Born in Brooklyn, NY, 1960
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Throughout much of the 1980s and 1990s, Lorna Simpson’s seductive photography and paintings concentrated on themes of race, gender, and sexuality. She would often pair strategically cropped images of women’s body parts alongside enigmatic text. In January 2011, Simpson offered a very different kind of photo-based work, with the exhibition Gathered at the Brooklyn Museum.