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Samantha Simpson
updated: 09/11/2013
website: www.samanthasimpson.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Evolution Aside
Mortal Coils
The Thing Is, The Thing Is
Episode
Episode (detail)
Fight/Flight
Pull
Pull (detail)
Reversal
Reversal (detail)
Rumor
Innocent Snake 1
Suspense
All I Have
Spectacle
 
Portfolio Keywords:  text, animals, language, nature, obsessive, conceptual, cartoon, historical, humor, psychological
 
 
Evolution Aside by Samantha Simpson
Evolution Aside
Ink and watercolor on paper
2013
39 " x  50 " 
Mortal Coils by Samantha Simpson
Mortal Coils
Ink and watercolor on paper
2013
38 " x  50 " 
The Thing Is, The Thing Is by Samantha Simpson
The Thing Is, The Thing Is
Ink and watercolor on paper
2011
38 " x  44 " 
Episode by Samantha Simpson
Episode
Ink and watercolor on paper
2012
30 " x  44 " 
Episode (detail) by Samantha Simpson
Episode (detail)
Ballpoint pen on paper
2012
30 " x  44 " 
Fight/Flight by Samantha Simpson
Fight/Flight
Ink and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  44 " 
Pull by Samantha Simpson
Pull
Ink and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  44 " 
Pull (detail) by Samantha Simpson
Pull (detail)
Ink and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  44 " 
Reversal by Samantha Simpson
Reversal
Ink and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  44 " 
Reversal (detail) by Samantha Simpson
Reversal (detail)
Ink and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  44 " 
Rumor by Samantha Simpson
Rumor
Ink on paper
2009
29.5 " x  45 " 
Innocent Snake 1 by Samantha Simpson
Innocent Snake 1
Ink on paper
2012
11 " x  15 " 
Suspense by Samantha Simpson
Suspense
Ballpoint pen on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
All I Have by Samantha Simpson
All I Have
Ballpoint pen on paper
2008
10" x  7.5" 
Spectacle by Samantha Simpson
Spectacle
Ballpoint pen on paper
2008
10.5" x  7.5" 

Artist Statement
I use a ball point pen to make this work, and I think of it as a means of enshrining time spent in doubt. All of the things I say are true, but none of them are the truth: they are transitory statements that have been dignified through the devotion of time and ornament into proclamations.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
Samantha Simpson & Rachel Perry Welty
, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA 2008
Exotic Narrative
, Philadelphia Airport Exhibitions Initiative, April 2006
The Problem of Prevost's Squirrel
, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2005
The Pernicious Natural,
Aidekman Art Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA 2005
Prehistory of the Garden, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC 2004
Lush Life, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2004
Strategies, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX 2003
Snake Cycle, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY 2002
Snake Cycle, Westchester Art Workshop, SUNY/Westchester Community College, Westchester, NY 2002
Samantha Simpson, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, TX 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
Le Main Qui Dessinait Tout Seule, Gallerie Magda Danysz, Paris, 2009
Ink!,
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 2007
I Woke Up in a Strange Place, Moti Hasson Gallery, NY, NY 2005-2006
Drawing on Landscape, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 2003
Atlanta 2001 Biennial: When the Wind Blows, Atlanta Contemporary Museum, Atlanta GA 2001
3 Amerikanische Positionen, Gallerie Michael Rache, Fribourg, Germany 1999
Projections in Public, Side Street Projects, San Francisco, CA 1996
Optimism & Sarcasm, The Lab, San Francisco, CA 1996
Downtown Windows Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA 1995
Big Jesus Trash Can, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA 1995
Art Kit, Musee d'Honneur Miniscule,New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA 1993

Education
MFA 1993 San Francisco Art Institute
BFA 1990 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Residencies
2002 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerliz NY
1998 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL Writing Art Criticism: Affiliate Artist with Carter Ratcliff
1995-1997 Headlands Center for the Arts: Affiliate Artist

Public Collections
The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry
Rene & Veronica DiRosa Foundation
Cornell University Museum of Art