Artist Bio

gary simpson artist


Born - Los Angeles, California 1947
Resides - Laguna Woods, California


1971 BS California State University at Long Beach

Select Solo Exhibitions
2010 Commonground191, John Wayne Airport, Vi Smith Concourse, Santa Ana California

2006 Commonground191, Banking on Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

Select Projects
2002-2012 Commonground191, Orange County California

Select Collaborations
2006 Map Project, Braille Institute Regional Center of Orange County

Select Group Exhibitions
2017 Incarceration, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

2012 The Cylinder, the Sphere, the Cone, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California

2009 Colors of the Arab World, American Friends Service Comm. Los Angeles, Ca.

2008 Life on the Edge, Endangered Planet Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2007 Site Specific, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana California

2006 Space on Spurgeon, Santa Ana, California

2006 Joseph Wise Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2006 Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Desert, California

2004 Soho Gallery, Studio City, California

2003 Ross Watkins Gallery, Palm Desert, California

2002 Nathan Gallery, Dana Point, California

2001 Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

Reviews, Articles and Press
Chan, Xiaomei “Create Art with Soil, Repair the Earth with Art” Modern Weekly China, July 2014

Glionna,John “Artist Will Use Dirt to Paint a Unified Portrait”, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 2011

Bush, Bill “Finding Common Ground through Art” Huffington Post, September 2011

Art Here and Now” Finding Common Ground Through Art” ArtWeek, September 2011

DHL Publication, “ Moving the Earth” Snapshot Magazine, September 2011

St. James, Jheri ”The Soil of Common Ground” Common Ground Magazine, January 2011

Douglas, Theo “Big Ideas” OC Weekly , December 2006

Goldner, Liz “Artworks with a Magnanimous Vision” Orange County Register, December 2006

Chang, Richard “The Dirt has Meaning” Orange County Register, October 2006

Carasso, Roberta “A Quest for Common Ground” Laguna News Post, October 2006

Garrison, Kelly ”Artists Hosts Braille Workshop”, Laguna News Post, August 2006

Chang, Richard, “Uncommon Ground”, Orange County Register, September 2004

Select Interviews
Christiansen, Stuart, Kickstarter, July 2011

Santa Ana Now, Space on Spurgeon Gallery Show, December 2006

Braille Institute Regional Center of Orange County, Map Project, August 2006




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