Lorna Simpson, born August 13, 1960, is an African-American photographer and multimedia artist. She came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with artworks such as Guarded Conditions and Square Deal. Simpson in most well known for her pioneering work in conceptual photography. Her works have been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She is best known for her photo-text installations, photo-collages, and films. Her early work raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history. Simpson continues to explore these themes in relation to memory and history in various media including photography, film, video, painting, drawing, audio, and sculpture.
Film and audio
A discussion with Amandla Stenberg, Mars and Lorna Simpson about the youth-led movement #ArtHoe and how it relates to Simpson’s …
Sports photographs and hair commercials provide inspiration to the American artist
ListenNew York based African-American artist Lorna Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s with challenging work that dealt with issues …