Lorna Simpson

born 1960

Lorna Simpson, ‘Five Day Forecast’ 1991
Five Day Forecast 1991
© Lorna Simpson, courtesy Salon 94, New York
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Biography

Lorna Simpson (born 1960) is an African-American photographer and multimedia artist who made her name in the 1980s and 1990s with artworks such as Guarded Conditions and Square Deal. She is one of the leading artists of her generation (to much critical acclaim), and her works have been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

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Artworks

Film and audio

Video

Art Hoe Collective meet Lorna Simpson

A discussion with Amandla Stenberg, Mars and Lorna Simpson about the youth-led movement #ArtHoe and how it relates to Simpson’s work

Video

Unlock Art: Sally Phillips on Shopping for Art

From Tutankhamun to the ancient Greeks, the church to the Medicis, there's a long history of shopping for art ...

Audio

Lorna Simpson: Talking Art

New York based African-American artist Lorna Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s with challenging work that dealt with issues ...

Further reading

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