Samantha Simpson's work has been shown nationally and internationally. Her recent work has been shown in solo and two person exhibitions at Firecat Projects, Gallery Joe, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Tufts University, the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Slugfest Printmaking Workshop in Austin Texas and Gallerie Michael Rasche in Fribourg Germany. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at art spaces including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Atlanta Contemporary Museum, Moti Hasson Gallery, Gallery Joe, the Cornell Museum of Art, New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Gallery Michael Rasche in Germany and Gallerie Magda Danysz in Paris. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Sackner Archive of Visual Poetry, the DiRosa Foundation Collection and the university gallery collections at Wesleyan and Cornell Universities. She was awarded grants from the Leeway Foundation and Temple University and has attended residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Headlands Center for the Arts. She was recently a finalist for a Pew Fellowship. She received her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and currently teaches at Tyler School of Art.

Exhibition History

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Samantha Simpson, Firecat Projects, Chicago IL 2012
Samantha Simpson & Rachel Perry Welty,
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 2008

Exotic Narrative,Philadelphia Airport Exhibitions Program, Philadelphia International Airport, 2006

The Problem of Prevost's Squirrel, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
The Pernicious Natural, Aidekman Art Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA 2005
Prehistory of the Garden, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC 2004
Lush Life, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2004
Strategies, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX 2003
Snake Cycle: Samantha Simpson, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY 2002
Snake Cycle, Westchester Art Workshop, SUNY/Westchester Community College, Westchester, NY 2002
Samantha Simpson, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, TX 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

Little Lexicons,
curated by Amanda D'Amico, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 2016
A City of Artists,
Philadelphia Art in City Hall Gallery, Philadelphia PA 2016
Messages and American Dreams,
Episcopal Academy Crawford Gallery Newtown Square PA 2016
The Way They See It, the Way They Tell It
, Episcopal Academy Crawford Gallery Newtown Square PA 2015
 Bye Bye Old City
, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA 2015
Drawing Now, Artspace Liberti, Philadelphia 2014
Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self Portraits,
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2010
Prints By Gallery Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia 2009
50 Small Works, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia 2009
La Main qui Dessinate Toute Seule
at Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, 2009
Ink! Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 2007
I Woke Up in a Strange Place, Moti Hasson Gallery, NY,NY 2005-2006
New Releases, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA 2004
Artists in the Studio: 30 Years at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY 2004
Drawing on Landscape, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 2003
Inspirational Choices, NARAL Benefit Auction, Philadelphia PA 2003
Red Dot 3, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2002
Art at Steepletop, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY 2002
Reciprocity, Print Portfolio
Atlanta 2001 Biennial: When the Wind Blows, Atlanta Contemporary Museum, Atlanta GA 2001
Samantha & Margaret Simpson, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, TX 2000
Bizarro World, Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, Orlando, FL 2000
Art & Technology, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond, FL 1999
3 Amerikanische Positionen, Gallerie Michael Rache, Fribourg, Germany 1999
Work on Paper, Arts on Douglas, Ormond, FL 1998
Art & Technology, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL 1997
Projections in Public, Side Street Projects, San Francisco, CA 1996
Optimism & Sarcasm, The Lab, San Francisco, CA 1996
Integrated Hemispheres, Blasthaus, San Francisco, CA 1996
Spirographs, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA 1995
Center for the Art at Yerba Buena Gardens Downtown Windows Exhibition, San Francisco, CA 1995
Big Jesus Trash Can, Installation, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA 1995
Art 94 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 1994
Self Portrait, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA 1994
Prehistoric, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA 1994
Art Kit, Musee d'Honneur Miniscule,New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA 1993
Ninth Annual Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 1993

Newhall, Edith, "Ballpoint Pen Drawings with Wit and Charm,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2008
Fallon, Roberta. “Silhouettes and Drawings Rule the New School" Philadelphia Weekly, May 14, 2008
Newhall, Edith, Drawings that Dot the 'I' in Ink,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2007
Hill, Lori. "First Friday Focus," Philadelphia Citypaper, July 5, 2007
Fallon, Roberta. “Ink!" Philadelphia Weekly, July 18, 2007
Fallon, Roberta, “Ink at Gallery Joe,” Artblog, July 18, 2007
Johnson, Ken.  I Woke Up in a Strange Place,” New York Times, January 13, 2006.
Newhall, Edith.  “The Surreal to the Allegorical,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23, 2005
Fallon, Roberta.  “Editor’s Pick,” Philadelphia Weekly, December 21, 2005
"Animal Fables," Ed Sosanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2004
"Local Muses," Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, November 3, 2004
"New Releases and Paradise, Photographs by Lily Frisco, Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, August 4, 2004
"From the Artist's Mouth," Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosoff's Artblog, August 12, 2004
"First Friday ups and Downs," Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosoff's Artblog, August 8, 2004
"First Friday Fireworks," Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosoff's Artblog, July 5, 2004
"Lines Dance," Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly,February 12, 2003
Cartoon Confrontations,Samantha Simpson's 'The Snake Cycle' at Hallwalls, Mark Lavatelli, ArtVoice, June 20-26,2002
"Fantasies and Nightmares,"Cathy Byrd, Creative Loafing, April 11, 2001
"Samantha Simpson's Snake Cycle," John Massier, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center Brochure, 2002
“The Greatest Shows in Town,” Steve Mitchell, ArtVoice, June 13, 2002
“When the Wind Blows:2001 Atlanta Biennial,” Stephanie Bowman, Art Papers, September 2001
“Biennial’s Big ‘Wind’ Has Small Substance”, Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 20, 2001
“When the Wind Blows: 2001 Atlanta Biennial,” Catalog essay, Teresa Bramlette
“Bizarro World: The Parallel Universes of Comics & Fine Arts” Ron Abrams, Catalog Essay, Cornell Museum 2000
"Double Vision", Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly, March 16-22, 2000
"Wake up and hear, see and feel the difference", Laura Stewart, Daytona News Journal, December 12, 1999
"Art & Technology at the Ormond Art Museum", Carla Brooke, Flagler-Palm Coast Community Times, December 29, 1999
"Airbrush, Kegel und Selbstportrat", Badische Zeitung, May 22, 1999
"Samantha Simpson", Pat Benson, Leonardo, February, 1997
"Big Jesus Trash Can", Harry Roche, San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 8-14, 1995
"The New Renaissance of San Francisco Dealers", Jeffrey Bernstein, Art West, January,1995
"Drawing First, Harry Roche, San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 1, 1993
"Pop Pix, Prehistoric at the Victoria Room," Robert Friedman, Art week, October 21, 1993
"Inviting Art at an Uninviting Location," Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, September 27, 1993

2002 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerliz NY
1998 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL Writing Art Criticism: Affiliate Artist with Carter Ratcliff
1995-1997 Headlands Center for the Arts: Affiliate Artist

MFA Painting 1993 San Francisco Art Institute
BFA 1990 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anne Fox, Beacon, NY
Austin Conkey, San Francisco, CA
Ann Newman, Williamsville, NY
Richard Pinegar, San Francisco CA
Minna Roberts, San Francisco, CA
Astrid Bowlby, Philadelphia, PA
Becky Kerlin, Philadelphia, PA
Gary Bolding, Deland, FL
Barbara Hammar, New York, NY
Michelle Rollman, New York, NY
Rene & Veronica DiRosa Foundation, Napa, CA