J. Michael Simpson

An MFA from Illinois State University enabled me to pursue a career as an artist and instructor in studio art. As an artist/teacher I taught at Auburn University, Eastern Michigan University, Winthrop University (South Carolina) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. My art as been in over 30 collections and 200 exhibitions and garnered an “Alabama State Grant in Painting”, a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts, and a summer residency at the McColl Center for the Arts. During my time at the McColl I discovered how to integrate digital video into my paintings and video installations. My video works have been featured in 40 screenings and film festival including “Spaces”, Its Liquid: International Art and Architecture Festival, Venice, Italy (2018) and, “9th Pune Short Film Festival 2019”, Kothrud Pune, Maharashtra India. Recently I was honored to jury the “Experimental” category of films and video for the “2020 Underexposed Film Festival” (Rock Hill, SC) and receive awards for painting at the “30th” Annual Juried Exhibition Annual Juried Exhibition for the Art Council of York County (Rock Hill, SC) and 2020 Anderson Juried Exhibition (Anderson South Carolina.)

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