Lorna Simpson

Born in 1960 in Brooklyn NY

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

Lives and works in Brooklyn NY

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Fisher Landau Center for Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: Hypothetical?’, Long Island City NY
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, UK (traveling exhibition)

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

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

2006
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Los Angeles CA
Miami Art Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Miami FL
The Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Kalamazoo MI
The Gibbes Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Charleston SC

2005
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson: 31’, Toronto, Canada

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’, Mexico City, Mexico
Irish Museum of Modern Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, 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)

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

1998
Walker Art Center, ‘Scenarios: Recent Work by Lorna Simpson’, Minneapolis MN
CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, 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
Miami Art Museum, ‘Lorna Simpson: New Work Series’, Miami FL

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, “Wig’s”’, 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

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
Josh Baer Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, New York NY
Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, ‘Lorna Simpson: Words and Images’, Detroit MI

Group Exhibitions

2019
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘The Condition of Being Addressable’, Los Angeles CA (upcoming)

2018
Galerie l’UQAM and Cinematheque quebecoise, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Montreal, Canada (traveling exhibition)(upcoming)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, Los Angeles CA (traveling exhibition)(upcoming)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art’, Los Angeles CA (upcoming)
Galway Arts Centre, ‘A Brand New Darkness’, Galway, Ireland (upcoming)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85’, Massachusetts MA (traveling exhibition)(upcoming)
High Museum of Art, ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, Atlanta GA (traveling exhibition)(upcoming)
Walker Art Center, ‘Jason Moran’, Minneapolis MN (upcoming)
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, ‘Second Sight: the Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art’, Brunswick ME (upcoming)
MUAC, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporañeo, Soulèvements (Uprisings), Mexico City, Mexico (traveling exhibition)(upcoming)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85’, Buffalo NY (traveling exhibition)(upcoming)
The Baker Museum of Art, ‘Word Art: A Poetry of Shape’, Naples FL (upcoming)
National Gallery of Art, ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, Washington DC (traveling exhibition)(upcoming)
Harvard Art Museums, ‘Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab 1981-2001’, Cambridge MA (upcoming)

2017
Blue Sky Gallery, ‘Embodied’, Portland OR (upcoming)
Modern Museum of Art Fort Worth, ‘Figures from the Collection’, Fort Worth TX (upcoming)
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, UK
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
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, UK
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
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, ‘First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA’, Boston MA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ‘The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium’, La Jolla CA
Bard-Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, ‘Invisible Adversaries: Marieluise Hessel Collection’ New York NY
Camden Arts Centre, ‘Making & Unmaking: An Exhibition’, London, UK
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
‘Citizens and States – Tate Modern Displays’, Tate Modern, London, UK 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

2015
Brooklyn Museum, ‘I See Myself in You: Selections from the Collection’, Brooklyn NY
‘Light Borne in Darkness: Photography Highlights from the Permanent Collection’ Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI
PS1 The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Greater New York’, Long Island City NY
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, ‘I Am Your Sister’, Paris, France
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
Nottingham Contemporary, ‘Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions’, Nottingham, UK
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
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
Taft Museum of Art, ‘African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center’, Cincinnati OH
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Blues for Smoke’, New York NY

2012
Timken Museum of Art, ‘Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego’, San Diego CA (traveling exhibition)
San Diego Museum of Art, ‘Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego’, San Diego CA (traveling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego CA, ‘Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego’, San Diego CA (traveling exhibition) 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)

2011
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
North Carolina Museum of Art, ’30 Americans’, Raleigh NC (traveling exhibition)

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, UK
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, ‘The Deconstructive Impulse: Woman Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973- 1992’, Purchase NY

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’, Atlanta GA
A.I.R. Gallery II, ‘Locks in Translation’, Brooklyn NY

2008
The International Center of Photography, ‘Archive Fever’, New York NY
Rubell Family Collection, ’30 Americans’, Miami FL

2007
Spelman College Museum of Art, ‘Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970’, Atlanta GA
The Pera Museum, ‘Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection: Collected Visions’, Istanbul, Turkey

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

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

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

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
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

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

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
Con(text): Words, Text, and Meaning in the Permanent Collection, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY
Artists’ Space 25th Anniversary Spring Benefit, Artists’ Space, New York NY

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

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

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, ‘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
‘Wigs’, Museum of Photographic Arts, 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, ‘Abject Art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art (Selections from the Permanent Collection)’, New York NY
The New Museum, ‘Transit’, New York NY

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
The Museum of Contemporary 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
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
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘, ‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’, New York NY
The New Museum, ‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘, ‘The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s’,
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
Setagaya Art Museum, ‘Beyond the Frame’, Tokyo, Japan
The National Museum of Art, ‘‘Beyond the Frame’, Osaka, Japan
Fukuoka Art Museum, ‘Beyond the Frame’, Fukuoka, Japan
Act-Up Benefit Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, 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

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
The New Museum, ‘The Decade Show’, New York NY
Galerie Antoine Candau, ‘New York 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)
Prisoners of Image 1800-1988: Ethnic and Gender Stereotypes, Alternative Museum, 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

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
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

1987
Henry Street Settlement, ‘Large As Life: Contemporary Photography’, New York NY (traveling exhibition)
Jamaica Art Center, ‘‘Large As Life: Contemporary Photography’, Queens NY
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
Gallery 62, ‘America: Another Perspective’, New York 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

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

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

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

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 × 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

2016
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

2015
Duke University, ‘Duke University’s centennial celebration of John Hope Franklin’ Durham NC

2014
BALTIC Contemporary Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Lorna Simpson’, Gateshead, UK
University of Pennsylvania, ‘Lorna Simpson at The Silverstein Lecture Series’, Philadelphia PA
The Photographer’s Gallery, ‘Lorna Simpson’, London, UK

2012
African American Studies Department, YaleUniversity, ‘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

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