Rose B. Simpson

Kinship

Kinship

Work Details

Kinship

2019

Ceramic & steel

38 X 12 X 12 inches

Inventory ID: #16295

What guides our aesthetic arrangements? How much of it is learned behavior? Can we teach ourselves about our values through the act of social engagement? Or by rearranging ceramic figures on a limited space?





    About Rose B. Simpson

    Most of Rose B. Simpson's artworks shown below are sold pieces that represent turning points in her career. For more information about currently available pieces please contact the gallery through any of the images below.

    Artist Statement: “My life-work is a seeking out of tools to use to heal the damages I have experienced as a human being of our postmodern and postcolonial era— objectification, stereotyping, and the disempowering detachment of our creative selves through the ease of modern technology. These tools are sculptural pieces of art that function in the psychological, emotional, social, cultural, spiritual, intellectual and physical realms. The intention of these tools is to cure; therefore, my hope is that they become hard-working utilitarian concepts.”

    Chiaroscuro has represented Simpson since 2007 and featured her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions over the years, as her artistic vision developed and her artwork made meaningful connections to more and more viewers. Some early major turning points in her career came with her 2011 solo exhibition “Thesis” which featured new work created in her New Mexico studio after her recent RISD graduation, as well as pivotal pieces she made at RISD during her 2 year MFA program. Simpson’s 2014 solo exhibition, “Finding Center” was anchored by the recently finished 1980s El Camino lowrider “Maria” and the five “Directed” pieces that would later become the basis of her 2018 solo museum exhibition “LIT” at the Wheelwright Museum of Indian Art, Santa Fe. Since the Wheelwright show her national visibility has expanded as curators starting including Simpson in important museum shows such as “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” which originated out of Minneapolis Institute of Art in 2019.

    Simpson has a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Art, an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Ceramics, and an MA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include: Wheelwright Museum (Santa Fe, NM), the Nevada Art Museum (Reno, NV), and SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah, GA). Simpson has forthcoming solo exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA), and the ICA Boston. Museum collections include the Denver Art Museum, ICA Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Nevada Art Museum, Pomona College Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    All Works by Rose B. Simpson

    Kinship

    Kinship

    2019

    Ceramic & steel

    38 X 12 X 12 inches

    Inventory ID: #16295

    What guides our aesthetic arrangements? How much of it is learned behavior? Can we teach ourselves about our values through the act of social engagement? Or by rearranging ceramic figures on a limited space?
    Tonantzin

    Tonantzin

    2021

    Ceramic, steel, leather, brass

    47 X 18 X 13.5 inches

    Inventory ID: #16690

    Mask: Simpson, Ortiz

    Mask: Simpson, Ortiz

    2015

    Ceramic, horsehair

    19 X 15 X 12 inches

    Inventory ID: #16768

    Artwork from: "An Evening Redness in the West." Collaborative installation with Virgil Ortiz. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. Santa Fe, NM, 2015.
    Storytellers I (basket)

    Storytellers I (basket)

    2018

    Ceramic, leather, wood

    19 X 24 X 22 inches

    Inventory ID: #16122

    Tamarind: Maria, Ed 30/30

    Tamarind: Maria, Ed 30/30

    2021

    Lithograph, (2 prints18 x 46 each)

    18 X 46 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16686

    Self Portrait

    Self Portrait

    2016

    Ceramic, steel, leather, wire

    40 X 16 X 16 Inches

    Inventory ID: #15578

    Genesis Squared

    Genesis Squared

    2019

    Ceramic, steel , mixed media

    77 X 23 X 23 inches

    Inventory ID: #16253

    Mantle (Piece) I

    Mantle (Piece) I

    2019

    Ceramic & steel

    21 X 15 X 4 inches

    Inventory ID: #16299

    Objectification, sexualization, and gendering stole adoration and affection. I reclaim that space above the bar, over the fireplace, up on high, where body was only a flourish of the privileged. Mmmm. Uh huh.
    Dream Machine

    Dream Machine

    2016

    Ceramic, steel, leather, rope

    62 X 22 X 18

    Inventory ID: #15577

    Reclamation II

    Reclamation II

    2018

    Ceramic & mixed media

    48 X 18 X 16 inches

    Inventory ID: #16166

    On view in Wheelwright Museum Exhibition.
    The Secret of Flight

    The Secret of Flight

    2015

    mixed media

    33 X 18 X 19 inches

    Inventory ID: #15258

    Artwork current on view at Rose B. Simpson's, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM, solo exhibition, "LIT." November 4, 2018 - October 2019.