Rose B. Simpson


About the Artist

Rose B. Simpson was born in 1983 and raised in an Arts and Permaculture environment at Santa Clara Pueblo, NM. She is a mixed-media artist focusing in ceramic sculpture, metal, fashion, painting, music, performance, installation, and most recently; custom cars. She graduated high school Valedictorian from the Santa Fe Indian School and opted to attend the University of New Mexico with a focus in Studio Arts, Creative Writing and Dance. In 2007 she graduated with a BFA in Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts. In 2011 she graduated with an Honors MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design. From 2012-2015 she attended Northern New Mexico College’s Automotive Science Program with a focus in Auto Body. She is currently enrolled in the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Low Rez Creative Writing MFA program and will begin teaching ceramics at IAIA in September 2017.

Simpson has shown her work internationally, and is in numorous museum collections nationally- including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Clay Art Center, Heard Museum, Pomona College Museum of Art, and the Peabody Essex Museum. Her most recent solo museum exhibtion was Fall 2016 at Pomona College Museum of Art, titled "Ground," catalog available.

Simpson is currently on the Board of Directors of Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute and the New Mexico School for the Arts. She is represented by Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art Gallery in Santa Fe. Residing on the Santa Clara reservation, she explores the many ways to deconstruct gender and culture-based stereotypes and social ideologies by wandering between ceramic or fashion or drawing or music studios, working on her classic cars and motorcycle in her shop, or pulling weeds and feeding animals on the farm.
Can't Unsee
Brake I
Mantle (Piece) I
Mantle (Piece) III
Rewilding I
Harmony II
Storytellers II (star & bowl)
Ancestor 7
Ancestor 3
Crown I
Holding It Together II