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.

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

matter has memory

Mike Sweeney interviews
Rose B. Simpson


Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Rose B. Simpson, our Issue #26 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her relationship to vulnerability and power, the importance of intention in creating her pieces, and her desire to honor (often overlooked) objects…Read more

"Reach (Threshold)" by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 61" x 39" x 45", Ceramic and forged steel, 2010


Mixed Media Sculptures

By Rose B. Simpson

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…
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