Rose B. Simpson

Mask: Simpson, Ortiz

Mask: Simpson, Ortiz

Work Details

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.





    About Rose B. Simpson

    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

    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.
    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

    Cosmology I

    Cosmology I

    2021

    Steel, ceramic

    30 X 30 X 4 inches

    Inventory ID: #16669

    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.
    Mantle (Piece) III

    Mantle (Piece) III

    2019

    Ceramic & steel

    22 X 15 X 4 inches

    Inventory ID: #16303

    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.
    Rewilding I

    Rewilding I

    2019

    Steel

    21 X 8 inches

    Inventory ID: #16305

    Remember the way the human fits in the pattern of All Things.
    The Answer That Ended Creation B

    The Answer That Ended Creation B

    2011

    Ceramic, adobe bricks

    14 1/2 X 17 X 12 1/2 inches

    Inventory ID: #16758

    Presence 3

    Presence 3

    2018

    Ceramic, metal clutch plates

    12 X 6 X 3 inches

    Inventory ID: #16193