIES, The National African American Museum, Washington, DC
WHITNEY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY