Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson juxtaposes text with photographic images of people in a way that causes the viewer to question preconceptions about race and gender. Simpson often incorporates images of hair in her artworks. The style, shapes, and texture of the hair suggest complex cultural and historical references.

Wigs (portfolio), a waterless lithograph on felt, 1994 by Lorna Simpson

Back, 1991 by Lorna Simpson

Counting, photogravure with silkscreen, 1991 by Lorna Simpson
Information on meaning and development of Simpson’s work as well as suggested hands-on and discussion activities.

Information on the art of Lorna Simpson and Carrie Mae Weems