Associate Professor
Foundations, Painting, Visual Studies

Samantha Simpson

Samantha Simpson is an artist who makes interactive VR, books and work on paper. She has a long history of painting on paper but is now making immersive interactive painted worlds in VR. Her work asks questions about empathy, artmaking and politics within the frame of a theatrical vision of the natural world.

Simpson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, and has been included in solo and two-person exhibitions at  the Rosewood Art Gallery, Firehouse Art Center, 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 and teaches at Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia.

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


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito