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.