November 14, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Artist’s Perspective: Rose B. Simpson

  • Rose B. Simpson, Santa Clara Pueblo. Maria, 2014. Chevy El Camino. Collection of the artist. © 2014 Rose B. Simpson. Image © Kate Russell

Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

Rose B. Simpson is a mixed-media artist from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Her work engages ceramic sculpture, metals, fashion, performance, music, installation, writing, and custom cars. Simpson’s stunning restored 1985 Chevrolet El Camino, inspired by traditional Tewa black on black pottery and named after the artist Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo, opens the exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. Hear more about her artistic process and her work during this lecture. 

Rose B. Simpson received an MFA in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2018. Her work is collected in museums across the continent and has been exhibited internationally.


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