ART ISSUE #26

"Reach (Threshold)" by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 61" x 39" x 45", Ceramic and forged steel, 2010
*Image: “Reach (Threshold)” by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 61″ x 39″ x 45″, Ceramic and forged steel,  2010

 

Rose B. Simpson

Mixed Media Sculptures

Residing on the Santa Clara reservation, Rose B. Simpson 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.

 

"Chameleon" by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 37" x 14" x 12" mixed media, 2013

“Chameleon” by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 37″ x 14″ x 12″ mixed media, 2013

 

 

"Dream Machine" by Rose B. Simpson, 62" x 22" x 18" ceramic, steel, leather and rope, 2016

“Dream Machine” by Rose B. Simpson, 62″ x 22″ x 18″ ceramic, steel, leather and rope, 2016

 

 

"Red" by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 33" x 15" x 11" mixed media, 2013

“Red” by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 33″ x 15″ x 11″ mixed media, 2013

 

 

"Beholding Contradiction #1" by Rose B. Simpson, 39" x 10" x 13" ceramic and mixed media on steel base, 2015

“Beholding Contradiction #1″ by Rose B. Simpson, 39″ x 10″ x 13” ceramic and mixed media on steel base, 2015

Rose B. Simpson

Rose B. Simpson grew up in an arts and Permaculture environment at Santa Clara Pueblo, NM. She is a mixed-media artist whose work engages ceramic sculpture, metal work, fashion, painting, music, performance, installation, and most recently custom cars. Simpson’s work has been featured at SITE Santa Fe (2008, 2015); the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian (2008); the Heard Museum, Phoenix (2009, 2010); the Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe (2010) and has been shown internationally. Simpson earned her BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. After studying in Japan, she completed an MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently enrolled in the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Low Rez Creative Writing MFA program. Simpson is represented by Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art Gallery in Santa Fe and Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale.

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