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Gregg Simpson

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20140906033248-daphis_and_chloe
Daphnis and Chloe, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20140906033619-pas_de_trois
Pas de Trois, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20140906033650-pirates
Pirates, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20140906033655-danseur
Danseur, 2014 (Collection of Cypress College Gallery, Los Angeles) Acrylic On Canvas 26" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20140906033705-dawn_movement
Dawn Movement, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20140906033716-the_abduction
The Abduction, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 42" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20140906033720-evening_arrival
Evening Arrival, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20140903164616-immersion_1
Immersion 1 , 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 43" X 53" © Gregg Simpson
20140903164559-immersion_4
Immersion 4, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 44" X 58" © Gregg Simpson
20140903164533-blossoms_5
Blossoms 5 , 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 46.5" X 42.5" © Gregg Simpson
20121030032939-duende
Duende, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30" © Gregg Simpson
20120704223716-totem_and_dancer
Totem and Dancer, 2012 Oil On Canvas 24" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20120704223506-the_trio
The Trio, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 36" © Gregg Simpson
20120704223249-red_dancer
Red Dancer, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20120521045746-two_dancers
Two Dancers, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 26" X 48" © Gregg Simpson
20120510204521-warriors_2
Warriors -2, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 44"
20120510202803-flamenco_sentry
Flamenco Sentry, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas, 30" Sq. © Gregg Simpson
20121030034842-winged_formation
Winged Formation, 2012 Acrylic On Panel 10" X 8" © Gregg Simpson
20121030034716-out_of_the_forest
Out of the Forest, 2012 Acrylic On Panel 10" X 8" © Gregg Simpson
20120520031322-birth_ritual
Birth Ritual, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 20" X 14" © Gregg Simpson
20120520031252-the_watcher
The Watcher, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 20" X 14" © Gregg Simpson
20120520031350-beach_meeting
Beach Meeting, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 20" X 14" © Gregg Simpson
20121030035546-arrangement
Arrangement, 2010 Pastel 10" X 13.25" © Gregg Simpson
20121030035427-fado_nights
Fado Nights, 2010 Pastel 10" X 13.25" © Gregg Simpson
20120518232753-twilight_sentry
Twilight Sentry, 2010 Conte Pastel On Paper 10" X 13.25" © Gregg Simpson
20120518232846-on_the_edge
On the Edge, 2010 Conte Pastel On Paper 10" X 13.25" © Gregg Simpson
20121030035227-grouping
Grouping, 2010 Pastel 10" X 13.25" © Gregg Simpson
20120518233024-lost_worlds
Lost Worlds, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 23" X 30" © Gregg Simpson
20120520032158-boss_man
Boss Man, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 23" X 30"
20120520031955-fragmentation
Fragmentation, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 23" X 30"
20120520031712-conflict_zone
Conflict Zone, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 23" X 30" © Gregg Simpson
20120518233444-meeting_place
Meeting Place, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 23" X 30" © Gregg Simpson
20121030042026-moth_man
Moth Man, 2010 Mixed Media On Paper 23" X 30" © Gregg Simpson
20120510203040-the_wizard_web
The Wizard (not in 2013 exhibition), 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 30" Sq. © Gregg Simpson
20120510204326-totemic_group_oil_2009
Totemic Group (not in 2013 exhibition), 2009 Oil On Canvas 30"Sq.
20120511043145-remnant
Remnant (not in 2013 exhibition), 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 30" Sq. © Gregg Simpson
Little_devil
Little Devil (not in 2013 exhibition), 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 76.2 X 76.2 Cm © ©Gregg Simpson
Nude_with_columns_web
Nude With Columns, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 138.43 X 142.24 Cm © ©Gregg Simpson
Avenging_angel_1
Avenging Angel (not in 2013 exhibition), 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 138.43 X 142 Cm © © Gregg Simpson
Escapee_1
Escapee (not in 2013 exhibition), 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 120.65 X 156.21 Cm © ©Gregg Simpson
20120510203817-dream_totems
Dream Totems (not in 2013 exhibition), 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 41" © Gregg Simpson
20120510203325-ceremony
Ceremony (not in 2013 exhibition), 2010 Oil On Canvas 36" X 44" © Gregg Simpson
20120510205408-experiment_l
Experiment (not in 2013 exhibition), 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 30" Sq. © Gregg Simpson
20120520201227-sentry
Sentry (not in 2013 exhibition), 2009-2012 Oil On Canvas 36" X 44" © Gregg Simpson
20120520200928-cubist_totem
Cubist Totem (not in 2013 exhibition), 2010 Oil On Canvas 36" X 44"
20140201010945-coastal_patterns_4
Coast Pattern 4, 2008 Oil On Linen 16 X 20 X 2 Inches © Gregg Simpson
20130610191501-installation_15
Installation of Exhibition-1, May 30, 2013 Oil Painting Various © Gregg Simpson
20130610191608-installation_13
20130610191627-installation_7
20130610191645-dscn0381
20130610191701-installation_8
20130610191720-installation_12
20130610191758-installation_6
20140201005126-coast_pattern_1
Coast Pattern 1, 2008 Original Is Oil On Linen © Gregg Simpson
20140201005747-coast_pattern_2
Coast Pattern 2, 2008 Oil On Linen 16 X 20 X 2 Inches © Gregg Simpson
20140201010350-coastal_patterns_3_a
Coast Pattern 3, 2008 Oil On Linen 16 X 20 Inches © Gregg Simpson
20140414220513-painting_mediterranean_still_life
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ottawa, Ontario
Birth year
1947
Lives in
Bowen Island, B.C.
Works in
Bowen Island, B.C.
Representing galleries
Coastal Patterns Gallery
Tags
oil on canvas, Acrylic on canvas, pastel, mixed media, landscape, surrealism, modern, photography, abstract, figurative, exhibition/performance
Statement

Born in Ottawa in 1947, I grew up in the rainforest environment of the west coast. My work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Canada, the U.S., Europe and South America and is included in over 100 private and public collections internationally, several academic studies and art history books.  I work in the tradition of abstract surrealism. My paintings and drawings combine automatism with elements of landscape and the figure. They are improvised from simple charcoal outlines and then combined with the direct application of paint onto raw canvas. The meaning of the forms changes with each viewer. In 2012 and 2013 a retrospective of my works from 1970-1975 toured museums in Spain and Portugal. In May, 2000 I had a solo exhibition in a castle in Italy which became the subject of a BRAVO TV documentary, A New Arcadia, The Art of Gregg Simpson: www.greggsimpson.com/Videos.html

CV

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2013: Sentinelles, Espace Kameleon, Paris (with Guy Du Cournet)

The Luminous Dance, Rouges-en-verts, Soligny la Trappe,  Normandy, France  (solo)

The Atlantean Years: 1970-1975, Fundacion-Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)

2012: The Atlantean Years: 1970-1975, Museu Dom Dinis, Estremoz and the Regional Museum, Beja, Portugal (solo)-Towards the World of the Fifth Sun, Surrealism in 2012, Goggle Art Centre, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA (group)

2010: Personal Totems, Espace Kameleon, Paris (solo)

- Dream Totems, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)

- Cross Connections, University of Victoria, Legacy Gallery, Victoria, BC (group)

- El Umbral Secreto: Ecuentro Internacional de Surrealismo Actual, University of Valparasio, Valparasio, Chile.

-Momentum: 25 Artists From Past to Present, Leighdon Gallery, Vancouver (group).

2009: El Umbral Secreto: Ecuentro Internacional de Surrealismo Actual, Museo Soledad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile
- Exposiçäo de Surrealismo actual Illuminaçöes Descontinuas, Convento de S. Jose, Lagoa, Portugal (group)
-S.A.M. 2009, Salle de l'Orangerie, Chateau d'Auvers, Auvers-sur-l'Oise, France (group)

2008: El Surrealismo como fenómeno colectivo, Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (group)
-West Coast Mediterranean, paintings, drawings, and mixed media works, The Gallery, Bowen Island, BC (solo) .

-Reverso Do Olhar: Exposiçâo Internacional de Surréalismo Actual, Casa da Cultura, Coimbra, Portugal (group)

2007: Group Exhibition, Montserrat Gallery, New York (group)
-Um Postal Para Mario Cesariny, Museu Vermhelho, Estremoz, Portugal (group)

2006: Salzburg Art Fair (with Galeria d’arte Gaudi, Madrid), Salzburg, Austria (art fair)
-Abstractions, with Amy Ernst & Jenny Davis, Carteret Gallery, Morehead City, NC
- Selected Drawings 1976-2006, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC (solo)

2005: West Coast Surreal, Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (group)
-Island Passages, Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC (solo)
-Abstractions et Figurations, Château Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (group)

2003: Euloge du petit format, Christiane Puegeot Cultural Center, Paris (group)
-Selected Works 1999-2003, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
-Une Nouvelle Arcadie, Salle des Artistes, Colomars, France (solo)
-Una Nuevo Arcadie, Galeria d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
-Convergency, Art-Domain.com Gallery, Port Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (group)
-Abstra, Akros Gallery, Bilbao, Spain (group)

2002: Europ’Art 2002 Palais des Expositions, Geneva, Switzerland (art fair)
- Summer 2002, Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain (group)
-Inaugural Exhibition, Grupo Batik Art, Salona Barna, Barcelona, Spain (group)

2001: Une Nouvelle Arcadie, Aérport Nice-Côte d’Azur, Nice, France (solo)
-Selected Drawings 1978-1999, Galleria Assioma, Prato, Italy (solo)
-A New Arcadia, Ontario Art and Light Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria (solo)

2000: Déssins Selectionées 1978-1999, Salle du Couvent, Seillans, France (solo)
-A New Arcadia, paintings and pastels, Fortezza di Montalcino, Italy (solo)
-Phantoms of Light, digital art/ pastels/ paintings, Studio 10, Vercelli, Italy (solo)

1999: Continental Drift, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver (group)

1998: Binario Vivo: Ambiente E Creativita Sulla Strada Ferrata - toured Italy, (group)
-Art 98, International Art Fair Vancouver
-Electrica Mente (digital art), Studio 10, Vercelli, Italy (group)
-Maldoror Park, Diversité Surréaliste, Université de Québec, Montréal (group)

1997: Nicholas Joseph Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA (group)

1996: il Cielo Contaminato, Salone Dugentesco, Vercelli and Trento, Italy (group)
-Aprés Miro, Bennett Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (solo)
-Dessin Automatiste 1945-95, College Camille Claudel; St.Quay Portrieux, and Plœuc-sur-Lié,
Brittany
-Phases of Desire, CASE Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York (group)

1995: Vancouver:1965-75, Vancouver Art Gallery (group)
-Constellations, Surrealism and Its Affinities, Carleton University, Ottawa (group)

-Figurations, Torres Gallery, Vancouver (solo)

1993: Lyric Landscapes, Richmond Art Gallery (solo)

1992 Lumière du Jour/Lumière Noir, Galerie Lumière Noir, Montreal, Quebec (group)

Complete Past Exhibition List

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