Born in 1960 in Brooklyn, NY, Lorna Simpson received her B.F.A. in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1983, then a M.F.A. in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego in 1985. After completing her M.F.A., she then returned to her native Brooklyn, and has established herself as one of the premier artists of her generation. For more than twenty years, her photographic and film works have received wide acclaim for their conceptual sophistication, and their delicate balance of the poetic and the political, the ambiguous and the specific. For more information, visit the artist’s website.
Lorna Simpson, born August 13, 1960, is an African-American photographer and multimedia artist. She came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with artworks such as Guarded Conditions and Square Deal. Simpson in most well known for her pioneering work in conceptual photography. Her works have been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She is best known for her photo-text installations, photo-collages, and films. Her early work raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history. Simpson continues to explore these themes in relation to memory and history in various media including photography, film, video, painting, drawing, audio, and sculpture.