Rose B. Simpson: Skeena

    November 9-December 23

    Jessica Silverman presents Rose B. Simpson’s “Skeena,” a solo show of new sculptures, which demonstrate the artist’s uncanny ability to animate the inanimate. Simpson grew up in Santa Clara Pueblo, a Tewa tribal community next to the Latinx town of Española, New Mexico. “Skeena” is Latino slang for the people in my corner or those who’ve got my back. Simpson’s “Skeena” is a down-to-earth and otherworldly exploration of community, which ultimately asks us to imagine how we all could be better ancestors. The exhibition opens November 9 and is on view through December 23, 2023.

    Rose B. Simpson (b. 1983, Santa Clara Pueblo, NM) has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her works are in many museum collections, including the Hirshhorn, Washington, D.C.; Guggenheim, New York; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; ICA Boston; Princeton University Art Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; MCA Chicago; Denver Art Museum; Portland Art Museum; LACMA, Los Angeles; Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; and SFMOMA. Simpson has enjoyed solo shows at ICA Boston; the Nevada Art Museum, Reno; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Pomona College Museum of Art; the Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Cleveland Museum of Art; SFMOMA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; the Berkeley Art Museum, CA; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY. Simpson lives and works in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. She is represented by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. In 2022, Simpson debuted Counterculture, a twelve-figure public work at Field Farm, MA, which is now on view at the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI. In 2023, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian Art by President Biden.