Critical Writing, Reviews, Publications

Critical Writing and Reviews

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, ArtistsinCanada 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
      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 (catalogue)

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

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


Co-founder of Coast Art Trust Society, Vancouver, 2005-2011
West Coast Surrealist Group, 1977-2014
New Orchestra Workshop, 1977-2012
Intermedia, Vancouver, 1967-73

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.