Hauser & Wirth—the global mega-gallery with outposts in Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Somerset, England—now represents Lorna Simpson. Its first project with the artist will be for its booth at Frieze New York, which will display new painting and sculpture.
“We are honored and delighted to welcome Lorna Simpson into the gallery’s family,” Hauser & Wirth partner Marc Payot said in a statement. “Her rigor, her passion, and her incredible sensitivity produce not only extraordinary art but also an invitation to engage in a dialogue about identity that we are eager to share.”
Payot added that Simpson’s practice, which tackles “complex issues of identity” through “a variety of media,” puts her in a dialogue with fellow Hauser & Wirth artists such as Roni Horn, Rashid Johnson, Zoe Leonard, and Mark Bradford.
Simpson’s most recent solo show was last year at Salon 94 in New York, where she has shown since 2008. Before that, she was represented by Sean Kelly Gallery. In 2013, a survey retrospective of her work opened at the Jeu de Paume in Paris before traveling to the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England, and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts.