Philadelphia, PA

Samantha Simpson

Trust me
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


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


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


Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerliz, NY
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Writing Art Criticism: Affiliate Artist with Carter Ratcliff
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, Affiliate Artist

Solo Exhibitions
Samantha Simpson & Rachel Perry Welty (2 person show), Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Samantha Simpson, Exotic Narrative, Philadelphia Airport Exhibitions Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
The Problem of Prevost's Squirrel, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Pernicious Natural, Aidekman Art Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Prehistory of the Garden, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC Lush Life, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2003
Strategies, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Tx
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
Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Prints by Gallery Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
50 very small drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
La Main qui Dessinate Toute Seule, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
INK!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
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
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
When the Wind Blows: Atlanta 2001 Biennial, Contemporary Museum, Atlanta, GA
Alumnai/ae Juried Exhibition, Tufts University Gallery, Somerville, MA
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
Art & Technology, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond, FL
3 Amerikanische Positionen, Gallerie Michael Rasche, Fribourg, Germany
Works on Paper, Arts on Douglas, Ormond, FL
The Art Machine, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL
Art & Technology, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond, FL
Projections in Public, Public Art Project, San Francisco, CA
Optimism & Sarcasm, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Integrated Hemispheres, Blasthaus, Sa Francisco, CA
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
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
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


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

Selected Bibliography

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
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
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
Johnson, Ken. "I Woke Up in a Strange Place," New York Times, January 13, 2006.
Newhall, Edith. "The Surreal to the Allegorical," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23, 2005.
Fallon, Roberta. "Editor's Pick," Philadelphia Weekly, December 21, 2005.
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.
Fallon, Roberta. "Lines Dance," Philadelphia Weekly, February 12, 2003.
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
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.
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
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
Benson, Pat. "Samantha Simpson", Leonardo, February 1997
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
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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