Philadelphia, PA

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Samantha Simpson

Trust me
2008
ballpoint pen on paper
7 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches

Please contact the gallery for a complete updated resume.

Samantha Simpson

b. 1968, Alberta, Canada

Education

1993 San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA; MFA in Painting
1990 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; BFA

Awards

2002
The Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Award
Temple University Summer Research Fellowship
2001
Temple University Summer Research Fellowship
Temple University Grant in Aid of Research
2000
Stetson University Travel Grant
1999
Stetson University Travel Grant

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, Sausalito, CA, Affiliate Artist

Solo Exhibitions
2009
Samantha Simpson & Rachel Perry Welty (2 person show), Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Samantha Simpson, Exotic Narrative, Philadelphia Airport Exhibitions Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
2005
The Problem of Prevost's Squirrel, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Pernicious Natural, Aidekman Art Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2004
Prehistory of the Garden, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC Lush Life, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2003
Strategies, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Tx
2002
Snake Cycle: Samantha Simpson, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, curated by John Massier, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Snake Cycle: Samantha Simpson, Westchester Art Workshop, SUNY Westchester Community College, Westchester, NY
Samantha Simpson, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, Tx

Group Exhibitions
2010
Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Prints by Gallery Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2009
50 very small drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2008
La Main qui Dessinate Toute Seule, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
2007
INK!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2005-2006
I Woke Up in a Strange Place, curated by Daria Brit Shapiro and Tairone Bastien, Moti Hasson Gallery, NY, NY 2004
New Releases, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Artists in the STudio: 30 Years at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY 2003
Drawing on Landscape, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2002
Red Dot 3, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Selections, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Art at Steepletop, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
Reciprocity, Print Portfolio, curated by Yvonne Leonard, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2001
When the Wind Blows: Atlanta 2001 Biennial, Contemporary Museum, Atlanta, GA
Alumnai/ae Juried Exhibition, Tufts University Gallery, Somerville, MA
2000
Non-Matriculated Residencies, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
Samantha & Margaret Simpson, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, TX
Bizarro World, Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, Orlando, FL
1999
Art & Technology, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond, FL
3 Amerikanische Positionen, Gallerie Michael Rasche, Fribourg, Germany
1998
Works on Paper, Arts on Douglas, Ormond, FL
The Art Machine, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL
1997
Art & Technology, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond, FL
1996
Projections in Public, Public Art Project, San Francisco, CA
Optimism & Sarcasm, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Integrated Hemispheres, Blasthaus, Sa Francisco, CA
1995
Spirographs, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausolito, CA
Downtown Windows Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Big Jesus Trash Can, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA
1994
Art 94 Los Angeles, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA
Self Portrait, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA
Prehistoric, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA
1993
Art Kit, Musee d'Honneur Miniscule, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Samantha Simpson & Lynn Tomaseski, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Ninth Annual Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Collections

The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry
Rene & Veronica DiRosa Foundation, Napa, CA
Cornell Museum, Ithaca, NY

Selected Bibliography

2010
Singer, Miriam, “First Friday in the Snow: Gallery Joe and Space1026”, Philagraphika Blog, February 22, 2010
Rosoff, Libby, “Big Bang Small Bang at Gallery Joe”, The Art Blog, February 25, 2010
2008
Zarro, Jennifer. “Inside the Artist’s Studio,” Art Matters, October 1, 2008.
Newhall, Edith, “Ballpoint Pen Drawings with Wit and Charm,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2008.
Fallon, Roberta. “Silhouesttes and Drawings Rule the New School,” Philadelphia Weekly, May 14, 2008
2007
Newhall, Edith. “Drawings that Dot the 'I' in Ink,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2007
Hill, Lori. "First Friday Focus," Philadelphia Citypaper, July 5, 2007
Fallon, Roberta. “Ink!" Philadelphia Weekly, July 18, 2007
Fallon, Roberta, “Ink at Gallery Joe,” Artblog, July 18, 2007
2006
Johnson, Ken. "I Woke Up in a Strange Place," New York Times, January 13, 2006.
2005
Newhall, Edith. "The Surreal to the Allegorical," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23, 2005.
Fallon, Roberta. "Editor's Pick," Philadelphia Weekly, December 21, 2005.
2004
Sozanski, Edward. "Animal Fables," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2004.
Fallon, Roberta. "Local Muses," Philadelphia Weekly, November 3, 2004.
Fallon, Roberta. "New Releases and Paradise," Philadelphia Weekly, August 4, 2004.
Fallon, Roberta and Libby Rosoff. "From the Artist's Mouth," Artblog, August 12, 2004.
Fallon, Roberta and Libby Rosoff. "First Friday Ups and Downs," Artblog, August 8, 2004.
Fallon, Roberta and Libby Rosoff. "First Friday Fireworks," Artblog, July 5, 2004.
2003
Fallon, Roberta. "Lines Dance," Philadelphia Weekly, February 12, 2003.
2002
Lavatelli, Mark. "Cartoon Confrontations: Samantha Simpson's Snake Cycle at Hallwalls", ArtVoice, June 20, 2002
Mitchell, Steve. "The Greatest Shows in Town", ArtVoice, June 13, 2002
2001
Bowman, Stephanie. "When the Wind Blows: 2001 Atlanta Biennial", Art Papers, September 2001
Byrd, Cathy. "Fantasies and Nightmares", Creative Loafing, April 2001
Fox, Catherine. "Biennial's Big 'Wind' has Small Substance", Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 20, 2001
Bramlette, Teresa. "When the Wind Blows: 2001 Atlanta Biennial" catalogue essay.
2000
Abrams, Ron. "Bizarro World: The Parallel Universe of Comics and Fine Art" catalogue essay, Cornell Museum, Orlando FL
Schneider, Steve. "Double Vision", Orlando Weekly, March 16, 2000
1999
Stewart, Laura. "Wake Up and Hear, See and Feel the Difference", Daytona News Journal, December 12, 1999
Brooke, Carla. "Art & Technology at the Ormond Art Museum", Flagler-Palm Coast Community Times, December 29, 1999
"Airbrush, Keel and Selbstportrat", Badische Zeitung, May 22, 1999
1997
Benson, Pat. "Samantha Simpson", Leonardo, February 1997
1995
Roche, Harry. "Big Jesus Trash Can", San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 8, 1995
Bernstein, Jefferey. "The New Renaissance of San Francisco Dealers", Art West, January 1995
1993
Roche, Harry. "Drawing First", San Francisco Bay Guradian, December 1, 1993
Friedman, Robert. "Pop Pix, Prehistoric at the Victoria Room", Art Week, October 21, 1993
Baker, Kenneth. "Inviting Art at an Uninviting Location", San Francisco Chronicle, September 27, 1993

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