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Rose B. Simpson

Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Rose B. Simpson

Photo by Minesh Bacrania

Rose B. Simpson (b. 1983, Santa Clara Pueblo, NM) holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She has enjoyed solo shows in the following public institutions: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM; Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Her work is in the following select permanent collections: the Denver Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Portland Art Museum; Princeton University Art Museum; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Simpson lives and works at The Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. She is represented by Jessica Silverman.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2021

Website / Social Links

I am a mixed-media artist whose work addresses the emotional and existential impacts of our collective humanity. My work revolves around the figure as proxy. From matriarchal or androgynous ceramics to performance with attire and custom cars, these are links to empowered identities and cultures. I create hard-working utilitarian concepts—tools of change and of self-reflection. By honoring process, my work intends to cure.”