Lorna Simpson is a celebrated American artist and photographer who has made significant contributions to the field of conceptual art. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1960, Simpson studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and went on to receive an MFA from the University of California in San Diego.
Simpson is best known for her provocative and thought-provoking work that explores issues of race, gender, and identity. Her early pieces focused on the representation of African American women in popular culture, and she has continued to use photography, video, and installation to explore issues related to the black female experience.
In 2006, Simpson became the first African American woman to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and she has received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to the field of art.
Simpson's powerful imagery and ability to provoke thought and discussion about complex social issues have helped make her one of the most important and influential artists of our time.