Join Tamarind Institute artist-in-residence Rose Simpson, Tamarind Gallery Director Nancy Zastudil, and University of New Mexico Art Museum Curator of Prints and Photographs Mary Statzer for a discussion about Simpson’s work, including her lithography experience at Tamarind and her upcoming virtual project at the museum.
Rose B. Simpson hails from an arts and permaculture environment at Santa Clara Pueblo, NM. Still residing on her ancestral homelands, Simpson explores ways to deconstruct gender roles, cultural stereotypes and social ideologies through many avenues of creative expression, from sculpture to farming, writing to parenting her small daughter. Her ceramic and mixed-media sculpture has been exhibited internationally and is in museum collections throughout the country, including the Denver Art Museum and SFMoMA. Simpson earned her BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, an Honors MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction also from IAIA. She is on the Board of Directors of Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, Tewa Women United, and the New Mexico School for the Arts. Her sculpture is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art in Santa Fe.
Mary Statzer is Curator of Prints and Photographs at University of New Mexico Art Museum. She has published articles in Aperture magazine and edited a multi-author book titled, The Photographic Object 1970. She brought the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults to UNMAM and organized the exhibitions, Patrick Nagatani: A Survey of Early Photographs; Please Enjoy and Return: Bruce Conner Films from the Sixties; and Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration.
mage: Mary Statzer, Rose B. Simpson and Nancy Zastudil