Exhibitions

I've been incredibly fortunate to have my work is included in several academic studies, art history books and journals published in Canada, Europe, and Australia and been exhibited in several historical surveys on surrealism. You can also view my work in my studio on Bowen Island, BC, a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, BC. Just call me for an appointment: 604 947 9408 or contact me.

TV Documentary

Check out the nationally broadcast documentary made for BRAVO TV on my life and work, A New Arcadia: The Art of Gregg Simpson.

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

Guangzhou, China

Avian Monument along with several other paintings will be featured in the Guangzhou Art Exhibition in Guangzhou, China in Spring 2019 (Exact dates TBA)

Seillans, France

Dream Gardens, along with a dozen works from my newest series, will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Salle du Couvent in Seillans in the Var region of southern France: June 18 to 30, 2019

Aguilas, Spain

Mare Nostrum, along with two other works from my newest series, will be included in a group exhibition at the Auditorium and Congress Palace Infanta Doña Elena: July 5 to 31, 2019

Selected Recent Exhibitions

October 2018: PASTEL JOURNALS pastel drawings, Gallery @ Cove Commons, Bowen Island, BC, Canada

April 2018: SHADOW TALK  ink drawings, Artifact Gallery, New York
May 2018: LOST WORLDS, canvases and works on paper, Adelinda Allegretti Studio Gallery, Gualdo Tadino, Umbria, Italy, May 3-31, 2018 April 2017: COLOUR OF DREAMS, Arte Borgo Gallery, Rome 
MAY 2017: COLOUR OF DREAMS, Galerie Métanoïa, Paris May 2015: EYE CANDY, Loreta Larkina Gallery, Venice

 

 Selected Exhibitions - 1967 - 2016

 2016

  • Spring in Rome 2016, Flyer Art Gallery, Rome (group)

2015

  • Eye Candy, Loreta Larkina Gallery, Venice, (duo show)
  • Kunst 2015, Galeria Zero, Berlin (group)

2014

  • Cornucopia (collective works with Rik Lina and John Welson),  Llianelli Library, Llianelli, Wales, UK

2013

  • Sentinelles,  Espace Kaméléon, Paris, France (with Guy Ducornet)
  • The Luminous Dance, Rouges en Vert, Soligny-la-Trappe, France (solo)
  • The Atlantean Years, 1970-1975  Fundacion-Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo retrospective)

2012

  • The Atlantean Years, 1970-1975, Museu Municipal Dom Dinis, Estremoz;  Regional     Museum de Beja, Beja, Portugal (solo retrospective)
  • Surrealism 2012, Goggle Art Centre, Reading, Pennsylvania (international survey show)

  2011

  •  Out of the Woods, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC (solo)
  • Collaborations (with Rik Lina and John Welson), Bowen Island Art Centre, Bowen Island, BC (group)

2010

  • Totems Personelles, Espace Kaméléon, Paris, France (solo)
  • Dream Totems, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
  • 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)
  • Momentum: 25 Artists From Past to Present, Leighdon Studio Gallery, Vancouver (group)
2009
  • El Umbral Secreto:  Ecuentro Internacional de Surrealismo Actual, Museo Soledad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile;  toured to Valpraiso and Talca, Chile (international survey show)
  • Exposiçäo de Surrealismo actual Illuminaçöes Descontinuas, Convento de S. Jose, Lagoa, Portugal (group)
  • S.A.M. 2009, Salle de l’Orangerie, Chateau d’Auvers, Auvers-sur-l’Oise, France (invitational survey show)
  • Coast Art Trust, New and Recent Works,  Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC (group)

2008

  • El Surrealismo como fenómeno colectivo, Fundacion- Museo Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (show of the permanent collection)
  • West Coast Mediterranean, paintings, drawings, and mixed media works, The Gallery, Bowen Island, BC (solo)
  • Reverso Do Olhar: Exposiçâo Internacional de Surréalismo Actual, Casa da Cultura, Coimbra, Portugal (international survey show)

2007

  • Gallery artists, Montserrat Gallery, New York (group)
  • Viagem a Arcturus, Um Postal Para Mario Cesariny, Museu Vermhelho,     Estremoz, Portugal (group)

2006

  • Salzburg Art Fair (with Galeria d’arte Gaudi, Madrid), Salzburg, Austria (art fair)
  • Abstractions, with Amy Ernst & Jenny Davis, Carteret Gallery, Morehead City, NC
  • Selected Drawings, 1976-2006, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC (solo)
  • Early Works from the Coast Art Trust Collection, North Vancouver Museum, North Vancouver, BC (group)

2005

  • West Coast Surreal: A Canadian Perspective, Fundacion, Eugenio Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (group)
  • Island Passages, The Gallery, Bowen Island, BC (solo)
  • Abstractions et Figurations, Maison des Artistes, Château Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (group)
  • Summer 2005, Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain (group)

2004

  • Summer group exhibition, Art Domain, Port Andratx, Majorca, Spain

2003

  • Euloge du petit format, Christiane Puegeot Cultural Center, Paris (international survey)
  • Selected Works 1999-2003, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
  • Une Nouvelle Arcadie, Salle des Artistes, Colomars, France (solo)
  • Una Nuevo Arcadie, Galeria d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
  • Convergency, Art-Domain.com Gallery, Port Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (group)
  • Abstra,  Akros Gallery, Bilbao, Spain (group)

2002

  • Europ’Art  2002, Palais des Expositions, Geneva, Switzerland (art fair)
  • Summer 2002, Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain (group)
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Grupo Batik Art, Salona Barna, Barcelona, Spain (group)
  • West Coast Dreamers, Exhibition Centre, Harrison Hot Springs, BC (group)
  • Three Painters (with Richard Bond and John Haig), Evergreen Cultural Center, Coquitlam, BC (three person)

2001

  • Une Nouvelle Arcadie, Aérport Nice-Côte d’Azur, Nice, France (solo)
  • Selected Drawings 1978-1999, Galleria Assioma, Prato, Italy (solo)
  • A New Arcadia, Ontario Art and Light Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria (solo)
  • Artropolis 2001, CBC Building, Vancouver, BC (group)

2000

  • Déssins Selectionées 1978-1999, Salle du Couvent, Seillans, France (solo)
  • A New Arcadia, paintings and pastels, Fortezza di Montalcino, Italy (solo)
  • Phantoms of Light, digital art/ pastels/ paintings, Studio 10, Vercelli, Italy (solo)
  • Gotcha! Digital Images, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC (group)

1999

  • Continental Drift, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver (group)

1998

  • Binario Vivo: Ambiente E Creativita Sulla Strada Ferrata – toured Italy, (group)
  • Art 98, Convention Centre, Vancouver (International Art Fair)
  • Electrica Mente (digital art), Studio 10, Vercelli, Italy (group)
  • Maldoror Park, Diversité Surréaliste, Université de Québec, Montréal (international survey show)

1997

  • Nicholas Joseph Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA (group)

1996

  • il Cielo Contaminato, Salone Dugentesco, Vercelli and Trento, Italy (group)
  • Aprés Miro, Bennett Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (solo)
  • 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 (group)
  • Dessin Automatiste 1945-95, Phases Group, College Camille Claudel; St.Quay, Portrieux, Brittany, France  (international survey show)
  • Phases of Desire, CASE Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York  (group)
  • Currents, L’Atelier, Vancouver, BC (group)

1994

  • Constellations: Surrealism and Its Affinities, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa  (international survey show)
  • Permanent Collection, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC (group)

1993

  • Lyric Landscapes, Richmond Art Gallery (solo)
  • Three Vancouver Artists, Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, BC (three person)

1992

  • Lumière du Jour/Lumière Noir, Galerie Lumière Noir, Montreal, Quebec (international survey show)
  • Head/Hunter/Simpson with Kevin Head and Miles Hunter, Gallery Alpha, West.Vancouver (three person)

1991

  • Tribal Dynamics, Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver (solo)
  • Rainforests of the Mind (also Curator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC (group)
  • Fertility Rites (also Curaator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC (group)
  • Geometric Expressionism (also Curator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC (group)
  • Fantastic Visions (also Curator), Gallery Alpha, West Vancouver, BC (group)

1990

  • Artropolis 90, The Roundhouse,Vancouver (group)

1989

  • Waterfall Series, Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, BC (solo)
  • Western Patterns, Sinclair Centre (also Curator)
  • The Ferry Building Gallery (solo)

1988

  • Cellular Mosaics, Sinclair Centre, Vancouver (solo)

1987

  • Modern Ghosts, Vancouver East Cultural Center (solo); Savage, NeoArtism Gallery, Vancouver (group)

1986

  • Modern Ghosts, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC (solo)
  • Paintings and Watercolours, New Westminster Art Center, New Westminster, BC (solo)
  • Exposicao Internacional Surrealismo e Pintura Fantástica, Teatro Iberico, Lisbon, Portugal  (international survey show)
  • Open Cages, Pitt International Gallery, Vancouver, BC (group)
  • Contemporary Living, Park Place, Vancouver (solo)

1985

  • West Coast Surrealists, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC (group)

1984

  • 12-Year Retrospective, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, ON (solo)
  • Paintings from the 1980s, New Art Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo)
  • Gallery Artists: New Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (group)

1982

  • Paintings and Collages, Galerie Surrealiste, Toronto, ON (solo)
  • Mixed Media Works, Forest City Gallery, London, ON (solo)
  • Arteder 82: Bilbao, Spain ( (international survey show)
  • Melmoth Gallery, Vancouver (group)

1981

  • Cellular Mosaics, Gallery Move, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  • Paintings and Mixed Media, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo)
  • Associations, Galerie Surrealiste, Toronto (group)

1980

  • West Coast Surrealists, Gallery Move, Vancouver (group)
  • On Canvas: Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver (group)
  • Insights, Preparatory works for On Canvas Exhibition Simon Fraser University Gallery (group)
  • Gallery Artists:, Gallery Move, Vancouver, BC (group)

1979

  • A Survey of Paintings, Gallery Move, North Vancouver, BC (solo)
  • West Coast Surrealists & Paul Wunderlich: Bayard Gallery, Seattle, Wash., USA (group)
  • West Coast Surrealist Group, Hindenberg Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, USA;
  • WashArt ‘79, Pyramid Gallery, Washington, DC, USA (group)
  • Gallery Artists: Gallery Move, North Vancouver, BC (group)

1978

  • Helix Series, Gallery Move, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  • Surrealism Unlimited, Conroy Maddox and Friends, Camden Arts Centre, London, England  (international survey show)
  • Other Realities: The Legacy of Surrealism in Canadian Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario; Canada House, London, England ; Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France (group)
  • West Coast Surrealist Group,  Gallery Move, North Vancouver (group)

1977

  • From This Point of View, Vancouver Art Gallery (group)
  • West Coast Surrealist Group, Gallery Move, North Vancouver (group)
  • Paperworks,  BC Government Collection, Canadian Cultural Centers: Paris, London, Brussels (group)

1976

  • Pacific Rim Consciousness, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; Bogota, Colombia (group)

1975

  • Pacific Rim Consciousness,  Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC (group)
  • Multi-Media Performance, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON (solo)

1974

  • Canadian West Coast Hermetics, The Metaphysical Landscape,  McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; McIntosh Gallery,
  • University of Western Ontario (group)
  • Works from 1964-1974, Vancouver Artists’ Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo)

1973

  • Claw Series, Galerie Allen, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  • 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.) (group)

1972

  • Paintings and collages, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC (solo)
  • The Private Patron, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC (group)
  • Mythodromus, Avelles Gallery, Vancouver (group)

1971

  • A City Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (group)
  • Divine Order of the Lodge Salon: Avelles Gallery, Vancouver (group)
  • Vancouver School of Collage, Fine Arts Gallery, UBC (group)

1970

  • Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (group)
  • Colour Optics, Bunaby Art Gallery (group)

1969

  • Normal Constants, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC (solo)
  • Kinetic & Light Sculpture,  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • Focus ‘69, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
  • Three Man Show, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, with Pierre Coupey and Ron Wattier

1968

  • Mandan Ghetto Gallery, Vancouver; Spectrum ‘68: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (group)
  • UBC Graduate Centre with Pierre Coupey and Ken Christopher


1967

  • Mandan Company Presents Western Supplies: Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver (group)