Xaviera Simmons

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Denver, Color Photograph, 30*40, 2007
Beyond The Canon Of Landscape, Color Photograph, 40*50, 2008
One Day and Back Then (Seated), Color Photograph, 2007, 30*40
How To Break Your Own Heart (Warsaw, Poland) 2006, Installation and Performance, Dimensions Variable
3, Cardboard, Twine, Masonite, Paper, Paint, 2009, Dimensions Variable
Artist's Statement

My artist statements vary from moment to moment so I would rather include links to works and past projects and let the works speak for themselves. I try to make photographs, installations, video works, performances and audio pieces.
http://artforum.com/picks/section=nyc (scroll down to Avant Guide....")
The Public Art Fund:http://publicartfund.org/pafweb/projects/08/simmons/simmons-08.html
The Rubell Family Collection: www.30americans.com
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston: www.camh.org/Assets/PDFs/simmons.pdf
The Museum Of Art and Design:
www.madmuseum.org/DO/Calendar/200812/Xaviera Simmons.aspx


Xaviera Simmons completed a BFA in Photography from Bard College after spending two years of walking pilgrimage retracing the Atlantic Slave Trade. She participated in the studio program of the Whitney ISP while also completing a 2 year actor training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Simmons has participated in exhibitions at The Studio Museum In Harlem, Zacheta National Art Gallery, The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, among others. In 2008 works were viewed in Street Art, Street Life, Cinema Remixed and Reloaded, T.error, and 30 Americans. Simmons is the 2008 recipient of The Driskell Prize and an In the Public Realm commission from The Public Art Fund. In 2009 she was awarded an Art Matters Fellowship and exhibited at Foto Festival, Heidelberg, The Sculpture Center, MOCA Miami and The Studio Museum, among others. In 2010 she will produce works nationally and internationally.