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Artist of the moment………Rose Simpson

 

Rose Simpson is a Santa Clara Pueblo artist who is renown for her innovative sculpture. Simpson was born in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Her mother was also an ceramics artist named Roxanne Swentzell. Her father was an artist named Patrick Simpson who worked with wood and metal.

Simpson attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque for three years before switching colleges to the Institute of the American Indian Arts where she received her B.F.A. Simpson went on to earn a M.F.A. in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Here we view a clip from the Denver Art Museum where Rose Simpson served as the Artist in Residence:

 

A great interview with Rose Simpson talking about what inspires her:

The artist works often with Apache Skateboard artist Douglas Miles, already profiled here.

Simpson’s work is amazing to see in person. I was impressed not only by the lively look of her figures, but by their massive size. Rose Simpson is certainly a master sculptor working in a very modern and Pop style.

Make sure and check out this artist if you make it to the Denver Art Museum.

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Artist of the moment…..Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne Swentzell is wonderful artist who specializes in making wonderful faces in ceramics. Roxanne Swentzell was born in Taos, New Mexico in the year 1962. She is a very famous regional and international artist who is based out of Santa Clara,

Her family was very artistic and she watched her mother make clay pots from a very young age.

Swentzell also took great pride in home schooling her two children and some other neighborhood kids. One child is a visual artist and the other a ceremonial tribal dancer and professional singer.

A link to the website of Roxanne Swentzell:

http://www.swentzell.com/

The artist had an exhibition in 2011 at  the Denver Art Museum that included a work titled the ” Mud Woman.”  In this clip we examine this work:

When she was a child she had speech problems, causing her to focus more on making art. As she had trouble expressing herself with words, she was able to find her calling in art and express herself via clay. As the saying goes the sound of a door closing, not being able to speak for example, is the sound of another door opening. Perfecting her artistic skills with clay.

For her artistic education she attended the Institute of American Indian Arts located in Taos, New Mexico. Swentzell went on to attend the Portland Museum of Art School.

In this clip a series titled Emergence of the Clowns:

Has been included in exhibitions at the White House, the Denver Art Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

In this clip we view some amazing portraits made by Swentzell:

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