Buster Simpson, an artist active since the late 1960’s, has worked on major infrastructure and planning projects, sight specific sculptures, museum installations, and community interventions. Simpson received his MFA in 1969, and later, the Distinguished Alumni Award in Architecture and Design, at the University of Michigan. Simpson is a recipient of numerous awards, among them, NEA fellowships and the Americans for the Arts Public Art Award in 2009.
Simpson has exhibited at The New Museum, MoMA PS1, Seattle Art Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum, Capp Street Project, International Glass Museum, and a recent retrospective at the Frye Art Museum. Simpson’s work is included in numerous public commissions throughout North America.
“I prefer working in public the domain. The complexity of any site is its asset, to distill, build upon, and reveal, the challenge is to sharpen the conjunction between poetry and place.”