Associate Professor
Foundations, Painting, Visual Studies

Samantha Simpson

Samantha Simpson makes paintings and drawings that reference cartooning, 14th century woodcuts and the history of modernist painting. Her recent pieces specifically address the uneasy juxtaposition of the everyday and the political.

Simpson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been included in solo and two-person exhibitions at Firecat Projects; Gallery Joe; Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center; Tufts University; the Lawndale Art Center in Houston; Slugfest Printmaking Workshop in Austin, Texas and Gallerie Michael Rasche in Fribourg, Germany. Her art has been included in group exhibitions at the Atlanta Contemporary Museum; Moti Hasson Gallery; Gallery Joe; the Cornell Museum of Art; New Langton Arts; Southern Exposure; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Magda Danysz in Paris, France, among others. 

Her work can be found in the private and public collections of the Sackner Archive of Visual Poetry, the DiRosa Foundation Collection and the collections at Wesleyan and Cornell University galleries. She is the recipient of grants from the Leeway Foundation and Temple University and was a finalist for a Pew Fellowship. She has attended residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Headlands Center for the Arts. 

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1993
BFA, Museum School of Fine Arts at Tufts University, 1990


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito