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Lorna Simpson

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Born in Brooklyn, Lorna Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s with her pioneering approach to conceptual photography. Simpson’s early work – particularly her striking juxtapositions of text and staged images – raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history that continue to drive the artist’s expanding and multi-disciplinary practice today. She deftly explores the medium’s umbilical relation to memory and history, both central themes within her work.

Studying on the West Coast in the mid-1980s, Simpson was part of a generation of artists who utilized conceptual approaches to undermine the credibility and apparent neutrality of language and images. Her most iconic works from this period depict African-American figures as seen only from behind or in fragments. Photographed in a neutral studio space, the figures are tied neither to a specific place nor time. Drawing upon a long-standing interest in poetry and literature, the artist accompanies these images with her own fragmented text, which is at times infused with the suggestion of violence or trauma. The incredibly powerful works entangle viewers into an equivocal web of meaning, with what is unseen and left unsaid as important as that which the artist does disclose. Seemingly straightforward, these works are in fact near-enigmas, as complex as the subject matter they take on.

Over the past 30 years, Simpson has continued to probe these questions while expanding her practice to encompass various media including film and video, painting, drawing and sculpture. Her recent works incorporate appropriated imagery from vintage Jet and Ebony magazines, found photo booth images, and discarded Associated Press photos of natural elements – particularly ice, a motif that appears in her sculptural work in the form of glistening ‘ice’ blocks made of glass. The new work continues to immerse viewers in layers of bewitching paradoxes, threading dichotomies of figuration and abstraction, past and present, destruction and creation, and male and female. Layered and multivalent, Simpson’s practice deploys metaphor, metonymy, and formal prowess to offer a potent response to American life today.

Biography

Born Brooklyn NY, 1960

Education

University of California, San Diego CA, 1985
School of Visual Arts, New York NY, 1983

Resides Lives and works in Brooklyn NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Lorna Simpson. Darkening’, New York NY

2018 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Lorna Simpson: Unanswerable’, London, United Kingdom

2017 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Atrium Wall project, MCA 50th Anniversary, ‘Untitled’, Chicago IL
Fisher Landau Center for Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: Hypothetical?’, Long Island City NY
Blue Sky Gallery, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, ‘Lorna Simpson: from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Embodied series’, Portland OR

2016 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, ‘Focus: Lorna Simpson’, Fort Worth TX
Salon 94, ‘Lorna Simpson: Lorna Simpson’, New York NY

2014 Addison Gallery of American Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Andover MA (traveling exhibition)
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Gateshead, United Kingdom (traveling exhibition)
Aspen Art Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson: Works on Paper’, Aspen CO

2013 Haus der Kunst, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Munich, Germany (traveling exhibition)
Jeu De Paume, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Paris, France (traveling exhibition)

2011 Salon 94 Bowery, ‘Lorna Simpson: Momentum’, New York NY
Brooklyn Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson: Gathered’, Brooklyn NY

2010 Walker Art Center, ‘Recollection: Lorna Simpson’, Minneapolis MN

2009 Galerie Nathalie Obadia, ‘New Work’, Paris, France

2008 Salon 94 Freemans & Salon 94, ‘Ink’, New York NY

2007 The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Lorna Simpson: Duet’, New York NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
The Gibbes Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Charleston SC

2006 Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Los Angeles CA (traveling exhibition)
Miami Art Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Miami FL (traveling exhibition)
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Kalamazoo MI (traveling exhibition)
The Gibbes Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Charleston SC (traveling exhibition)

2005 Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: 31’, Toronto, Canada
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Málaga, Spain

2004 Galerie Obadia, ‘Lorna Simpson: Videos and Photographs’, Paris, France
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art Northwestern University, ‘Lorna Simpson: 31’, Evanston IL
Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Wohnmaschine, ‘Lorna Simpson: Corridor’, Berlin, Germany

2003 Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes, ‘Lorna Simpson: 31’, Mexico City, Mexico
Irish Museum of Modern Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: Photoworks and Films 1986-2002’, Dublin, Ireland

2002 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Lorna Simpson, Cameos and Appearances’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: 31’, New York NY
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Salamanca, Spain

2001 Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
University of Michigan Museum of Art, ‘Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson’, Ann Arbor MI (traveling exhibition)
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, ‘Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson’, Washington DC (traveling exhibition)
Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)

2000 ‘Addison Gallery of American Art’, ‘Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson, Artist in Residence’, Andover MA (traveling exhibition)

1999 Walker Art Center, ‘Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson’, Minneapolis MN (traveling exhibition)
CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson: Simultaneity’, Kitakyushu, Japan

1998 Art Gallery of Ontario, ‘Call Waiting’, Toronto, Canada
Galeria Javier Lopez, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Madrid, Spain

1997 Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Wexner Center for the Arts, ‘Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty’ Columbus OH
Miami Art Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson: New Work Series’, Miami FL
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘In Focus: Lorna Simpson’, Chicago IL

1996 Karen McCready Fine Art, ‘Details’, New York NY
Galerie Wohnmaschine, ‘The Body and Deception’, Berlin, Germany

1995 Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, ‘Lorna Simpson, “Wigs”’, St. Joseph MO

1994 The Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, ‘Standing in the Water’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
The Fabric Workshop, 'Standing Water’, Philadelphia PA (traveling exhibition)
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson: New Works’, Chicago IL

1993 Josh Baer Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Contemporary Arts Museum, ‘Works by Lorna Simpson’, Houston TX
John Berggruen Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson: Recent Works’, San Francisco CA

1992 The Temple Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Chicago IL
Ansel Adams Center, ‘Works by Lorna Simpson’, San Francisco CA
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, ‘Lorna Simpson: For the Sake of the Viewer’, Seattle WA (traveling exhibition)
The Contemporary Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson: For the Sake of the Viewer’, Honolulu HI (traveling exhibition)
The Contemporary Arts Center, ‘Lorna Simpson: For the Sake of the Viewer’, Cincinnati OH (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: For the Sake of the Viewer’, Chicago IL (traveling exhibition)
Josh Baer Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Institute for Music and Dance, ‘Lorna Simpson: Words and Images’, Detroit MI

1991 The Gallery of the Department of Art & Art History, Dana Arts Center, Colgate University, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Hamilton NY
Josh Baer Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY

1990 Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Buffalo NY
Centre 38, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Long Beach CA
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: Projects 23’, New York NY
Denver Art Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson: Recent Phototexts, 1989-90’, Denver CO
The Portland Art Museum, ‘Perspectives 15: Lorna Simpson’, Portland OR
University Art Museum, California State University, ‘Centric 38: Lorna Simpson’, Long Beach CA (traveling exhibition)
University Art Museum, University of California, ‘Centric 38: Lorna Simpson’, Berkeley CA (traveling exhibition)

1989 Wadsworth Athenaeum, ‘Lorna Simpson/Matrix 107’, Hartford CT
Josh Baer Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece

1988 Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica NY
Mercer Union, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Toronto, Canada

1986 Just Above Midtown (JAM), ‘Screens’, New York NY

1985 5th St. Market, Alternative Gallery, ‘Gestures/Reenactments’, San Diego CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem', New York NY (traveling exhibition) (forthcoming)
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘The Condition of Being Addressable’, Los Angeles CA (forthcoming)
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 'The Naked Truth', Enschede, The Netherlands (forthcoming)
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 'About Things Loved. Blackness and Belonging', Berkeley CA (forthcoming)
Balitmore Museum of Art, 'Generations. A History of Black Abstract Art', Balitmore MD (forthcoming)
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 'In a Few Words', New York NY

2018 International Center of Photography, 'Multiply, Identify, Her', New York NY
Montclair Art Museum, 'Constructing Identity in America (1766-2017)', (cur. Gail Stavitsky), Montclair NJ
Neuberger Museum of Art, 'America Seen: Photography from the Neuberger Museum of Art Collection', (cur. Helaine Posner, Jacqueline Shilkoff), Purchase NY
Galerie l'UQAM and Cinematheque quebecoise, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Montreal, Canada (traveling exhibition)

(cont'd) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, Los Angeles CA (traveling exhibition)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art’, Los Angeles CA
Galway Arts Centre, ‘A Brand New Darkness’, Galway, Ireland
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85’, Massachusetts MA (traveling exhibition)
High Museum of Art, ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, Atlanta GA (traveling exhibition)
Walker Art Center, ‘Jason Moran’, Minneapolis MN
Taubman Museum of Art, ‘Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection’, Roanoke VA
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, ‘Second Sight: the Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art’, Brunswick ME
MUAC, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporañeo, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Mexico City, Mexico (traveling exhibition)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85’, Buffalo NY (traveling exhibition)
The Baker Museum of Art, ‘Word Art: A Poetry of Shape’, Naples FL
National Gallery of Art, ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, Washington DC (traveling exhibition)
Harvard Art Museums, ‘Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab 1981-2001’, Cambridge MA

2017 Detroit Institute of Arts, ‘Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA’, Detroit MI
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, ‘The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection’, Seattle WA
Blue Sky Gallery, ‘Embodied’, Portland OR
Modern Museum of Art Fort Worth, ‘Figures from the Collection’, Fort Worth TX
CA2M, ‘Elements of Vogue. A Case Study on Radical Performance’, Madrid, Spain
Asheville Art Museum, ‘Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project’, Asheville NC
SESC, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Sao Paulo, Brazil (traveling exhibition)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, ‘What Absence is Made Of’, Washington DC
California African American Museum, ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85’, Los Angeles CA (traveling exhibition)
Tate Modern, ‘Citizens’, London, United Kingdom
Manetti Shrem Museum of Fine Art, UC Davis, ‘Dimensions of Black: A Collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art’, Davis CA (traveling exhibition)
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, ‘Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait’, Nashville TN
Cameron Art Museum, ‘Created by Light- Photographs from North Carolina Collections’, Wilmington NC
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, ‘Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions: The Wellin Museum of Art Fifth Anniversary Collection Exhibition’, Clinton NY
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, ‘Art at Five Years Highlights from the Permanent Collection’, Clinton NY
Wachenheim Gallery, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Skidmore College, ‘Other Side: Art, Object, Self’, Saratoga Springs NY
Walker Art Center, ‘I am you, you are too’, Minneapolis MN
San José Museum of Art, ‘This is Not a Selfie’, San Jose CA
Akron Art Museum, ‘Heavy Metal’, Akron OH
The Museum of Art, Washington State University, ‘Contemporary Women Printmakers’, Pullman WA
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art’, Pittsburgh PA
California African American Museum, ‘Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture’, Los Angeles
CA
University of Michigan Museum of Art, ‘Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors - Part II: Abstraction’, Ann Arbor MI
Museo Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Buenos Aires, Argentina (traveling exhibition)
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Parsons School of Design, 'Memory is a Tough Place. Photographs from The New School Art Collection', New York NY
Museo Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Buenos Aires, Argentina (traveling exhibition)
Perez Art Museum of Miami, ‘Routes of Influence: Ornament and Identity’, Miami FL
Akron Art Museum, ‘Serial Intent’, Akron OH
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, ‘Emanation’, Millville NJ
The Cooper Gallery of African American Art, Harvard University, ‘Harlem: Found Ways’, Cambridge MA
Wexner Center of the Arts, ‘Gray Matters: Art en grisaille’, Columbus OH
Drawing Room, ‘Graphic Witness’, London, United Kingdom
Brooklyn Museum, ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85’, Brooklyn NY (traveling exhibition)
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Regarding the Figure’, New York NY
The National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Institute of Photography of the NGC, ‘Photolab2/ Women Speaking Art’, Ottawa, Canada
Sprüth Magers, ‘POWER’, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Labor and Photography’, Los Angeles CA
Museu Nacional d' Art de Catalunya, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Barcelona, Spain (traveling exhibition)
Birmingham Museum of Art, ‘Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art’, Birmingham AL

2016 Brooklyn Museum, ‘We Wanted a Revolution!’, Brooklyn NY (traveling exhibition)
California African American Museum, ‘We Wanted a Revolution!’, Los Angeles CA (traveling exhibition)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ‘We Wanted a Revolution!’, Buffalo NY (traveling exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘We Wanted a Revolution!’, Boston MA (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ‘Dimensions of Black: A Collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art’, San Diego CA (traveling exhibition)
Jeu de Paume, ‘Soulèvements (Uprisings)’, Paris, France (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ‘The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium’, La Jolla CA
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, ‘First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA’, Boston MA
Bard-Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, ‘Invisible Adversaries: Marieluise Hessel Collection’ New York NY
Camden Arts Centre, ‘Making & Unmaking: An Exhibition’, London, United Kingdom
University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, ‘Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship’, Cambridge MA
National Gallery of Art, ‘Intersections: Photographs and Video from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art’, Washington DC
Cincinnati Art Museum, ’30 Americans’, Cincinnati OH (traveling exhibition)
Detroit Institute of Arts, ’30 Americans’, Detroit MI (traveling exhibition)
Taubman Museum of Art, ‘Contemporary Redux’, Roanoke VA
Tate Modern, ‘Citizens and States - Tate Modern Displays’, London, United Kingdom
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s’, Los Angeles CA Cantors Arts Center, Stanford University, ‘Who We Be’, Stanford CA
Art Institute of Chicago, ‘Nothing Personal: Zoe Leonard, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson’, Chicago IL
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, ‘Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print’, Minneapolis MN
Stamp Gallery University of Maryland, CAPP At 10 The Shape of Remembering’, College Park MD
Susquehanna Museum of Art, ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center’, Harrisburg PA

2015 Brooklyn Museum, ‘I See Myself in You: Selections from the Collection’, Brooklyn NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, ‘Light Borne in Darkness: Photography Highlights from the Permanent Collection’, Milwaukee WI
MoMA PS1, ‘Greater New York’, Long Island City NY
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, ‘I Am Your Sister’, Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, ‘Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from 1960s to the Present’, St. Petersburg FL
56th Venice Biennale, ‘All the World’s Futures’ Venice, Italy
Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘Represent: 200 Years of African American Art’, Philadelphia PA
The Wadsworth Atheneum, ‘MATRIX’, Hartford CT
The National Gallery of Art, ‘In Light of the Past: 25 Years of Photography at the National Gallery of Art’ Washington DC
American Academy in Rome, ‘Nero su Bianco In Light of the Past: 25 Years of Photography at the National Gallery of Art’, Rome, Italy
Polk Museum of Art, ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center’, Lakeland FL (traveling exhibition)
Nottingham Contemporary, ‘Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions’, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘America is Hard to See’, New York NY
Sonoma County Museum of Art, ‘Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic (From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation)’, Sonoma CA
Sotheby’s, ‘I Like it Like This, MASH-UP The Dialogue of Music and Black American Contemporary Art’, New York NY
Pavillon Vendôme, ‘Et autres identités’, Paris, France
The Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘ICA: In Context’, Boston MA
San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Portraits and Other Likenesses from SF MoMA’, San Francisco CA
Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Salon Style’, New York NY
The Granary, ‘A Life Journey’, Sharon CT
WhiteBox Gallery, ‘The Last Party’, New York NY
American Academy in Rome, ‘Nero su Bianco’, Rome, Italy
Pavillon Vendôme, ‘Et autres identitiés’, Paris, France
Centre Pompidou, ‘A History of Art, Architecture, Design from the 80s to Now’, Paris, France
The Granary, A Life Journey, Sharon CT
Krannert Art Museum, ‘Attachment’, Urbana IL
Arkansas Art Center, ’30 Americans’, Little Rock AR (traveling exhibition)

2014 Studio Museum of Harlem, ‘Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, New York NY
Void Gallery, ‘Civil War: We have it in our power to begin the world again’, Derry, Ireland
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Body Doubles’, Chicago IL
The Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘ICA: In Context’, Boston MA
Centre Pompidou, ‘A History. Art, Architecture, Design from the 80s to Now’, Paris, France
United States Embassy of Pretoria, ‘Art in Embassies’, Pretoria, South Africa
Pace Gallery, ‘Fierce Creativity’, New York NY
Griffin Editions, ‘Staring at the Sun, Blind Spot Exhibition’, Brooklyn NY
Walker Art Center, ‘Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art’, Minneapolis MN
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts, ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center’, Charlotte NC (traveling exhibition)
Figge Art Museum, ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell
Center’, Davenport IA (traveling exhibition)
Contemporary Arts Center, ’30 Americans’, New Orleans LA (traveling exhibition)
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, ’30 Americans’, Nashville TN (traveling exhibition)

2013 Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ‘Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection’, Ridgefield CT
Taft Museum of Art, ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center’, Cincinnati OH (traveling exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Blues for Smoke’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘I, You, We’, New York NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, ‘Hair: Untangling Roots of Identity’, Ithaca NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘In Parts’, New York NY

2012 David C. Driskell Center, ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center’, College Park MD
Timken Museum of Art, ‘Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums’, San Diego CA (traveling exhibition)
San Diego Museum of Art, ‘Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums’, San Diego CA (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego CA, ‘Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums’, San Diego CA (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Blues for Smoke’, San Diego CA
Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘The Bearden Project’, New York NY
Chrysler Museum of Art, ’30 Americans’, Norfolk CT (traveling exhibition)
Milwaukee Art Museum, ’30 Americans’, Milwaukee WI (traveling exhibition)
Glassel School of Art, ‘There is no archive in which nothing gets lost’, Houston TX
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s’, Chicago IL (traveling exhibition)
ICA Collection, ‘This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s’, Boston MA (traveling exhibition)
Walker Art Center, ‘This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s’, Minneapolis MN (traveling exhibition)
Harvard Art Museums, ‘Seeing Is Believing: A History of Photography’, Cambridge MA
Galerie Obadia, ‘Hors les Murs’, Brussels, Belgium
Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Chapel Hill NC

2011 Montclair Art Museum, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Montclair NJ (traveling exhibition)
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Houston TX (traveling exhibition)
Walker Art Center, ‘The Spectacular of Vernacular’, Minneapolis MN (traveling exhibition)
Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘The Bearden Project’, New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960’, New York NY
Hendershot Gallery, ‘A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful’, New York NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, ’30 Americans’ Washington DC (traveling exhibition)
Denver Art Museum, ‘Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image’, Denver CO
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, ‘The Deconstructive Impulse: Woman Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973- 1992’, Purchase NY
North Carolina Museum of Art, ’30 Americans’, Raleigh NC (traveling exhibition)
Walker Arts Center, ‘Midnight Party’, Minneapolis MN

2010 The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography’, New York NY
Tate Liverpool, ‘Afro-Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic’, Liverpool, United Kingdom
The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, ‘Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Gallery’, College Park MD (traveling exhibition)
Yale University Art Gallery, ‘Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Gallery’, New Haven CT (traveling exhibition)
Galerie Obadia, ‘ART in Embassies, U.S. Department of State Portraits’, Brussels, Belgium

2009 The International Center of Photography, ‘Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video’, New York NY
Museu da Republica, ‘Nos’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spelman College Museum of Art, ‘Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities’, Atlanta GA
A.I.R. Gallery II, ‘Locks in Translation’, Brooklyn NY
H.F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, ‘Africana at 40: Looking Back, Moving Forward’, Ithaca NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, ‘Collected Visions: Modern and Contemporary Works from he JP Morgan Chase Art Collection’, New York NY

2008 Spelman College Museum of Art, ‘Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970’, (traveling exhibition)
The International Center of Photography, ‘Archive Fever’, New York NY
Rubell Family Collection, ’30 Americans’, Miami FL (traveling exhibition)
Tacoma Art Museum, ’30 Americans’, Washington DC (traveling exhibition)
Chrysler Museum of Art, ’30 Americans’, Norfolk VA (traveling exhibition)
Milwaukee Art Museum, ’30 Americans’, Milwaukee WI (traveling exhibition)
First Center for the Visual Arts, ’30 Americans’, Nashville TN (traveling exhibition)
Contemporary Arts Center, ’30 Americans’, New Orleans LA (traveling exhibition)
Arkansas Art Center, ’30 Americans’, Little Rock AR (traveling exhibition)
Detroit Institute of Arts, ’30 Americans’, Detroit MI (traveling exhibition)
Cincinnati Art Museum, ’30 Americans’, Cincinnati OH (traveling exhibition)
Galerie Obadia, ‘Group Show’, Brussels, Belgium
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, ‘Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970’, Houston TX (traveling exhibition)

2007 The Pera Museum, ‘Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection: Collected Visions’, Istanbul, Turkey
Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis MO
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007’, Chicago IL

2006 Miami Art Museum, ‘Big Juicy Paintings (and more)’, Miami FL
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Masquerade’, Sydney, Australia
‘New York New York’, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
H.F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, ‘The Novel Picture: Interactions between Text and Image’, Ithaca NY
Kemper Art Museum, ‘Beauty and The Blond’, St. Louis MO

2005 Harn Museum of Art, ‘American Matrix Contemporary Directions for the Harn Museum Collection’, Gainesville FL
Milwaukee Art Museum, ‘Artists Interrogate: Race and Identity’, Milwaukee WI
The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, ‘Bodies of Evidence: Contemporary Perspective’, Providence RI
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, ‘Collection Remixed’, Bronx NY
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Collection’ New York NY
Contemporary Arts Museum, ‘Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970’, Houston TX
Hood Museum of Art, ‘Transcending Time: Recent Work by Bill Viola and Lorna Simpson’, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

2004 University Art Museum, California State University, ‘Adams and 21 Eves: Women Photographers from the Vault’, Long Beach CA
School of Visual Arts, ‘Beginning Here: 101 Ways’, New York NY
Auckland Triennial, ‘Public/Private’, Auckland, New Zealand
Brooklyn Museum of Art, ‘Open House: Working in Brooklyn’, Brooklyn NY
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, ‘Depicting Love’, Berlin, Germany
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Collection in Context’, New York NY
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, ‘Lorna Simpson and Bill Viola’, Hanover NH
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, ‘Open House: Working in Brooklyn’, Brooklyn NY
Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, ‘Soft Edge’, Chicago IL
Anne Gary Pannell Art Gallery Collection, Sweet Briar College, ‘Women Artists of the Twentieth Century’, Sweet Briar VA

2003 International Center of Photography, ‘Only Skin Deep: Visions of the American Self’ New York NY
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Yankee Remix’, North Adams MA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘HairStoriesHairStoriesHairStories’, Scottsdale AZ (traveling exhibition)
Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries, ‘HairStoriesHairStoriesHairStories’, Atlanta GA (traveling exhibition)
Chicago Cultural Center, ‘HairStoriesHairStoriesHairStories’, Chicago IL

2002 Birmingham Museum of Art, ‘Imagining A Past, Envisioning the Future: Works by African American Artists in the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art’, Birmingham AL
Miami Art Museum, ‘Miami Currents: Linking Collection and Community’, Miami FL
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Whitney Biennial’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain’, Chicago IL
The Portland Art Museum, ‘Embracing the Present, The UBS Paine Webber Art Collection’, Portland OR
Boston University Art Gallery, ‘American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, a collaborative exhibition between the Boston University Art Gallery and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University’, Boston MA
Denver Art Museum, ‘Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern & Contemporary Art’, Denver CO

2001 Princeton University Art Museum, ‘Camera: Women’, Princeton NJ (traveling exhibition)
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, ‘Camera: Women’, Poughkeepsie NY (traveling exhibition)
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Red, Black, and Green’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, ‘A Way With Words: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York NY
UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, ‘I’m Thinking of a Place’, Los Angeles CA
Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘Re-Location: On Moving’, New York NY

2000 Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans, Philadelphia PA
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture at Smithsonian, ‘Reflections in Black: a History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present’, Washington DC
Sean Kelly Gallery, ‘On Language’, New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Open Ends: Actual Size’, New York NY
Miami Art Museum, ‘Converge’, Miami FL
‘The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Actual Size’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion,’ Insites: Interior Spaces in Contemporary Art’ Champion CT
The Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Conceptual Photography from the Permanent Collection’ Boston MA
Corcoran Museum of Art, ‘The 46th Biennial Exhibition Media/Metaphor’, Washington DC
Contemporary Arts Center, ‘Photography Now: an international survey of contemporary photography’, New Orleans LA
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 'American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection’, Tokyo, Japan (traveling exhibition)
Museum [EKI] KYOTO, ‘American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection’, Kyoto, Japan (traveling exhibition)
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, ‘American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection’, Takamatsu, Japan (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection’, Sapporo, Japan (traveling exhibition)

1999 University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, ‘Bridges and Boundaries Revisited: African Americans and American Jews’, Amherst MA
Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, ‘‘Contemporary Narratives in American Prints’, Stamford CT
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, ‘Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century’, Washington DC
Contemporary Museum, ‘Impact: Revealing Sources for Contemporary Art’, Baltimore MD
Museum of Contemporary Art,’ Transmute’, Chicago IL
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, New York NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, ‘Con(text): Words, Text, and Meaning in the Permanent Collection’, Bronx NY
Artists’ Space, ‘Artists’ Space 25th Anniversary Spring Benefit’, New York NY
National Museum of Women in the Arts, ‘Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century’, Washington DC
The New School University, ‘Art & Identity: The African-American Aesthetic at The New School’, New York NY
Contemporary Arts Museum, ‘Other Narratives’, Houston TX
Wadesworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT

1998 Center for Curatorial Studies and Art, Bard College, ‘Stills: A Selection from the Marieluise Hessel Collection’ Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in SoHo, ‘The Hugo Boss Prize 1998’, New York NY
Des Moines Art Center, ‘PhotoImage’ Des Moines IA (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Fine Arts, ‘PhotoImage: Printmaking 60s to 90s’, Boston MA
The Museum of Fine Arts Santa Fe, ‘Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the Twentieth Century’, Sante Fe NM (traveling exhibition)
The Mead Museum of Art, ‘Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the Twentieth Century’, Amherst MA (traveling exhibition)
Wichita Art Museum, ‘‘Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the Twentieth Century’, Wichita KS (traveling exhibition)
Saint Louis Art Museum, ‘Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the Twentieth Century’, Saint Louis MO
Galerie Wohnmaschine, ‘Architecture and the Modern Mask’, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Museum, ‘Mysterious Voyages; Exploring the Subject of Photography, InSite '98’, Baltimore MD

1997 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Selections from the Permanent Collection’, New York NY
Cranbrook Art Museum, ‘Evidence: Photography and Site’, Bloomfield Hills MI (traveling exhibition)
The Power Plant, ‘Evidence: Photography and Site’, Toronto, Canada (traveling exhibition)
Wexner Center for the Arts, ‘Evidence: Photography and Site’, Columbus OH (traveling exhibition)
2nd Johannesburg Biennale, ‘Life's Little Necessities’, Johannesburg, South Africa
International Center of Photography, ‘Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection’ New York NY
Miami Art Museum, ‘Dream III’, Miami FL
Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, ‘Terra Firma’, College Park MD
Queens Museum of Art, ‘Queens Artists: Highlights of the 20th Century’, Queens NY
Rhona Hoffman, ‘No Small Feat’, Chicago IL
Santa Fe Depot, ‘Private Time in Public Space: inSITE 97’, Santa Fe CA

1996 Walker Art Center, ‘Visitors’ Voices: Recomposing the Collection’, Minneapolis MN
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, City University of New York, ‘Act/Language: Power & Display’, New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art ‘Thinking Print’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
Steirischer Herbst, ‘Inclusion/Exclusion’, Graz, Austria The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Urban Evidence’, Cleveland OH
Lawing Gallery, ‘To Live is to Leave Traces, Expoarte Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico Silence’, Houston TX
Chapman University, Guggenheim Gallery, ‘Absence’, Orange CA
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ‘Gender Beyond Memory’, Tokyo, Japan
Einjährige Ausstellung in der Galerie Wohnmaschine, ‘Body & Deception’, Berlin, Germany

1995 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Civil Rights Now’, Winston-Salem NC
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, ‘Face Forward: Self-portraiture in Contemporary Art’, Madison WI
The Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Fact & Fiction: Photographs from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York NY
Kunstlerwerkstatt, ‘Outburst of Signs’, Munich, Germany
Site Santa Fe, ‘Longing & Belonging’, Santa Fe NM
The Bronx Museum of Art, ‘Traces: The Body in Contemporary Photography’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY

1994 Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College State University of New York, ‘Picturing Ritual’, Purchase NY
Turman Art Gallery, ‘Object Bodies’, Terre Haute IN
Josh Baer Gallery, ‘Act Up/Art Box’, New York NY
The National African American Museum, Imagining Families’, Washington DC
Tel Aviv Museum, ‘90-70-90’, Tel Aviv, Israel
Walker Art Center, ‘Duchamp’s Leg’, Minneapolis MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Black Male’, New York NY
Museum of Photographic Arts, ‘Wigs’, San Diego CA
The Museum of African Art, ‘Western Artists/African Art’, New York NY
Thread Waxing Space, ‘Don’t Look Now’, New York NY
Gallery Galliani, ‘Bad Girls’, Genova, Italy (traveling exhibition)
Wright Art Gallery University of California Los Angeles ‘Bad Girls’, Los Angeles CA
John Berggruen Gallery, ‘Points of Interest, Points of Departure’, San Francisco CA
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, ‘Translucent Writings’, Purchase NY
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘For 25 Years: Brooke Alexander Editions’, New York NY

1993 Alternative Museum, ‘Artist as Catalyst: A Portfolio to Benefit, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Whitney Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art ‘Fall from Fashion’, Ridgefield CT (traveling exhibition)
New Museum, ‘Fall from Fashion’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
Emison Art Center, DePauw University, ‘Fall from Fashion’, Greencastle IN (traveling exhibition)
Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, ‘Fall from Fashion’, Terre Haute IN (traveling exhibition)
Russisches Kulturzentrum, ‘Fall from Fashion’, Berlin, Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘The Subject of Rape’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Abject Art: repulsion and Desire in American Art (Selections from the Permanent Collection)’, New York NY
Schim Kunsthalle Frankfurt, ‘Kunstverein’, Frankfurter, Germany
The New Museum, ‘In Transit’, New York NY
International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, ‘Prospect 93’, Frankfurter, Germany
The Art Museum at Florida International University, ‘American Art Today: Clothing s Metaphor’, Miami FL
The New Museum, ‘NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star’, New York NY
Nassau County Museum of Art, ‘Image Makers’, Roslyn Harbor NY
The Fine Art Gallery, University of California, ‘The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism’, Irvine CA (traveling exhibition)
Richard L. Nelson Gallery of University of California, ‘The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism’, Davis CA (traveling exhibition)
University Art Gallery, University of California, ‘The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism’, Riverside CA (traveling exhibition)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Personal Narratives: Women Photographers of Color’, Winston-Salem NC
Schmidt Contemporary Art, ‘The Black Experience in Photography’, St. Louis MO

1992 The Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Recent Acquisitions’, New York NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, ‘Dirt and Domesticity: Constructions of the Feminine’, New York NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘New Acquisitions, New Work/New Directions’, Los Angeles CA
Rhona Hoffman Gallery ‘15th Anniversary Exhibition’, Chicago IL
Fukai Fine Arts Museum, ‘Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African-American Presence’, Fukai City, Japan (traveling exhibition)
Tokushima Modern Art, ‘Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African-American Presence’, Tokushima, Japan (traveling exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, ‘‘Songs of Innocence/Songs of Experience’, Stamford CT
The American Center in collaboration with the Public Art Fund and the Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Trans-Voices’, Paris, France

1991 The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, ‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’, New York NY (traveling exhibition
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘, ‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
The New Museum, ‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘1991 Biennial Exhibition’, New York NY
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, ‘Schwarze Kunst: Konzepte zur Politik und Identität’, Berlin, Germany
Munich Kunsthalle, ‘The Sibylline Eye’, Munich, Germany
Contemporary Arts Museum, ‘Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990’, Houston TX
Newport Harbor Art Museum, ‘Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the '80s’, Newport Beach CA (traveling exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the '80s’, Philadelphia PA (traveling exhibition)
Setagaya Art Museum, ‘Beyond the Frame’, Tokyo, Japan (traveling exhibition)
The National Museum of Art, ‘‘Beyond the Frame’, Osaka, Japan (traveling exhibition)
Fukuoka Art Museum, ‘Beyond the Frame’, Fukuoka, Japan (traveling exhibition)
Paula Cooper Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, ‘Act-Up Benefit Exhibition’, New York NY
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, ‘Altrove’, Prato, Italy
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, ‘American Artists of the 80s’, Trento, Italy
The Alternative Museum, ‘Artists of Conscience: Sixteen Years of Social and Political Commentary’, New York NY
Indianapolis Museum of Art, ‘Power: Its Myths and Mores in American Art’, Indianapolis IN (traveling exhibition)
Akron Art Museum, ‘Power: Its Myths and Mores in American Art’, Akron OH
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, ‘Power: Its Myths and Mores in American Art’, Richmond VA
Governor Bennett House, ‘Places with a Past: New Site-Specific Art in Charleston’, Charleston SC

1990 Oklahoma City Art Museum ‘Aperto 90’, Oklahoma City OK (traveling exhibition)
Contemporary Art Museum, ‘Aperto 90’, Houston TX (traveling exhibition)
The Venice Biennale, Arsenale Corderie, ‘Aperto '90’, Venice, Italy
Milwaukee Art Museum, ‘Word As Image: American Art 1960-1990’, Milwaukee WI (traveling exhibition)
Oklahoma City Art Museum, ‘Word As Image: American Art 1960-1990’, Oklahoma City OK (traveling exhibition)
Contemporary Art Museum, ‘Word As Image: American Art 1960-1990’, Houston TX (traveling exhibition)
The New Museum, ‘The Decade Show’, New York NY
Galerie Antoine Candau, ‘All Quiet on the Western Front?’, Paris, France
Simon Watson Gallery, ‘Reconnaissance’, New York NY
Simon Watson Gallery, ‘The Clinic’, New York NY

1989 Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Image World: Art and Media Culture’, New York NY
Josh Baer Gallery, ‘Obscured’, New York NY
Castelli Graphics, ‘Golden Opportunity Benefit’, New York NY
Photo Fest, ‘‘Constructed Images: New Photography’, Houston TX (traveling exhibition)
University of Berkeley, ‘Constructed Images: New Photography’, Berkeley CA (traveling exhibition)
The High Museum, ‘‘Constructed Images: New Photography’, Atlanta, GA (traveling exhibition)
Baltimore Museum of Art, ‘‘Constructed Images: New Photography’, Baltimore MD (traveling exhibition)
Alternative Museum, ‘Prisoners of Image 1800-1988: Ethnic and Gender Stereotypes’, New York NY
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Constructed Images: New Photography’, New York NY
The New Museum, ‘Twelfth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition’, New York NY
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, ‘On The Cutting Edge’, Hempstead NY
Various public spaces, ‘Art Against Aids. On The Road’, the Bay Area CA

1988 White Columns, ‘Real World’, New York NY
Städtische Kunsthalle, Kunstsammlung, ‘‘The BiNational’, Düsseldorf, Germany (traveling exhibition)
Kunsthalle Bremen, ‘The BiNational’, Bremen, Germany (traveling exhibition)
Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, ‘‘The BiNational’, Stuttgart, Germany (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Fine Arts, ‘‘The BiNational’, Boston MA (traveling exhibition)
Josh Baer Gallery, ‘New Works’, New York NY
Dia Art Foundation, ‘Education and Democracy’, New York NY
White Columns, ‘Female (Re)Production’, New York NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Utopia Post Utopia’, Boston MA
Artists foundation, ‘Trading Places: An Art Exchange Exhibition’, Boston MA (traveling exhibition)
Jamaica Arts Center, ‘Trading Places: An Art Exchange Exhibition’, Jamaica NY (traveling exhibition)
INTAR Latin American Gallery, ‘Autobiography: In Her Own Image’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, ‘Autobiography: In Her Own Image’, Atlanta GA (traveling exhibition)
Mills College Art Gallery, ‘Autobiography: In Her Own Image’, Oakland CA (traveling exhibition)
Ritter Art Gallery Florida Atlantic University, ‘Autobiography: In Her Own Image’, Boca Raton FL (traveling exhibition)
Women & Their Work Gallery, ‘Autobiography: In Her Own Image’, Austin TX (traveling exhibition)

1987 Henry Street Settlement, ‘Large As Life: Contemporary Photography’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
Jamaica Art Center, ‘‘Large As Life: Contemporary Photography’, Queens NY (traveling exhibition)
Hunter College, ‘Under-known in New York’ New York NY
The New Museum, ‘Deca-Dance, Benefit Exhibition/Auction’, New York NY
Harlem School of the Arts, ‘9 Uptown’, New York NY
Jamaica Arts Center, ‘Workspace 1987’, Queens NY

1986 The New Museum, ‘Three Photographers: The Body’, New York NY
Harlem State Office Building, ‘America: Another Perspective’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
Gallery 62, ‘America: Another Perspective’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
National and International Studio Artists, ‘America: Another Perspective’, Long Island City NY (traveling exhibition)
PS1, ‘National and International Studio Artists’, Long Island City NY (traveling exhibition)
New York University, ‘America: Another Perspective’, New York NY

1985 Seeing is Believing, Alternative Museum, New York NY

1983 University Center, Delta College, ‘, ‘Contemporary Afro-American Photography’, Detroit, MI (traveling exhibition)
Chicago Public Library & Cultural Center, ‘Contemporary Afro-American Photography’, Chicago IL Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, ‘Contemporary Afro-American Photography’, Greensboro NC (traveling exhibition)
Colgate University Art Collections and the Picker Art Gallery, ‘Contemporary Afro-American Photography’, Hamilton NY (traveling exhibition)
The Mary Louise Center for Black Culture, Duke University, ‘Contemporary Afro-American Photography’, Durham NC
Allen Memorial Art Museum, ‘Contemporary Afro-American Photography’, Oberlin OH
William Grant Still Community Center, ‘Our Point of View’, Los Angeles CA
Seneca Falls Gallery, ‘Dropped Lines’, San Diego CA

1982 Frank Marino Gallery, Heresies Annual Show, New York NY
Jazzonia Gallery, ‘Images and Imagination’, Detroit MI
Bread and Roses Cultural Project Inc., ‘Working Women/Working Artists/Working Together’, District 1199, New York NY

1980 14th Street Windows, New York NY

Grants & Awards

2018 J. Paul Getty Medal, Los Angeles CA
Whitney Museum of American Art Gala Honoree, New York NY
Medal Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Medford MA
Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

2017 The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Galden Honoree, Washington DC
Pérez Art Museum Honoree, Miami FL

2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Short List, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK

2011 Asher B, Durand Award Recipient, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

2010 Infinity Award in Art, ICP, New York NY

2006 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY
Alphonse Fletscher Sr. Fellowship, Cambridge MA

2003 Distinguished Artist-In-Residence, The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, Colgate University, Hamilton NY
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany 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

2000 The Hugo Boss Prize Award Finalist, New York NY

1998 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York NY

1994 College Art Association Award

1989 Artists’ Space Board of Directors, New York NY AVA 9,
Awards in the Visual Arts, Winston Salem NC

1988 Polaroid Corporation, 20 x 24 Camera Award, New York NY

1987 Workspace Grant, Jamaica Arts Center, Queens NY

1986 Artists’ Advisory Board, The New Museum, New York NY
1986 National Studio Program, P.S.1, New York NY

1985 National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Management Fellowship, Washington DC

Lectures & Broadcasts

2018 CSS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Columbia University, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, New York NY

2017 Pratt Institute, ‘Fine Arts Department’, Brooklyn NY
Floyd C. Coleman Lecture, ‘28th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art at Howard University’, Washington DC
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

2016 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘Future of the Museum, Panel discussion –Arts at MIT’ Cambridge MA
Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Lorna Simpson: Museum of Fine Arts’, Boston MA
Yale University, ‘Visiting Artist Program’, New Haven CT
Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2015 Duke University, ‘Duke University's centennial celebration of John Hope Franklin’ Durham NC
Brown University, Providence RI

2014 International Center of Photography, New York NY
BALTIC Contemporary Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Gateshead, United Kingdom
University of Pennsylvania, ‘Lorna Simpson at The Silverstein Lecture Series’, Philadelphia PA
The Photographer’s Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, London, United Kingdom

2012 African American Studies Department, Yale University, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New Haven CT
‘Black Boheme Documentary’ by Nelson George, Showtime.

2009 The New School, ‘Lorna Simpson’ New York NY
The San Francisco Institute of Art, ‘‘Lorna Simpson’ San Francisco CA
Lorna Simpson, studio visit by The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

2008 St. Johns University, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Queens NY
‘The Black List, Volume One’, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis MItchell, Documentary Films Series HBO

2007 University of Maryland, ‘Lorna Simpson’, College Park MD
St. Louis Art Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson’, St. Louis MO
Yale University, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New Haven CT
Lorna Simpson, studio visit by the Art Institute of Chicago IL
Parsons School of Design ‘Lorna Simpson’ New York NY
Lorna Simpson, studio visit by the Guggenheim Museum, New York NY
Lorna Simpson, studio visit by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY

2006 Smith College, ‘Lorna Simpson in Northampton’, Northampton MA
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, ‘Meet the Artist’, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Whitney Museum, ‘Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture’, New York NY

2005 Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, ‘Breaking Barriers: A Discussion with Lorna Simpson’, Evanston IL
‘Urban Interventions: A Symposium on Art & the City’, Toronto, Canada

2003 The School of Visual Arts, ‘Distinguished Alumnus Lecture’, New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art Queens, ‘Conversations with Contemporary Artists’, Long Island City NY

2002 The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Creating Culture: a conversation with Lorna Simpson, Kellie Jones and Thelma Golden’, New York NY

2001 Museum of Art, ‘2001 – 2002 Artist Conversation Series, The Amistad Foundation the Wadsworth Atheneum’, Hartford CT
‘Imagination in the Public Realm: Art, People and Place’, Manchester, UK

1999 Tampa Museum of Art, ‘Artist Talk’, Tampa FL
New York Academy of Art, ‘‘Ten Women Artists speak about the human figure’, New York NY

1998 ‘MAM Conversations: Lorna Simpson & Thelma Golden, Miami Art Museum’, Miami FL

1996 Walker Art Center, ‘‘Visitors’ Voices: Recomposing the Collection’, Minneapolis MN

1994 Palais du Luxembourg, ‘Visual Arts Encounter: African Americans and Europeans’, Paris, France
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, ‘Artist Talk: Standing in the Water’, New York NY

1992 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘The Visiting Artist Program, Chicago IL

1991 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘The Visiting Artist Program’, Chicago IL

1990 Denver Art Museum, ‘Artist Lecture: Photography as Commentary’, Denver CO

Selected Public Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
The Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY
The Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), Paris, France
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York NY
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH
The Collection of Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
The Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu HI
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA
The Denver Art Museum, Denver CO
The Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago IL
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit MI
The Des Moines Art Museum, Des Moines IO
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI
The Krannert Art Museum, The University of Illinois Champaign, Champaign IL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY
The Miami Art Museum, Miami FL
The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego CA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The New School for Social Research, New York NY
The New York Public Library, New York NY
The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Heights OH
The Reader’s Digest Corporation, Pleasantville NY
The Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis MO
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
The Sprint Corporate Collection, Overland Park KS
The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York NY
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford CT
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY
The Yale Art Gallery, New Haven CT

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Publications

2018 Chao, Marina, Williams, Stephanie Sparling + [et. al.], 'Multiply, Identify, Her', New York: International Center of Photography, 2018, pp. 70-75, ill. (exh. cat.)
Cooke, Lynne, ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Hütte, Friedhelm (ed.), ‘The World on Paper’, Berlin: Kerber Verlag, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Molesworth, Helen, ‘One Day at a Time. Manny Farber and Termite Art’, Los Angeles: The Museum of Modern Art Los Angeles, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Poivert, Michel, ‘La Photographie Contemporaine’, Paris: Flammarion, 2018
Rumsey, Monica, Swiston, Rachel (eds.), ‘Graphic Revolution. American Prints 1960 to Now’, St. Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum, 2018 (exh. cat.)

2017 ‘Soulèvements/ Uprisings’, Jeu De Paume, Paris, Jeu de Paume and Gallimard Publishers, 2017
Zuckerman, Heidi, ‘Conversations with Artists’ [int.], Aspen: Aspen Art Press, 2017

2016 CAPP Collection 10th Anniversary University of Maryland, MD, Omeka Web Publisher, 2016 (exh. cat.)
‘The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics and the Reinvention of a Medium’, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA, University of California Press, 2016

2015 Bajac, Quentin, ‘Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now’, Museum of Modern Art, 2015, New York, 2015 (bro.)
History in Fifty Years of African American and Black British Art (1960-2010)’, University of California Press, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Brown, Kimberly-Juanita, ‘The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary’, Duke University Press, 2015
‘America is Hard to See’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Bunch-Davis, Carol, ‘Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s’, University of Mississippi Press, 2015
Harper, Phillip Brian, ‘Abstractionist Aesthetics’, New York University Press, 2015
Mullins, Charlotte, ‘Picturing People’, Thames & Hudson, 2015

2014 Bindman, David and Henry Louis Gates, ‘The Image of the Black in Western Art’, Harvard University Press, 2014
DuBois Shaw, Gwendolyn, ‘Represent: 200 Years of African American Art’, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014 (exh. cat.)
Haynes, Lauren, ‘Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2014
Schwartz, Alexandra, ‘Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s’, Montclair Art Museum, 2014 (exh. cat.)

2013 Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman (ed.), ‘Lorna Simpson’: Works on Paper’, Aspen, Colorado: Aspen Art Press, 2013 (exh. cat.)
Miller-Keller, Andrea, ‘Lorna Simpson: Matrix 107’, Hartford, CT: Wadsworth
Simon, Joan, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Munich, London and New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel Publishing, 2013 (exh. cat.)
Copeland, Huey, ‘Bound to Appear: Figures of Slavery in the Art of Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson and Fred Wilson’, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013 (exh. cat.)

2012 ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C, Driskell Center’, David C. Driskell Center, 2012 (exh. cat.)
‘The Bearden Project’, New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2012 (exh. cat.)
Galpin, Amy (ed.), ‘Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums, San Diego: San Diego Museum of Art, 2012 (exh. cat.)
Molesworth, Helen, ‘This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s’, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012 (exh. cat.)
Simpson, Bennett with contributions, ‘Blues for Smoke’, Munich, London and New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel Publishing, 2012 (exh. cat.)

2011 Desmond, Jill (ed.) ‘Companion to Light, Sound, and the Moving Image’, Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Jones, Kellie, ‘EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art’, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011, See esp., chap, 5, “(Un)seen and Overheard: Pictures by ‘Lorna Simpson’
Princenthal, Nancy (ed.), ‘The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973–1991’, Purchase, NY: Neuberger Museum; Munich: DelMonico Books • Prestel, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2010 Barson, Tanya, and Peter Gorschlüter, (eds.) ‘Afro-Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic’, Liverpool: Tate Liverpool, 2010 (exh. cat.)
Butler, Cornelia H, and Alexandra Schwartz, ‘Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2010 (exh. cat.)
Schuppli, Madeleine (ed.) ‘Yesterday Will Be Better: Mit der Erinnerung in die Zukunft / Taking Memory into the Future’, Aarau, Switzerland: Aargauer Kunsthaus; Bielefeld, Germany: Kerber, 2010, pp. 182-185 (exh. cat.)

2009 Ditner, Judy (ed.) ‘Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, New York: International Center of Photography, 2009 (exh. cat.)

2008 ‘Ink’, New York: Salon 94, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Brownlee, Andrea Barnwell, and Valerie Cassel Oliver, ‘Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image since 1970’, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Enwezor, Okwui, ‘Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art’, New York: International Center for Photography; Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2008 (exh. cat.)
‘Konzept: Fotographie / Concept: Photography, REAL’, Frankfurt, Germany: Städel Museum, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Sterling, Susan Fisher, and Kathryn A, Wat, ‘Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography’, Washington, DC: National Museum of Women in the Arts; London: Scala, 2008 (exh. cat.)

2006 Enwezor, Okwui (ed,), ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York, Abrams in association with the American Federation of Arts, 2006

2005 ‘Collection Remixed’, Bronx, NY: Bronx Museum of Arts, 2005 (exh. cat.)
Conceptual Art since 1970’, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2005 (exh. cat.)
Rothfuss, Joan, and Elizabeth Carpenter, ‘Bits and Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of the Whole: Walker Art Center Collections’, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2005
Temkin, Ann, ‘Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005 (exh. cat.)

2004 Temkin, Ann, ‘Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005 (exh. cat.)
Fernandez-Cid, Gill Marta, ‘Compostela: ‘Lorna Simpson’, Santiago de Compostela, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, 2004
‘Lorna Simpson’, Wooster, OH: College of Wooster Art Museum, 2004
Gili, Marta with contributions by Miguel Fernandez-Cid, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Xunta de Galicia, 2004 (exh. cat.)
‘Open House: Working in Brooklyn’, New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2004 (exh. cat.)

2003 ‘Lorna Simpson: Photoworks and Films, 1986–2002’, Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2003 (bro.)
Fusco, Coco, and Brian Wallis (eds), Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of American Self (exh. cat.) New York: International Center of Photography, 2003
Heon, Laura Steward, Yankee Remix: Artists Take on New England (exh. cat.) North Adams, MA: MASS MoCA; Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 2003
‘Imperfect Innocence: The Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection’, Baltimore: Contemporary Museum; Lake Worth, FL: Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, 2003 (exh. cat.)
Molesworth, Helen Anne, ‘Image Stream’, Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, 2003 (exh. cat.)
Schmidt, Sabine Maria, and Cornelia Brüninghaus-Knubel, ‘Taktiken des Ego / Tactics of the Ego’, Bielefeld, Germany: Kerber; Duisburg, Germany: Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, 2003 (exh. cat.)
Mercer, Kobena, ‘Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s’, Duke University Press, 2003 (exh. cat.)

2002 ‘Lorna Simpson’, Salamanca, Spain: Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Consorcio Salamanca, 2002
‘Lorna Simpson’, London: Phaidon, 2002
Cassel Oliver, Valerie, and Franklin Sirmans, ‘Double Consciousness: Black
Collins, Lisa Gail, ‘The Art of History: African American Women Artists Engage the Past’, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002 (exh. cat.)
‘Documenta 11_Platform 5: Exhibition; Catalog Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2002 (exh. cat.)
Drake, Jennifer, ‘Variations on Negation: Breaking the Frame with ‘Lorna Simpson and Adrian Piper: in ‘Interfaces: Women, Autobiography, Image, Performance’, Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson (eds.), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002, pp. 211–39
Gili, Marta, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, 2002 (exh. cat.)
Rinder, Lawrence R, Chrissie Iles, Christiane Paul, and Debra Singer, ‘2002 Biennial Exhibition’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002 (exh. cat.)
Smith, Elizabeth A, T, Alison Pearlman, and Julie Rodrigues Widholm, ‘Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain: Selected Works from the Museum of Contemporary Art’, Chicago, Collection, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002 (exh. cat.)

2001 Armstrong, Carol M, ‘Camera Women: Women Photographers in the Collection of the Princeton University Art Museum’, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum, 2001 (exh. cat.)
Henry, Lisa, ‘I’m Thinking of a Place’, Los Angeles: UCLA Hammer Museum, 2001, (bro.)
Momin, Shamim, ‘A Way with Words: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2001 (exh. cat.)

2000 ‘Converge’, Miami: Miami Art Museum, 2000 (exh. cat.)
‘An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans’, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000 (exh. cat.)
‘Insites: Interior Spaces in Contemporary Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000 (exh. cat.)
Rubin, David S, ‘Photography Now: An International Survey of Contemporary Photography’, New Orleans: Contemporary Arts Center, 2000 (exh. cat.)
‘Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present’ (exh. cat.) Washington, DC: Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, 2000 (exh. cat.)

1999 Cook, Sarah, Engberg, ‘Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson’, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1999 (bro.)
‘African Americans in Art: Selections from the Art Institute of Chicago’, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1999 (exh. cat.)
‘Institution, in association with Hatje Cantz’, 1999
Kiehl, David, Contemporary Narratives in American Prints, Stamford, CT: Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Phillips, Lisa, ‘The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950–2000’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W, W, Norton, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Benezra, Neal, and Olga M, Viso, ‘Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century’, Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, 1999 (exh. cat.)

1998 ‘Lorna Simpson’: Call Waiting, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998 (bro.)
Ackley, Clifford S, ‘Photoimage: Printmaking, 60s to 90s’, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1998 (exh. cat.)
Lahs-Gonzalez, Olivia, and Lucy Lippard, ‘Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the Twentieth Century’, Saint Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum, 1998 (exh. cat.)
‘The Hugo Boss Prize 1998’, New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1998 (exh. cat.)
Amerikaanse kunst, Amsterdam: Con Rumore, 1998 (exh. cat.)
Stills: ‘A Selection from the Marieluise Hessel Collection’, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 1998 (exh. cat.)

1997 Simpson, Lorna, and Rogers, Sarah J, ‘Lorna Simpson: Interior / Exterior, Full / Empty’, Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, 1997 (exh. cat.)
‘Fotogramas: Arte e cinema na coleção Marieluise Hessel’, Rio de Janeiro: Centro Cultural Light, 1997 (exh. cat.)
Gips, Terry, ‘Terra Firma’, College Park: Art Gallery, University of Maryland, 1997 (exh. cat.)
‘Evidence: Photography and Site’ Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, 1997 (exh. cat.)

1996 ‘Gender beyond Memory: The Works of Contemporary Women Artists’, Tokyo: Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 1996 (exh. cat.)
‘Körper und Betrug / Body and Deception’ (exh. cat.) Berlin: Galerie Wohnmaschine, 1996 (exh. cat.)
Sangster, Gary, and Eleanor Heartney, ‘Urban Evidence: Contemporary Artists Reveal Cleveland’, 2 vol., Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art in association with the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and SPACES, 1996 (exh. cat.)
Robinson, Jontyle Theresa, ‘Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists’, Atlanta: Spelman College Museum of Fine Art; New York: Rizzoli, 1996 (exh. cat.)

1995 hooks, bell, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Vienna: Wiener Secession, 1995 (bro.)
hooks, bell, ‘Art on My Mind: Visual Politics, New York: New Press’, 1995,
Fusco, Coco, ‘English Is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas’, New York: New Press, 1995
Lineker, Bruce, ‘Civil Rights Now’, Winston-Salem, NC: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 1995 (exh. cat.)
‘Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby’, Santa Fe, NM: SITE Santa Fe, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Moore, Sylvia (ed.) ‘Gumbo Ya Ya: Anthology of Contemporary African American Women Artists’, New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1995
Nieves, Marysol, ‘Traces: The Body in Contemporary Photography’, New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Pottier, Marc, ‘Avant-garde Walk a Venezia 1995’, Italy: Edizioni d’arte fratelli Pozzo, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Pultz, John, ‘The Body and the Lens: Photography, 1839 to the Present’, New York: Abrams, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Tsai, Eugenie, ‘Fact and Fiction: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art’ (exh. cat.) Stamford, CT: Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 ‘Lorna Simpson: Standing in the Water’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, 1994, (bro.)
Herzberg, Eunice Lipton, Margo Machida, Micki McGee, Sharon F, Patton, Susan Quist, Gary Sangster, Lowery Stokes Sims, Laura Trippi, and Judith Wilson,
Decter, Joshua ‘Don’t Look Now’, New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1994 (exh. cat.)
Flam, Jack D, and Daniel Shapiro, ‘Western Artists / African Art’ (exh. cat.) New York: Museum for African Art, 1994 (exh. cat.)
Golden, Thelma, ‘Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art’, (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994 (exh. cat.)
‘Sela, Rona, 90-70-90’, Tel Aviv, Israel: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1994
‘Translucent Writings’, Purchase: Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York; Vienna: Grita Insam Gallery, 1994 (exh. cat.)
Tucker, Marcia, ‘Bad Girls’, New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994 (exh. cat.)
‘Imagining Families: Images and Voices’ Washington, DC: National African American Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1994 (exh. cat.)
Wolf, Sylvia, Focus: Five Women Photographers, Morton Grove, IL: Whitman & Co, 1994 (exh. cat.)

1993 ‘Abject Art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art’; Selections from the Permanent Collection, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Butler, Cornelia H, ‘Picturing Ritual’, Woodstock, NY: Center for Photography at Woodstock, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Jacob, Mary Jane, Ivo Mesquita, and Noreen Tomassi (eds), ‘American Visions / Visiones de las Américas: Artistic and Cultural Identity in the Western Hemisphere’, New York: ACA Books in association with Arts International and Allworth Press, 1993
‘Fall from Fashion’, Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993 (exh. cat.)
‘Prospect 93’, Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Schirn Kunsthalle, 1993 (exh. cat.)
‘The Seventh Wave’, Southampton, UK: John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, in association with Pale Green Press, London, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, and Constance Lewallen, ‘Mistaken Identities’, Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, University of California, 1993 (exh. cat.)
Sussman, Elisabeth, Thelma Golden, John G, Hanhardt, and Lisa Phillips, ‘1993 Biennial Exhibition’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1993 (exh. cat.)

1992 Gelover, Cheryl, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Elkins Park, PA: Tyler School of Art Galleries, Temple University, 1992 (bro.)
Willis, Deborah, ‘Lorna Simpson’, San Francisco: Friends of Photography, 1992 (exh. cat.)
Hartman, Saidiya V and Beryl J, Wright, ‘Lorna Simpson: For the Sake of the Viewer’, New York: Universe; Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992 (exh. cat.)
Als, Hilton, and Frank Wagner, ‘Schwarze Kunst: Konzepte zu Politik und Identität’, Berlin: RealismusStudio, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, 1992 (exh. cat.)
‘Dirt and Domesticity: Constructions of the Feminine’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1992 (exh. cat.)
‘Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African-American Presence’, Fukui, Japan: Fukui Fine Arts Museum; Trenton: New Jersey State Museum, New Jersey Department of State, 1992 (exh. cat.)
Watson, Simon, and John S, Weber, ‘Dissent, Difference, and the Body Politic’, Portland, OR: Portland Art Museum, 1992 (exh. cat.)

1991 Fusco, Coco, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Hamilton, NY: Gallery of the Department of Art and Art History, Dana Art Center, Colgate University, 1991
‘Artists of Conscience: Sixteen Years of Social and Political Commentary’, New York: Alternative Museum, 1991 (exh. cat.)
Summerbell, Deirdre, ‘Beyond the Frame: American Art’, 1960–1990, Tokyo: Setagaya Art Museum, 1991
Day, Holliday T, ‘Power: Its Myths and Mores in American Art’ (exh. cat.) Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1991
Jacob, Mary Jane, ‘Places with a Past: New Site-Specific Art at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival’ (exh. cat.) New York: Rizzoli, 1991
‘1991 Whitney Biennial’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991 (exh. cat.)
Zaya, Octavio, Donald Kuspit, and John S, Weber, ‘Altrove: Fra Immagine e Identità, Fra Identità e Tradizione / Altrove: Between Image and Identity, Between Identity and Tradition’ (exh. cat.) Prato, Italy: Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, 1991
Looking Back on the Eighties’, Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1991 (exh. cat.) Tomidy, Paul, ‘De-Persona’, Oakland: Oakland Museum, 1991 (exh. cat.)
Harwood, Yasmin Ramirez, ‘Centric 38: ‘Lorna Simpson’, Long Beach: University Art Museum, California State University, 1990 (bro.)
Weber, John S., ‘Perspectives 15: Lorna Simpson’, Portland: Portland Art Museum and Oregon Art Institute, 1990 (bro.)
Athenaeum, 1980 (bro.) Wells, Jennifer, ‘Projects 23: Lorna Simpson’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1990 (bro.)
Bowman, Russell, and Dean Sobel, ‘Word as Image: American Art, 1960–1990’, Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1990 (exh. cat.)
Lippard, Lucy, ‘Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America’, New York: New Press, 1990
‘San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection’, La Jolla, CA: San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 1990 (exh. cat.)
‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’, New York: New Museum, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, and Studio Museum in Harlem, 1990 (exh. cat.)
Storr, Robert, in collaboration with Judith Tannenbaum, ‘Devil on the Stairs: ‘Utopia Post Utopia: Configurations of Nature and Culture in Recent Sculpture and Photography’, Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1988 (exh. cat.)
Willis, Deborah, ‘An Illustrated Bio-Bibliography of Black Photographers, 1940–1989’, New York: Garland, 1990 (exh. cat.)

1989 Jones, Kelly, ‘Lorna Simpson, New York: Josh Baer Gallery’, 1989
‘Image World: Art and Media Culture’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989 (exh. cat.)
Willis, Deborah, and Kellie Jones, ‘Constructed Images: New Photography, New York: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’, 1989

1988 ‘Autobiography: In Her Own Image’, New York: INTAR Latin American Gallery, Atlanta: Nexus Contemporary Art Center, 1988 (exh. cat.)
Malen, Lenore, ‘The Politics of Gender’, Bayside, NY: Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, 1988 (exh. cat.)
Fairbrother, Trevor J, David Joselit, and Elisabeth Sussman, ‘The Binational: American Art of the Late 80s, German Art of the Late 80s / The Binational: Amerikanische Kunst der späten 80er Jahre, Deutsche Kunst der späten 80er Jahre’, Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art and Museum of Fine Arts; Cologne: DuMont, 1988 (exh. cat.)

1987 ‘9 Uptown’, New York: Harlem School of the Arts, 1987 (exh. cat.)

1985 Perrée, Rob, ‘Postcards from Black America’: Hedendaagse Afrikaans-
‘Seeing Is Believing? Photo Generated Artworks’, New York: Alternative Museum, 1985 (exh. cat.)

1983 Bernier, Celeste-Marie, ‘Imaging Resistance: Representing the Body, Memory and
Contemporary Afro-American Photography, Oberlin, OH: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1983 (exh. cat.)

Articles

2019 St. Félix, Doreen, ‘The Mysterious Darkness of Lorna Simpson’s Paintings’, on: www.newyorker.com, New York, 14 May 2019, ill.
Scobie, Ilka, ‘Lorna Simpson Explores Race, Gender, and History at Hauser & Wirth NY’, on: www.artlyst.com, London, 5 May 2019, ill.
Brady, Anna, ‘JAM, the historic gallery supporting contemporary African American artists, gets another bite of the cherry’, on: www.theartnewspaper.com, New York, 3 May 2019, ill.
Freeman, Nate, ‘This Dealer Fought for African-American Artists for Decades—Now the Market is Paying Attention’, on: www.artsy.net, New York, 1 May 2019, ill.
Nottage, Lynn, ‘Submerged’, in: T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York, 14 April 2019, pp. 116-121, ill.
Valentine, Victoria L., 'Ursula Magazine. Hauser & Wirth Introduced a New Art Quarterly Featuring Linda Goode Bryant, Lorna Simpson, Amy Sherald, Segna Nengundi, and Jack Whitten', on: www.culturetype.com, 13 March 2019, ill.
Artsy Editors, ‘The Most Influential Living African-American Artists’, on: www.artsy.net, New York, 25 February 2019, ill.
Kai, Maiysha, ‘High Art. Artist Lorna Simpson to Receive the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal’, on: www.theglowup.com , New York, 24 January 2019
Greenberger, Alex, ‘Getty Medal Awarded to Mary Beard, Ed Ruscha, Lorna Simpson’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 24 January 2019
Artfix Editors, ‘Getty Medal to go to Visual Artists Lorna Simpson, Ed Ruscha and Classicist Mary Beard’, on: www.artfixdaily.com, Los Angeles, 24 January 2019

2018 Harrison, Anya, ‘Lorna Simpson at Hauser & Wirth, London’, on: BlouinArtInfo, New York, 2 April 2018
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘’Unanswerable’: Lorna Simpson’s London Exhibition Charts Her Subconcious and Embrace of New Mediums’, on: Culture Type, Silver Spring, 17 March 2018

(cont'd) Small, Zachary H., ‘Lorna Simpson’, on: Artforum, New York, 15 March 2018
Takengny, Christine, ‘Lorna Simpson, ‘Unanswerable’ – Hauser & Wirth London’, on: Contemporary Art Society, London, 16 March 2018
___, ‘Lorna Simpson: When Hell Freezes Over’, on: Elephant, London, 13 March 2018
Goodman, Ellie June, ‘How artist Lorna Simpson makes new meaning from old materials’, on: Dazed, London, 9 March 2018
Judah Hettie, ‘Dark Times Prompt Stormy Imagery in Lorna Simpson’s New Show’, on: Garage, New York, 6 March 2018
Baumgardner, Julie, 'Storm Force', in: Wallpaper*, London, March 2018, p. 104-107
Baumgardner, Julie, ‘A new show by artist Lorna Simpson summons fire, ice and history in reverse’, on: Wallpaper*,London, 28 February 2018
Miles, Tiya, ‘Black Hair’s Blockbuster Moment’, in: The New York Times, New York, 25 February 2018, p. SR6
Belcove, Julie L., ‘A Little Bit Of Fearlessness’, in: The Financial Times, London, 24 February 2018, pp. 26 – 31
Belcove, Julia L., 'Acclaimed artist Lorna Simpson on courage, race and gender', in: The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, London, 24 February 2018, pp. 26-31
Belcove, Julia L., 'Acclaimed artist Lorna Simpson on courage, race and gender', in: The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, London, 24 February 2018, pp. 26-31
Cole, Teju, 'Evoking What Can’t Be Seen', in: The New York Times, New York, February 2018, pp. 12-15
Kazanjian, Dodie, 'Lorna Simpson, America’s Most Defiant Conceptual Artist, Makes A Radical Change—To Painting', in: Vogue, New York, 9 February 2018, pp. 435-436

2017 Simpson, Lorna, 'The Artists' Artists', in: Artforum, New York, December 2017, p. 73
Joselit, David, 'On Aggregators', in: Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, Japan, October 2017, p. 148-156
Brown, Kate, 'How ‘Condo King’ Bob Rennie Became the Most Controversial Man in Canada’s Art World', on: news.artnet.com, London, UK, 5 October 2017
'Exquisite Corpse', in: GARAGE, Brooklyn NY, September 2017
Smallwood, Christine, ‘Why Are So Many Artists Making Work That Lies on the Floor?’, in: T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York, 20 August 2017, pp. 169-172
Ortved, John, ‘With All Eyes on the South, the Most Important Art Show in America Is Underway in Pittsburgh’, on: www.vogue.com, 18 August 2017
Donoghue, Katy, ‘The Fearless Lorna Simpson’, on: whitewall.com, 25 May 2017
Sargent, Antwaun, ‘Lorna Simpson at Her David Adjaye–Designed Studio’, on: galeriemagazine.com, Spring 2017
Ortved, John, ‘Frieze and the Female Gaze’, on: vougue.com, 4 May 2017
Eckardt, Stephanie, ‘The Women Artists Stealing the Spotlight at Frieze New York 2017’, on: wmagazine.com, 2 May 2017

2016 Campbell, Andrianna, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Artforum, 26 November 2016
Leher, Adam, ‘With New Body of Work, Artist Lorna Simpson, Recontextualizes Charged, Historical Imagery’, on: forbes.com, 2 November 2016
Cooper, Emerson, ‘The Challenge of Perception’ in: Posture Magazine, 2016, pp. 68-75
Sargent, Antwaun, ‘Lorna Simpson Shifts Gears’, in: Cultured Magazine, September 2016
Lewis, Sarah, ‘Lorna Simpson’ in: Aperture Magazine, Vision and Justice, Summer 2016
Wagoner, Mackenzie, ‘Artist Lorna Simpson Returns to Her Favorite Subject - Hair-With Exclusive New Works’ on: vogue.com. 31 March 2016

2015 Maehara, Melissa, ‘Lorna Simpson Hide Nor Hair’ in: Musée Magazine, 29 Dec 2015

2014 Feeney, Mark, Striking dualities from ‘Lorna Simpson Boston Globe’, October 21, 2014
Soulez, Juliette, ‘Lorna Simpson au Jeu de Paume’, in blouinartinfo.com, 16 July 2014
‘Mirror Images’, in: Art Monthly, 1 June 2014
Davies, Lucy, ‘Deutsche Börse Photography Prize: Lorna Simpson’, on: telegraph.com, 4 April 2014
‘Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced’, on: artlyst.com, 18 April 2014
Hodgson, Barbara, ‘Baltic exhibition reflects on American artist's 30-year career’, in: The Journal, 28 March 2014
Knelman, Sara, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Frieze, Summer 2014, p. 207
Lotz, Ronja, ‘Fragen stellen’, in: Münchner Feuilleton, 11 January 2014
‘Lorna Simpson’, on: getidan.de, 9 January 2014
Seeszlen, Georg, ‘Die Farben der Cultural Studies, Jungle World’ 9 January 2014
‘Spiel mit Identitäten: Lorna Simpson’, in: Cult, 1 January 2014
Years a Slave’ for W Magazine’, in: Culture Type, 25 February 2014

2013 Kaplan, Cheryl, ‘Es ist iteressant, unsicher zu sein - Ein Gespräch mit Lorna Simpson’ on: db–artmag.com 17 December 2013
Mayerle, Astrid, ‘Review’, in: Monopol, 13 December 2013
Sachs, Brita, ‘Mädchen, hast du keine’, in: FAZ, 27 November 2013
Schulke, Sebastian, ‘Live und direkt! Kunst und Künstler hautnah spüren, KolossaI’, 1 November 2013
Mutz, Katherina, ‘Eindeutig uneindeutig, Münchner Merkur,’ 26 October 2013
‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Undo, 23 October 2013
‘Lorna Simpson im Haus der Kunst’ in: kulturonline.net, 2 October 2013
Baqué, Dominiq, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Art Press, 13 September 2013
Schwabsky, Barry, ‘Showing, Saying Whistling: On Lorna Simpson and and Ahlam Shibli, Two photographers focus on the difficulties of putting words to what one sees.’ on: thenation.com, 13 August 2013
‘Lorna Simpson’ in: This is Tomorrow, 17 August 2013
Shibli Two photographers focus on the difficulties of putting words to what one sees’, in: The Nation, 13 August 2013
‘Les ouvres de Lorna’, in: Le Semaine, 6 August 2013
Seeszlen, Georg, ‘Ausstellung: Retrospektive der afroamerikanischen Künstlerin Silamo, Sabrina, ‘Identification d’une Femme, Arts Magazine’, 1 July 2013
O’Hagan, Sean, ‘Lorna Simpson’s photography: gold afros, chess players and 50s glamour’, in: The Guardian, 2013
Ollier, Brigitte, ‘Lorna Simpson hausse le temps’, on: Liberation Next, 2 August 2013
Wolinski, Natacha, ‘L’oeuvre forte de Lorna Simpson s’impose au Jeu de Paume’, in: Le Quotidien de l’Art, August 2013
Zorzi, Diane, ‘Lorna Simpson entre photographie et poésie’, on: Theoria, 15 July 2013
Remy, Cathy, ‘Lorna Simpson: artiste-polymorphe’, in: Le Monde, 21 June 2013
Morel, Guillaume, ‘Les Photos-Textes de Lorna Simpson’, in: Connaissance des Arts 1 June 2013
Zorzi, Diane, ‘Lorna Simpson’ in: Faribole, 2013, pp. 10-13

2011 ‘Lorna Simpson: Gathered’ in: New York Times, 1 July 2011
Denson, G, Roger, ‘Gender as Performance and Script: Reading the Art of Yvonne Rainer, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth, and Lorna Simpson after Eve Sedgwick and Judith Butler’, Huffington Post, 9 June 2011
Lamm, Kimberly, ‘At the Pivot of Biopolitical: Seeing Sex and Racism in Lorna Simpson’s You’re Fine’ in: Paradoxa: International Feminist Art, July 2011, pp. 88–93
Belisle, Brooke, Felt Surface, Visible Image: ‘Lorna Simpson’s Photography and the Embodiment of Appearance, in: Photography and Culture 4 July 2011, pp.157–78
Davis, Ben, ‘Lorna Simpson Momentum at Salon 94’, on: artinfo.com, 12 May 2011

2009 ‘Les métamorphoses de ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Journal des arts, 13–27 November 2009
Duponchelle, Valérie, ‘Lorna Simpson, retour sur un double, in: Le Figaroscope, November 2009, pp. 4–10
Heilenman, Diane, ‘Artist’s Role Is That of Quiet Provocateur’, in: Courier-Journal Louisville, KY, 9 March 2009
O’Neill-Butler, Lauren, ‘Lorna Simpson: Salon 94/Salon 94 Freemans’, in: Artforum, January 2009, pp. 206–7

2008 Unsal, Merve, ‘Lorna Simpson: Ink at Salon 94 and Salon 94 Freemans’, on: artcritical.com, December 2008
York, Hildreth, ‘Seen from Above’ in: Surface Design, Spring 2008, pp. 22–29

2007 Armstrong, Carol, ‘Identity Aesthetics’, in: Artforum, September 2007, pp.131–32
Conner, Jill, ‘Questioning Reality’, in: Afterimage, July–August 2007, p. 29
Bell, Jennie, ‘Lorna Simpson’, on: artinfo.com, 11 May 2007
Underwood, Paul L, ‘James Casebere and Lorna Simpson Artists’, in: New York Times, 1 April 2007
Ammeson, Jane, ‘Lorna Simpson’s Haunting Images Permeate Exhibit,’ in: Times of Northwest Indiana, 28 July 2007
Cotter, Holland, ‘Exploring Identity as a Problematic Condition’, on: newyorktimes.com, 2 March 2007
Urbina, Sofía, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Arte y parte, February–March 2007, p. 144
Turner, Elisa, ‘Lorna Simpson: Miami Art Museum’, in: Art News, January 2007, pp. 138–40

2006 Valdez, Sarah, ‘Lorna Simpson: Echoes of the Unspoken’, in: Art in America December 2006, pp. 106–11
Morgan, Susan, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Aperture, Winter 2006, p. 12,
Zellen, Jody, ‘Lorna Simpson: Los Angeles, Art Papers 30 July–August 2006, p. 64
Hainley, Bruce, ‘Lorna Simpson Museum of Contemporary Art’, Los Angeles, in: Artforum, Summer 2006, pp. 360–61
Myers, Holly, ‘Eye Contact: Lorna Simpson’s Politics of Engagement’, in: LA Weekly, 17 May 2006
Hart, Hugh, ‘Absences Make Her Art Stronger’ in: Los Angeles Times, 17 April 2006

2005 ‘April 2006 Preview: ‘Lorna Simpson’, Art in America: Annual Guide 93, August 2005, p. 45
Copeland, Huey, ‘Bye, Bye Black Girl: ‘Lorna Simpson’s Figurative Retreat’, in: Art Journal 64, Summer 2005, pp. 62–77
Hastings, Sasha, ‘Lorna Simpson Prefix ICA Toronto’, in: Canadian Art, Fall 2005, pp. 152–54
Milroy, Sarah, At the Galleries: ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Globe and Mail Canada, 8 April 2005
Derieux, Florence, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Flash Art, March–April 2005, p.122
‘Lorna Simpson: Le noir dans la peau’ in: Le Figaro littéraire, 20 January 2005

2004 Lane, Tahree, ‘Owens Showcases Works by Lorna Simpson’, in: Toledo Blade, 5 November 2004
Ross, Ellen, ‘Conversation: Ellen Ross with Cindy Sherman and Lorna Simpson’, in: Yard 1, Fall 2004, pp. 20–27
Harris, Jane, ‘Lorna Simpson Sean Kelly Gallery’, Time Out New York, 13–20 May 2004, pp. 66
Derieux, Florence, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Flash Art, March–April 2005, p.122
Igram, Bruce, ‘Monitoring Her Life: Video Artist Lorna Simpson’s “31” Offers Glimpses of Everyday Life’ in: Evanston Review, 11 March 2004
Stamets, Bill, ‘Days in the Lives’, in: Chicago Reader, 19 February 2004
‘Lorna Simpson: Corridor’, in: für schwarze Frauen, Berliner Zeitung, 29 January 2004
Hawkins, Margaret, ‘31’ Ways to Tell the Truth, Chicago Sun-Times, January 30, 2004

2003 Malik, Amna, ‘Lorna Simpson: Then and Now at the Irish Museum of Modern Art’, Dublin, Portfolio, December 2003, pp. 90–92
Gaston, Diana, ‘Lorna Simpson at the Whitney Museum of American Art’, in: Camerawork, Spring–Summer 2003: pp. 34– 35
Kennedy, Róisín, ‘Dublin: ‘Lorna Simpson at IMMA and Laura Gannon at Hugh Lane’, in: Circa: Art Magazine, Summer 2003, pp. 76–78
Ceballos, Miguel Angel, ‘Roban videoinstalación de Lorna Simpson’ in: El Universal Mexico City, 22 May 2003
Clancy, Luke, ‘Reviews: Lorna Simpson’, in: Art Review, May 2003 p. 95
Maldonado, Ana Laura, ‘Cierran espacios de TV a la obra de Lorna Simpson’, in: El Universal Mexico City, 13 May 2003
McNatt, Glenn, ‘Much to Learn from Lorna Simpson’s Lips; Video Installation Marries Mouths to Old Standard; Object Lesson: Video Art, in: Baltimore Sun, 23 February 2003
Paik, Tricia Y, ‘Lorna Simpson: Cameos and Appearances’, in: Whitney Museum of American Art Art on Paper 7 January– February 2003, p. 76

2002 Glueck, Grace, ‘Lorna Simpson—’31 and ‘Cameos and Appearances,’ New York Times, 25 October 2002
Richard, Frances, ‘Fall 2002 Preview Lorna Simpson Whitney Museum of American Art’ in: Artforum 41 September 2002, p. 74
‘Lorna Simpson’, Kunstforum International, August–October 2002, pp. 232–33
Oriv Begoña F, ‘El Centro de Arte acoge la primera gran exposición europea de Lorna Simpson’, in: La Gaceta, 26 April 2002

2001 Scott, Andrea K, ‘Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York’, in: Tema Celeste 18 November–December 2001, p.81
Schwartz, Alexandra, ‘Lorna Simpson: University of Michigan Museum of Art’, in: New Art Examiner, 28 May–June 2001, p. 87
Bernard, Marie ‘Artist, Photographer Explores Ethnicities’, on: Michigan Daily, 14 May 2001
Armendi, Nicole, ‘Lorna Simpson’s Public Sex Series: The Voyeuristic Presence and the Embodied Figure’s Absence’ in: Athanor 2001, pp. 67–75

2000 Kelly, Niamh Ann, ‘Lorna Simpson: Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin’, in: Art Monthly, May 2000, pp. 29–31

1999 Smith, Cherise, ‘Fragmented Documents: Works by Lorna Simpson’, Carrie Mae Weems and Willie Robert Middlebrook in the Art Institute of Chicago’, in: Museum Studies 24,1999, pp. 244–59
Brockington, Horace, ‘Logical Anonymity: Lorna Simpson, Steve McQueen, Stan Douglas’, in: the International Review of African American Art, 15 June 1999, pp. 20–29
Sausset, Damien, ‘Lorna Simpson en quête d’identité’ in: L’Oeil, May 1999
‘Walker Art Center News Lorna Simpson’, in: Flash Art 32, January–February 1999, p. 44
Burleigh, Nina, ‘Lorna Simpson Talks about Photography’, in: Chicago Tribune, 13 January 1999

1998 Turner, Grady T, ‘Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly’, in: Art in America, May 1998, p. 123
Pagel, David, Art Review: ‘Lorna Simpson at Kohn Turner Gallery’, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, April 3, 1998,
Hegarty, Laurence, ‘Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly Gallery’, New York, in: Art Papers, January–February 1998, p. 56
Autliff, Allan, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Lola, no. 3 January 1998, p. 86
Feaster, Felicia, ‘Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York’, in: New Art Examiner, 25 December 1997–January 1998, p. 53
Novakov, Anna, ‘Public Sex: In Conversation with Lorna Simpson’, in: Atlántica, Winter 1998, pp.172–78

1997 Koeninger, Kay, ‘Simpson’s Dark World Explores Perception, Columbus Dispatch’, 23 November 1997
White, Miles, ‘Simpson Targets Race, Gender Politics, South Bend Tribune’, 9 November 1997
‘Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York’, in: New York Times, October 3, 1997
‘Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly’, on: artnet.com, 23 September1997
Fusco, Coco, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Bomb, Fall 1997, pp. 50–55
Kendricks, Neil, ‘Film Projects Put Conceptual Artist’s Pictures in Motion’, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 July 1997
Álvarez Bravo, Armando, ‘Tras el lente de Lorna Simpson’ in: Miami El Nuevo Herald, 18 February 1997

1996 ‘Lorna Simpson at Karen McCready Fine Art’, in: Art on Paper 1 November–December 1996, p. 37
Enwezor, Okwui, ‘Social Grace: The Work of Lorna Simpson’ in: Third Text, Summer 1996 pp. 43–58
Villaseñor, Maria Christina, ‘Lorna Simpson: Nine Props, An Interview and Art Portfolio,’ in: Paris Review, Spring 1996, pp. 72–86
Ritchie, Matthew, ‘Lorna Simpson, Sean Kelly’ in: Flash Art, 29 March–April 1996, p. 112
Aukeman, Anastasia, ‘Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly Gallery New York’, in: Art News 95 January 1996, pp. 124–25
‘Lorna Simpson, Sean Kelly, New York’ in: Frieze, January–February 1996, pp. 67–68

1995 Hagen, Charles, ‘Lorna Simpson Sean Kelly Gallery New York City’, in: New York Times, 17 November 1995
Mahoney, Robert, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Time Out New York, 1–8 November 1995. p. 25
Tata, Michael Angelo, ‘Lorna Simpson: Standing in the Water’, in: Fiberarts 22 Summer 1995, p. 61
Thorson, Alice, ‘Photographer Creates Images to Expand Your Mind’, in: Kansas City Star, 22 January 1995
Whipple, Jeff, Wigged Out: ‘Lorna Simpson at Richard Levy Gallery’, in: NuCity, 25 January 1995
Wylie, Charles, ‘Lorna Simpson: Figure 1991’, in: Saint Louis Art Museum Bulletin Winter 1995, pp. 46–47
Tomlinson, Glenn C, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Bulletin: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winter 1995, pp. 36–37

1994 Lillis, Karen E, ‘Lorna Simpson at Josh Baer Gallery New York’ in: Art Papers November–December 1994 pp. 61–62
Sozanski, Edward J, ‘An Intelligent Exploration of Racial Identity’, in: Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 November 1994
Steinberg, Ellen, ‘Lorna Simpson. Adam Brooks’, in: New Art Examiner, Summer 1994, pp. 51–52
Schleifer, Kristen Brooke, ‘Taking a Fall: Lorna Simpson’s New ‘Do’, in: Print Collector’s Newsletter, 25 July–August 1994, pp.92–93
‘Wig Show Cuts to the Heart of Obsession’, in: Chicago Sun-Times, 22 April 1994
‘CAA Honors Lorna Simpson’, in: Flash Art 27 March–April 1994, p. 55
‘Lorna Simpson: ‘Standing in Water,’ New York Times, 18 March 1994
Decter, Joshua, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Artforum, January 1994, pp. 90–91

1993 Hackett, Regina, ‘Lorna Simpson Finds Meaning in Absence’, Seattle, in: Post-Intelligencer, 10 December 1993
Kangas, Matthew, ‘The Artist as Social Critic: Lorna Simpson’s Polaroid Art Asks the Viewer to Ponder’, in: Seattle Times, 13 December 1993
Levin, Kim, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: The Village Voice, 5 October 1993, p. 75
Wilkes, Andrew, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Aperture, Fall 1993, pp. 14–23
hooks, bell, ‘Lorna Simpson, “Waterbearer”, in: Artforum, September 1993, pp. 136–37
Art Reviews: From Confrontation to Seduction, Los Angeles Times, June 10, 1993
Curtis, Cathy, ‘Seeing in Black and White’ in: Los Angeles Times, 20 April 1993
Tribune, 20 November 1992Uncanny Dissonance: The Work of ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Third Text, Spring 1993, pp. 27–31
Petr, Mark, ‘A Quiet Confrontation: Works by Lorna Simpson, Houston Center for Photography’, in: Spot 12 Summer 1993: 4–5

1992 Holg, Garrett, ‘Lorna Simpson Reveals Truth through the Eye of the Beholder’, in: Chicago Sun-Times, December 13, 1992
‘Spare Power: Simpson’s Simplicity Yields Weighty Social Comment’, in: Chicago Tribune, November 22, 1992
Foerstner, Abigail ‘Simpson Challenges Racial and Gender Stereotypes’ in: Chicago Tribune, November 1992
Avgikos, Jan, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Artforum, October 1992 p. 104
Artner, Alan G, Simpson Photoworks Speak through Body Language, in: Chicago Tribune, March 27, 1992
Colby, Joy Hakanson, ‘Simpson Reveals the Many Sides of Race and Gender’, Detroit News, 13 March 1992
‘Photopieces Attack Stereotypes with Wit’, in: Philadelphia Inquirer, 6 February 1992
Gray, Alice R, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Art News, October 1992, pp. 24–25
Johnson, Ken, ‘Lorna Simpson at Josh Baer’ in: Art in America, November 1992, p.143

1991 Garfield, Donald, ‘This Exhibit Translates the Visual Vocabulary of Power Museum’ in: News, September–October 1991, pp. 31–32
De Faust, Gretchen, ‘Lorna Simpson at Josh Baer Gallery’, in: Arts Magazine, September 1991, p. 80

1990 Myers, Terry R, ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Lápiz, November 1990, pp. 70–71
Camhi, Leslie, ‘Clue, Lorna Simpson’, in: Village Voice, 7 October 1990, p. 87
Wallach, Amei, ‘Lorna Simpson: Right Time, Right Place’, in: New York Newsday’ 19 September 1990
Gragg, Randy, ‘Simpson Show Brings New Art to Portland before It’s Gotten Old, in: Oregonian, 19 July 1990
Joseph, Regina, ‘Lorna Simpson Interview’ in: Balcon, Spring 1990, pp. 35–39
Jones, Ronald, ‘Bankers Daughters Lorna Simpson’s Documentary Photography’, in: Artscribe, March–April 1990, pp. 52– 53
‘Centric 38’: High-Minded World of New York’s ‘Lorna Simpson’, in: Los Angeles Times, 31 March 1990
McKenna, Kristine, ‘Centric 38’: Austere Art by Simpson Gets Viewing’ in: Los Angeles Times, 24 March 1990
O’Dair, Barbara, ‘Centric 38’ Demands Second Look, in: Orange County Register, 16 February 1990
Nickas, Robert, ‘New York Fax Lorna Simpson’, in: Art Issues, December 1989–January 1990, p. 36

1989 Saussy, Haun, ‘Lorna Simpson: Josh Baer/Wadsworth Athenaeum’, in: Arts Magazine, December 1989, p. 84
Hayt-Atkins, Elizabeth, ‘Lorna Simpson at Josh Baer’ in: Art News December 1989, pp. 162, 164
Ottmann, Klaus, ‘Lorna Simpson: Josh Baer, the Wadsworth Athenaeum’, in: Flash Art, November–December 1989, p. 142
Heartney, Eleanor, ‘Lorna Simpson at Josh Baer’, in: Art in America 77, November 1989, pp. 185–86
Smith, Roberta, ‘Lorna Simpson, Josh Baer Gallery’ in: New York Times, 29 September 1989

1988 Malen, Lenore, ‘The Real Politics of Lorna Simpson’, in: Women Artists News 13 Fall 1988, pp. 4, 8
Raven, Arlene, The Dark, in: The Village Voice, July 26, 1988, p. 91

1982 Lippard, Lucy, and Candace Hill-Montgomery, ‘Working Women / Working Artists / Working Together’ in: Woman’s Art, Spring–Summer 1982, pp. 19–20
Simpson, Lorna, ‘Untitled piece, In Racism Is the Is Special is Heresies’ in: 4, vol. no. 2 1982 p. 27

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