Gary Simmons

United States of America


Artist Gary Simmons (born 1964 in New York) speaks to issues of socio-cultural and racial politic through the exploration of themes such as the erasure of imagery in personal and collective memories and experiences. Simmons often borrows from the historical repertoire of American pop-culture, including film and animation, to address stereotype, class, and race through sculpture, installation, and painting.

Simmons has been exhibited throughout the US and internationally including Metro Pictures Gallery, New York; Simon Lee Gallery, London; Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; SITE Santa Fe; The Studio Museum in Harlem; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, and in private collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Portland Art Museum, OR; Saint Louis Art Museum, MO; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Gary Simmons is participating in the Vancouver Biennale exhibition “This Is Not America” curated by Jeffrey Uslip.

Photo Credit:
Portrait of Gary Simmons by Tito Molina | HRDWRKER, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles


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