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Gregg Simpson  Bio  ·  



Gregg Simpson is an internationally-recognized abstract artist with roots in surrealism. His work is also significantly influenced by the landscapes near his home on Bowen Island near Vancouver, BC, and informed and influenced by his  many years of travelling and exhibiting throughout Europe and North America.

I think I can say that every piece I've ever done has its roots in the natural world—the textures and colors, the shapes and shadows, and most importantly, the emotional pull. I paint because I want to reveal what I see and experience for others to respond to and resonate with.

The word "eclectic" aptly describes Simpson's work. He tries never to repeat himself and is always searching for new ways to work with his materials. In the studio, he paints primarily in acrylics and when he's traveling, he uses pastels and gouache to create works based on all the new stimuli he encounters on the road. Gregg's practice is heavily influenced by the great 20th Century masters such as Matisse, Picasso, and particularly the great surrealist artist Max Ernst. The work of these artists and others including Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keefe, Nicolas de Staël, and Joan Miró permeates his consciousness. Music, particularly jazz and classical, is also a constant inspiration.

I always have music playing while I'm working in the studio—usually classical while I paint and then jazz afterwards. My two loves—music and art—are completely intertwined in my paintings and drawings. Rhythms infuse my brushstrokes and melodies sing through my colors and shapes.






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Gregg Simpson - Regatta - click for larger image

Regatta
22 x 24 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2015
Gregg Simpson - Meeting Place - click for larger image

Meeting Place
56 x 67 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2015
Gregg Simpson - Bird of Prey - click for larger image

Bird of Prey
16 x 20 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2017
Gregg Simpson - Crash Course - click for larger image

Crash Course
56 x 67 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2016
Gregg Simpson - Uprising - click for larger image

Uprising
22 x 30 Inches 
ink and collage on paper
2016
Gregg Simpson - Passing Through - click for larger image

Passing Through
17.5 x 15 Inches 
acrylic paste, black conte and marbling paste on paper
2001
Gregg Simpson - Airstrike - click for larger image

Airstrike
22 x 30 Inches 
ink on paper
2014
Gregg Simpson - Lyric Landscape - click for larger image

Lyric Landscape
20 x 14 Inches 
gouache and pastel on paper
2010
Gregg Simpson - Apparitions - click for larger image

Apparitions
22 x 30 Inches 
gouache, pastel and collage on paper
2016
Gregg Simpson - Floating Garden - click for larger image

Floating Garden
36 x 40 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2017
Gregg Simpson - Phantasmagoria - click for larger image

Phantasmagoria
30 x 36 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2017
Gregg Simpson - Future Tense 2 - click for larger image

Future Tense 2
34 x 30 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2018
Gregg Simpson - Artificial Intelligence - click for larger image

Artificial Intelligence
48 x 40 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2018
Gregg Simpson - Double Trouble - click for larger image

Double Trouble
22 x 24 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2014
Gregg Simpson - Mashup Modulation 1 - click for larger image

Mashup Modulation 1
40 x 48 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2013
Gregg Simpson - Futurescape - click for larger image

Futurescape
48 x 40 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2018
Gregg Simpson - Particle Play - click for larger image

Particle Play
48 x 40 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2018
Gregg Simpson - Floating Alphabet 2 - click for larger image

Floating Alphabet 2
36 x 48 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2017
Gregg Simpson - Dream Dancers - click for larger image

Dream Dancers
40 x 48 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2014
Gregg Simpson - Les Nabis - click for larger image

Les Nabis
50.5 x 44.5 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
2017
Please email the gallery to view more works by Gregg Simpson.


Biography
Gregg Simpson was born in Ottawa in 1947 and moved to Vancouver at the age of six months. His father was the noted architect D.C. Simpson who instilled in him his love of shape and form. His mother, Ferne Cairns, was a professional concert singer who fostered his love of music and appreciation for travel and art. He grew up in the mid-century modern home in West Vancouver that his father designed. Its location bordering the dense forests of the Capilano Canyon area Simpson roamed through as a boy helped lay the foundation for the numerous landscape elements incorporated into his work.

Simpson has been a full-time artist since the start of his career. Starting in the 1960s, his work has been included in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Numerous academic studies, art history books and journals published in Canada, Europe and Australia feature his work and he is also included in several historical surveys on surrealism.

In 2003, a nationally broadcast documentary was made for BRAVO TV on his life and work. A New Arcadia: The Art of Gregg Simpson features Simpson's background in the Vancouver art scene of the 1960s and 1970s and includes footage of a solo exhibition at the Fortezza di Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy, in 2000.

Gregg Simpson lives and works on Bowen Island with his wife, historical novelist Carol M. Cram. Together, they have one daughter who works in the travel industry. Simpson travels and exhibits frequently in Europe, particularly France and Italy.



Education
             Academic Studies
2005:    Surrealism and Mediology in English Canada, Université J.V. Picardie, Amiens, Prof. Yves Laroque
2001:    Essay on the New Arcadia Series, Prof. Antonio Malmo, Accademia Tiberina, Rome, Italy
1996:    The Idea of Surrealism in English Canada, Prof. Yves Laroque, Sorbonne, Paris
1981:    José Pierre: Surrealism in Canada, Université Rabelais de Tours, France



Solo Exhibitions
2019:    Dream Gardens, Salle du Couvent, Seillans, France
2018:    Pastel Journals, Gallery @ Cove Commons, Bowen Island, BC
2018:    Shadow Talk, Artifact Gallery, New York
2018:    Lost Worlds, Adelinda Allegretti Studio Gallery, Gualdo Tadino, Umbria, Italy
2017:    Colour of Dreams, Arte Borgo Gallery, Rome, Italy & Galerie Métanoïa, Paris, France
2015:    Eye Candy, Loreta Larkina Gallery, Venice, Italy
2014:    Perche Mode, Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC
2013:    The Luminous Dance, Rouges en Vert, Soligny-la-Trappe, France
2013:    The Atlantean Years, 1970-1975, Fundacion-Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2012:    The Atlantean Years, 1970-1975, Museu Municipal Dom Dinis, Estremoz; Regional Museum
              de Beja, Beja, Portugal        
2011:     Out of the Woods, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC
2010:    Totems Personelles, Espace Kaméléon, Paris, France
2010:    Dream Totems, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2008:    West Coast Mediterranean, The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC
2006:    Selected Drawings, 1976-2006, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
2005:    Island Passages, The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC
2003:    Selected Works 1999-2003, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver, Canada
2003:    Une Nouvelle Arcadie, Salle des Artistes, Colomars, France
2003:    Una Nuevo Arcadie, Galeria d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain
2001:    Une Nouvelle Arcadie, Aérport Nice-Côte d’Azur, Nice, France
2001:    Selected Drawings 1978-1999, Galleria Assioma, Prato, Italy
2001:    A New Arcadia, Ontario Art and Light Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
2000:    Déssins Selectionées 1978-1999, Salle du Couvent, Seillans, France
2001:    A New Arcadia, paintings and pastels, Fortezza di Montalcino, Italy
2001:    Phantoms of Light, digital art/ pastels/ paintings, Studio 10, Vercelli, Italy
1996:    Aprés Miro, Bennett Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
1993:    Lyric Landscapes, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1991:    Tribal Dynamics, Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver. BC
1989:    Waterfall Series, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, BC
1989:    Western Patterns, Sinclair Centre (also Curator), Vancouver, BC
1989:    The Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC
1988:    Cellular Mosaics, Sinclair Centre, Vancouver, BC
1987:    Modern Ghosts, Vancouver East Cultural Center, Vancouver, BC
1987:    Savage, NeoArtism Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1986:    Modern Ghosts, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1986:    Paintings and Watercolours, New Westminster Art Center, New Westminster, BC
1986:    Contemporary Living, Park Place, Vancouver, BC
1984:    12-Year Retrospective, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1984:    Paintings from the 1980s, New Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
1982:    Paintings and Collages, Galerie Surrealiste, Toronto, ON
1982:    Mixed Media Works, Forest City Gallery, London, ON
1981:    Paintings and Mixed Media, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON
1981:    Cellular Mosaics, Gallery Move, Vancouver, BC
1979:    A Survey of Paintings, Gallery Move, North Vancouver, BC
1979:    Helix Series, Gallery Move, Vancouver, BC
1975:    Multi-Media Performance, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
1974:    Works from 1964-1974, Vancouver Artists’ Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1973:    Claw Series, Galerie Allen, Vancouver, BC
1972:    Paintings and collages, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
1969:    Normal Constants, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC



Two, Three and Four Artist Exhibitions
            Co-Exhibitors - International
Pierre Alechinsky, Jean Arp, Hans Bellmer, Joseph Beuys, Alexander Calder, Jorge Camacho, Christo, Salvador Dali,  Adrien Dax, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Wifredo Lam, Le Corbusier, Rik Lina, Conroy Maddox, Rene Magritte, Andre Masson, Robero Matta, Joan Miro, Henry Moore,
Robert Motherwell, Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Dorothea Tanning, Antonio Tapies, Andy Warhol, Victor Vasarely, John Welson, Alfred Wols, Paul Wunderlich.

             Co-Exhibitors – Canadian
Leon Bellefleur, Jean Benoit, Paul Emile Borduas, Kittie Bruneau, Marcel Ferron, Roland Giguerre, Pnina Granirer, Don Jarvis, Jock MacDonald, Guido Molinari, Alfred Pellan, Ivan Eyre, Jean Paul Riopelle, Toni Onley, William Ronald, Jack Shadbolt, Tony Urquhart, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Joyce Weiland, Jack Wise, Alan Wood



Group Exhibitions
2019:    Guangzhou Art Exhibition, Guangzhou, China
2016:    Spring in Rome 2016, Flyer Art Gallery, Rome
2016:    ARS in Milan, Spaziarti art ungallery, Milan, Italy (group)
2016:    Racconti di viaggio, Galleria Spazio 40, Rome, Italy (group)
2015:    Galeria Zero, Berlin
2014:    Cornucopia, Llianelli Library, Llianelli, Wales, UK (three person)
2013:    Sentinelles, Espace Kaméléon, Paris, France (two person)
2012:    Surrealism 2012, Goggle Art Centre, Reading, Pennsylvania (international survey show)
2011:    Collaborations (with Rik Lina and John Welson), Bowen Island Art Centre, Bowen Island, BC
2010:    Cross Connections: Four Decades of Contemporary Art in the Pacific Northwest, Legacy Gallery,
             University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, (Works from the Coast Art Trust Collection)
2010:    Momentum: 25 Artists From Past to Present, Leighdon Studio Gallery, Vancouver
2009:    El Umbral Secreto:  Ecuentro Internacional de Surrealismo Actual, Museo Soledad Salvador Allende,  
             Santiago, Chile; toured to Valpraiso and Talca, Chile (international survey show)
2009:    Exposiçäo de Surrealismo actual Illuminaçöes Descontinuas, Convento de S. Jose, Lagoa, Portugal
2009:    S.A.M. 2009, Salle de l’Orangerie, Chateau d’Auvers, Auvers-sur-l’Oise, France (invitational survey
             show)
2009:    Coast Art Trust, New and Recent Works,  Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC
2008:    El Surrealismo como fenómeno colectivo, Fundacion- Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
             (show of the permanent collection)
2008:    Reverso Do Olhar: Exposiçâo Internacional de Surréalismo Actual, Casa da Cultura, Coimbra, Portugal
             (international survey show)
2007:    Gallery artists, Montserrat Gallery, New York
2007:    Viagem a Arcturus, Um Postal Para Mario Cesariny, Museu Vermhelho,  Estremoz, Portugal
2006:    Salzburg Art Fair (with Galeria d’arte Gaudi, Madrid), Salzburg, Austria
2006:    Abstractions, with Amy Ernst & Jenny Davis, Carteret Gallery, Morehead City, NC
2006:    Early Works from the Coast Art Trust Collection, North Vancouver Museum, North Vancouver, BC
2005:    West Coast Surreal: A Canadian Perspective, Fundacion, Eugenio Granell, Santiago de Compostela,
             Spain
2005:    Abstractions et Figurations, Maison des Artistes, Château Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
2005:    Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain
2004:    Summer group exhibition, Art Domain, Port Andratx, Majorca, Spain
2003:    Euloge du petit format, Christiane Puegeot Cultural Center, Paris (international survey)
2003:    Convergency, Art-Domain.com Gallery, Port Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
2003:    Abstra,  Akros Gallery, Bilbao, Spain
2002:    Europ’Art  2002, Palais des Expositions, Geneva, Switzerland
2002:    Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain
2002:    Inaugural Exhibition, Grupo Batik Art, Salona Barna, Barcelona, Spain
2002:    West Coast Dreamers, Exhibition Centre, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
2002:    Three Painters (with Richard Bond and John Haig), Evergreen Cultural Center, Coquitlam, BC
2001:    Artropolis 2001, CBC Building, Vancouver, BC
2001:    Gotcha! Digital Images, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC
1999:    Continental Drift, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver
1998:    Binario Vivo: Ambiente E Creativita Sulla Strada Ferrata – toured Italy
1998:    Art 98, Convention Centre, Vancouver (International Art Fair)
1998:    Electrica Mente (digital art), Studio 10, Vercelli, Italy
1998:    Maldoror Park, Diversité Surréaliste, Université de Québec, Montréal (international survey show)
1997:    Nicholas Joseph Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
1996:    il Cielo Contaminato, Salone Dugentesco, Vercelli and Trento, Italy
1996:    Dessin Automatique 1945-95, College Camille Claudel; St.Quay, Portrieux and Plœuc-sur-Lié, Brittany
             (international survey show)
1995:    Vancouver: 1965-75, Vancouver Art Gallery
1995:    Dessin Automatiste 1945-95, Phases Group, College Camille Claudel; St.Quay, Portrieux, Brittany,
             France (international survey show)
1995:    Phases of Desire, CASE Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
1995:    Currents, L’Atelier, Vancouver, BC
1994:    Constellations: Surrealism and Its Affinities, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa (international survey
             show)
1994:    Permanent Collection, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1993:    Three Vancouver Artists, Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, BC (three person)
1992:    Lumière du Jour/Lumière Noir, Galerie Lumière Noir, Montreal, Quebec (international survey)
1992:    Head/Hunter/Simpson with Kevin Head and Miles Hunter, Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver (three person)
1991:    Rainforests of the Mind (also Curator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC
1991:    Fertility Rites (also Curator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC
1991:    Geometric Expressionism (also Curator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC
1991:    Fantastic Visions (also Curator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC
1990:    Artropolis 90, The Roundhouse, Vancouver
1986:    Exposicao Internacional Surrealismo e Pintura Fantástica, Teatro Iberico, Lisbon, Portugal (international
             survey show)
1986:    Open Cages, Pitt International Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1985:    West Coast Surrealists, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
1984:    Gallery Artists: New Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1982:    Arteder 82: Bilbao, Spain (international survey show)
1982:    Melmoth Gallery, Vancouver
1981:    Associations, Galerie Surrealiste, Toronto
1980:    West Coast Surrealists, Gallery Move, Vancouver
1980:    On Canvas: Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver
1980:    Insights, Preparatory works for On Canvas Exhibition Simon Fraser University Gallery
1980:    Gallery Artists:, Gallery Move, Vancouver, BC
1979:    West Coast Surrealists & Paul Wunderlich: Bayard Gallery, Seattle, WA
1979:    West Coast Surrealist Group, Hindenberg Gallery, Bethesda, MD
1979:    WashArt ‘79, Pyramid Gallery, Washington, DC
1979:    Gallery Artists: Gallery Move, North Vancouver, BC
1979:    Surrealism Unlimited, Conroy Maddox and Friends, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
             (international survey show)
1979:    Other Realities: The Legacy of Surrealism in Canadian Art: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston,
             Ontario; Canada House, London, England; Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France
1979:    West Coast Surrealist Group,  Gallery Move, North Vancouver
1977:    From This Point of View, Vancouver Art Gallery
1977:    West Coast Surrealist Group, Gallery Move, North Vancouver
1977:    Paperworks,  BC Government Collection, Canadian Cultural Centers: Paris, London, Brussels
1976:    Pacific Rim Consciousness, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; Bogota, Colombia
1975:    Pacific Rim Consciousness,  Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
1974:    Canadian West Coast Hermetics, The Metaphysical Landscape,  McMaster University, Hamilton,
             Ontario; McIntosh Gallery,
1974:    University of Western Ontario
1973:    Canadian West Coast Hermetics, The Metaphysical Landscape: Fine Arts Gallery, University of British
             Columbia; Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris; Exhibition Centre; St. Brieuc, Brittany; Canada House;
             London; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium; McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton;
             McIntosh Gallery (University of Western Ontario, London)
1972:    The Private Patron, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
1972:    Mythodromus, Avelles Gallery, Vancouver
1971:    A City Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1971:    Divine Order of the Lodge Salon: Avelles Gallery, Vancouver
1971:    Vancouver School of Collage, Fine Arts Gallery, UBC
1970:    Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1970:    Colour Optics, Bunaby Art Gallery (group)
1969:    Kinetic & Light Sculpture,  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1969:    Focus ‘69, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
1969:    Three Man Show, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, with Pierre Coupey and Ron Wattier
1968:    Mandan Ghetto Gallery, Vancouver; Spectrum ‘68: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1968:    UBC Graduate Centre with Pierre Coupey and Ken Christopher
1967:    Mandan Company Presents Western Supplies: Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver



Collections
•       Fundacion-Museo Eugenio F. Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
•       Vancouver General/UBC Hospital Foundation, Vancouver
•       National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile
•       Museu Dom Dinis, Estremoz, Portugal
•       Lord Eastleigh Foundation, Monaco/Brussels
•       Evergreen Cultural Centre Gallery, Coquitlam, BC
•       University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
•       Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
•       Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
•       Ontario Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
•       Carleton University Art Gallery; Ottawa
•       British Columbia Government Collection, Victoria, BC
•       City of Vancouver Collection, Vancouver, BC
•       Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
•       Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
•       Edouard Jaguer, PHASES Collection, Paris
•       Michel P. Christensen, Toronto
•       Christian Petroleum Company, Vancouver
•       Zentel Corporation, Calgary
•       InterPro Contractors, Vancouver
•       Frank Lo, Lo Kit Loon, Hong Kong
•       Private collections in Canada, USA, Europe, the UK, Hong Kong, China, and Korea



Publications
             Critical Writing, Reviews, Publications
2018:    International Encyclopdia of Surrealism Bloomsbury Press, London, (three volume set)
2018:    The Milkmaid, Leida Torck, Poems by Wijnand Steemers with collages by Gregg Simpson
2016:    A Luz Dos Castelos Evidracados, (exhibition catalogue), Figueira da Foz, Portugal
2016:    Sirenes, Phasm press, New York, story by Allan Graubard with Ink Drawings by Gregg Simpson
2015:    A Phalla,  Revista do Movimento Surrealista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015:    Il surrealismo. leri oggi, Arturo Schwarz, Skira Publishers, Milan
2015:    Essay on Eye Candy at Loreta larkina Gallery, Venice by Ives Celli.
2013:    Open Letter, Surrealism in Canada, Gregory Betts, Brock University Press
2012:    Derrame, L’edicion especial hommenage a Cruzeiro Seixas, Santiago, Chile
2011:    Caleidoscopio Surrealista, Una visión del surrealismo internacional–1919/2011, Miguel Corrales
2011:    Out of the Woods and into the Mind, catalogue essay by curator, Astrid Heyerdahl
2009:    El Umbral Secreto, catalogue from Museo Solidad de Salvador Allende, Santiago
2008:    O contrário do Olhar, catalogue from the Casa de Cultura, Coimbra, Portugal
2005:    West Coast Surreal, A Canadian Perspective, Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
             (catalogue essay by Natalia Segarra)
2003:    Un  Canadien  expose Salle des Arts, Nice Matin, Nice, France
2002:    Artist Doesn’t Conform To Mold, Artists in Canada feature by Paul Constable.
2001:    Highlights im Lichthaus, Tiroliner, Innsbruck, Austria
2001:    Canadian Artist Expose a l’Aeroport de Nice, Le Petit Nicoise, Nice, France
2000:    Janet Smith, Driven to Abstraction, feature article, Georgia Straight, Vancouver
2000:    Gregg Simpson Expose, review of Dessins Selectionées, Seillans, Var-Matin
2000:    A New Arcadia, photo and notices, International Herald Tribune, Milan, Italy.
2000:    Gregg Simpson at Studio Dieci, L’Informaffare, Notzia Oggi, Vercelli, Italy
1999:    Superiore Inconnu (feature page) edited by Sarane Alexandrian, Paris
1999:    Master Painters Showcase, International Artist magazine, Sydney, Australia
1999:    Dizionario Antologico e Critico Di Poeti, scrittori e artisti italiani  contemporanei,
             edizioni Tigullio- Bacherontius, Turin, Italy
1997:    Il Volo Di Icaro Utopia, tra sogno e realta quotidiana, Edizioni Tigullio- Bacherontius, Turin, Italy
1995:    José Pierre: In the Beginning, Gregg Simpson, essay, Paris, 1995
1994:    Constellations, Surrealism and Its Affinities, Carleton University
1990:    Ann Rosenberg, Feature review: Tribal Dynamics, Vancouver Sun
1986:    Robert Linsley, review of Modern Ghosts, Vanguard Magazine
1985:    Carol M. Cram, Gregg Simpson: Works of Excavation & Transference: Feature article in Terzoochio
             Magazine, Bologna, Italy
1985:    Carol M. Cram: New Mythologies/Inner Landscapes: West Coast Surrealists Revisited, feature article:
             Vie Des Arts Magazine, Montreal
1983:    José Pierre: L’Univers Surréaliste: Editions Somogy, Paris
1983:    Dr. David Burnett, and Marilyn Schiff, Contemporary Canadian Painting, Hurtig Publishing, Edmonton
1982:    Elisabeth Topp: Gregg Simpson at Galerie Surrealiste, Artmagazine, Toronto
1980:    Scott MacKillop: West Coast Surrealists: feature review, Artmagazine, Toronto
1979:    Natalie Luckyj: Other Realities, The Legacy of Surrealism in Canadian Art  (catalogue essay, Queens
             University Press)
1979:    The West Coast Surrealist Group, feature article by Gregg Simpson, Terzoochio Magazine, Bologna,
             Italy
1975:    Les Peintres hermétiques de la Côte Ouest du Canada, feature article by Brad Collins, Vie des Arts,
             Montreal
1973:    Joan Lowndes: Simpson’s Surrealistic Claws and Crescent Moons of Atlantis, feature article, Vancouver
             Sun
1972:    Canadian Artists in Exhibition, Volume 2, Roundstone Press, Toronto
1971:    Joan Lowndes: Surrealist Has Desert Mission: feature article, Vancouver Sun
1971:    Richard Simmins, feature review of the Vancouver School of Collage, UBC Fine Arts Gallery,
             (reproduced assemblages by Gregg Simpson), Vancouver Sun
1971:    Joan Lowndes, review of the Vancouver School of Collage, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver Province
1969:    Light Box sculpture mentioned in review of Intermedias, Victoria Art Gallery
1968:    Review of Collage Exhibition, Mandan Ghetto by Maija Bismanis, Vancouver Sun



Awards
2003:    Canada Council Travel Grant for exhibitions in France and Spain.
2001:    Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Grant for exhibitions in Austria, France and Italy
2000:    Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Grant for exhibitions in France and Italy
2000:    Academicien Correspondant of the Accademia Internazionale Greci Marino, Accademia del Verbano,
             Vercelli, Italy
1993:    North Shore Arts Commission: Public Art Project, Versatile Shipyard, North Vancouver
1976:    Canada Council Short Term Grant for Video
1972:    Canada Council Materials Grant: Painting
1971:    Canada Council Arts Bursary for Research in Europe
1968:    Canada Council Short Term Grant: Painting


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