Laurie Simmons is an American artist, photographer and filmmaker. She is one of an key group of artists known as the Pictures Generation. Since the 1970's, Simmons has staged scenes for her camera with dolls, ventriloquist dummies, mannequins and people, to create images with intensely psychological subtexts. The nonlinear narratives she creates echo memories and dreams. By the early 1980s Simmons was at the forefront of a new generation of artists, predominantly women, whose use of photography began a new dialogue in contemporary art.In 2006 she produced and directed her first film, The Music of Regret, starring Meryl Streep, Adam Guettel and the Alvin Ailey II Dancers. The film premiered at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her narrative feature film MY ARTpremiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and the Tribeca International Film Festival in 2017.Read More
Laurie Simmons (b.1949, New York) lives in New York. Important retrospective museum exhibitions include The Baltimore Museum of Art (Maryland, USA), and San Jose Museum of Art, (California, USA). In 2018-2019 Simmons' retrospective Big Camera/Little Camera was presented at The Modern Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Simmons has had solo exhibitions at P.S. 1 in New York (1979), Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1987), San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, California (1990), and the Baltimore Museum of Art (1997), among other venues. Her work can also be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Hara Museum in Tokyo and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, amongst others.
Text courtesy Amanda Wilkinson Gallery.
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