2021: Miniscapes and Landscapes, The Other Art Fair, a Saatchi production. 20-foot booth (self- curated), Brooklyn, NY
Visionstones, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, 26 works in side gallery (self- curated), Brooklyn, NY
Playgrounds for the Mind, ArtExpo, 8 works in a 16-food booth (self-curated), New York
2019: Green Exuberance, Coco-Mat Showroom and Gallery, SoHo, NYC, by invitation, self- curated
2017: Body Projections, Quimby’s Photo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curator: Steven Svymbersky
2016–17: Signatures of the Earth: Geological Photography, Nancy Dreyfoos Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ.
2013: PooL Art Fair, Flatiron Hotel, New York, by subscription.
Westhampton Beach Art Fair, Long Island, juried in.
Hudson Valley Art Festival, Rhinebeck, NY, juried in.
2012: Virtual Hyper-Garments, Art League of New Britain (CT); curator: Laurencia Cyprus.
2009: Body Spirit Image, 11 body projection images in a two-artist show, Safe-T-Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; curator: Don Burmeister.
2008-09: La Sculpture virtuelle (et ses avatars), Le Musée de l’érotisme, Paris, France; 50 pieces; curator: Alain Plumey.
2008: La Sculpture virtuelle, La Chapelle Sainte-Anne, Tours, France, part of Photofolies en Touraine; curator: Sandra Shepard.
Le Mouvement sculptural photonique, Photochoreographic performance, La Chapelle St.-Anne, Tours, France, 10/15/2008.
Virtual Sculpture and Transfigurations of the Human Figure, M&H Gallery, New York; curator: Heidi Loder.
GROUP SHOWS (selected)
2022: Image, Pattern, Texture, 4 works in Jersey City Town Hall Rotunda, featured on poster, curator: Greg Brickley
Members’ Salon, Williamsburg Art and Historical (WAH) Center, Brooklyn, NY., curator: Yuko Nii
Abstract, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC, curator: Michael Pannier
Photo Independent, on-line photographic art fair sponsored by Fabrik Media, curator: Chris Davies
2021: Togetherness & Oneness, Williamsburg Art and Historical (WAH) Center, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Yuko Nii
2020: Works Created During Lockdown, Williamsburg Art and Historical (WAH) Center, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Yuko Nii
2020: Member Salon, Williamsburg Art and Historical (WAH) Center, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Yuko Nii
Afloat: Works Made in 2020, ProArts Digital Salon, https://www.proartsjerseycity.org/portfolio/afloat/, Curator: Kerry Kolenut
2019: Jerseyscapes Revisited, New Jersey City University, curator: Midori Yoshimoto
Portals, LITM Gallery, Restaurant, Lounge, Jersey City. Curator: Andrea Morin (7 pieces)
Member Salon, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Yuko Nii
2018: Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Yuko Nii
2017: Member Salon, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Yuko Nii
2016: Precision & Pattern Redux, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ; curators Virginia Fabbri Butera PhD & Christine Soccio Romanell.
Round Hole, Square Peg, Artist Corner Gallery, Hollywood, CA; curator: Phil Tarley.
Indefinitely Wild: Photographs of the American Landscape, Jersey City, NJ; curator: Kerry Kolenut
2015: V-Day Expo, 4th Universalist Church, New York City; curator: Heidi Russell..
Curator’s Choice Exhibition, Jersey City Museum, curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera.
Grotteschi: Exploring Hieronymus Bosch, Carmel Visual Arts, Carmel, CA; curators: Carol Henry & Ted Orland.
Landscapes: Earth and Sky, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT; curator: Tom Zetterstrom (also catalogue).
2013: Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: curator: Richard Timperio.
SEX/LOVE, Umbrella Arts, New York City; curators: Harvey Stein and MaryAnn Fahey.
The Figure in the Landscape, Carmel Art Center, Carmel, CA; curator: Carol Henry (also catalogue).
Premio Arte, Rome, Italy; curators: Pamela Cento & Sonia Mazzoli.
2012: Photo L. A. Focus Magazine booth, Los Angeles, CA; curator: David Spivak.
2011: Pandemonium, HP Garcia Gallery, New York City; curator: HP Garcia.
2010: Stirrings Still, White Box, New York, including Empire of Illusion I, 16x8’ photo mural; curator: Juan Puntes.
2009: Black Madonna, HP Garcia Gallery, New York City; curator: Lisa Paul Streitfeld (also catalogue).
2008: The Dirty Show, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI.
Contemporary Photography, A Fine Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain; curator: Jean-Paul Perrier.
2007: Fantasy and Fantasies, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; juror: Grace Norman.
Abstractions Show, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Sun Pictures to Mega-Pixels, 125 photographers at the WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY; curator: Joel Simpson.
Photonic Sculptural Movement, Photochoreographic performance in collaboration with choreographer Yana Schnitzler and Human Kinetics Movement Arts, (WAH) Center and Materials for the Arts, Queens, NY.
2021: America the Beautiful: The Real and the Imagined, (includes solo show in side gallery), Williamsburg Art and Historical (WAH) Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2007: Sun-Pictures to Mega-Pixels, an exposition of non-silver-based or original process photography, Williamsburg Art and Historical (WAH) Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2022: for Ice Fractures. SouthEast Center for Photography: Abstraction (with catalogue publication)
2021: Selected in Photo Review Competition (with publication in Photo Review Competition Issue), Stephen Perloff, editor
Black & White Spider Awards, Honorable Mention in Nature for Dripping Jaws
Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Nature for Catch of the Day
2020: Sixteenth Best Landscape Photographer Worldwide, One Eyeland (India)
2019: Tenth Best Landscape Photographer Worldwide (Fourth Best in US), One Eyeland (India)
2020: Nautilus GOLD Award for Photography and Art, awarded to book: Earthforms (see below)
2019: Black & White Spider Award, Honorable Mention in People, London, UK
2018: Black & White Spider Awards, Honorary Spider Fellow for Nominee in Nudes, London, UK
2017: Black & White Spider Awards, Honorary Spider Fellow for Nominee in Nature, London, UK
2014: Black & White Spider Awards, Honorary Spider Fellow for Nominee in Nudes (2 works), London, UK.
2013: Black & White Spider Awards, Honorary Spider Fellow for Nominee in Nudes (2 works), London, UK.
2013: Premio Arte, Caffé Letterario, Rome, Italy; curators: Pamela Cento & Sonia Mazzoli.
2012: Black & White Spider Award, Honorary Spider Fellow for Nominee in People, London, UK
2008: Prix de la Photo de Paris (PX3), Honorable Mention, Paris, France.
PUBLICATIONS BY JOEL SIMPSON
Playgrounds for the Mind: The Surreal in the Real, soft cover, 50 pp., 41 photos, Introduction by A. D. Coleman, JSS Books, 2022
Putting the “WOW” into Your Landscape Photography, eBook, 173 pp., 85 illustrative photos not in Earthforms, plus every photo in Earthforms analyzed for composition., JSS Books LLC, 2020
Earthforms: Intimate Portraits of Our Planet, Geological Photography, 168 pp., JSS Books LLC, 2019
Dick Hyman’s Century of Jazz Piano CD-ROM, Encyclopedic interactive CD-ROM, with 102 MIDI performances by Dick Hyman, and 500pp of biographies, stylistic analyses, and discographies by Joel Simpson, 2 disks, JSS Music LLC, 1999.
Subterranean Sweetie, original jazz CD, Joel Simpson Quintet, Beat Music (Italy), 1994.
Art reviews for M: The New York Art World and other publications, 2003–present.
Down Beat (jazz monthly), New Orleans correspondent, 1980s-1990s.
PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS AND REVIEWS
2022: The Eye of Photography (French online journal). Portfolio showcase, Feb. 26, 2022
brutejournal.com (“outsider art • art brut • the unclassifiable • the avant-avant-garde”). Article by editor Edward Gómez, April 2022
Shades of Grey, #34, September, 2022, with interview; https:// shadesofgreymagazine.com/ (lead article)
Inspirational Art Magazine, September-October 2022, with interview; https://inspirational-magazine.blogspot.com
Spotlight —Contemporary Art Magazine (Circle Arts), #31 September-October 2022, by invitation.
The Hand: The Magazine for Reproduction-Based Art, #38, November 2022
2021: The Best of the Best Photographers 2020, two images, One Eyeland (India)
2020: The Best of the Best Photographers 2019, Category: Landscape (rated 10th in the world), two images, One Eyeland (India)
2019 (June): Natural History Magazine, Cover story, including 11 images from Earthforms
2012: Spivak, David, editor. Focus Exposures. “Joel Simpson” (56 images). Summer 2012
2011: Adbusters: Journal of the Mental Environment. #97, Sept./Oct. 2011, p. 60, Kalle Lassn, editor.
Adbusters, #98, Nov./Dec 2011, pp. 29 & 35, Kalle Lassn, editor.
Silvershotz: The International Journal of Contemporary Photography, Folios 2011, pp. 62-63, Clive Maring, editor..
Silvershotz. “Joel Simpson: Body Projections and Virtual Sculptures” (16 images). Vol. 8, ed. 1, Dec. 2011, pp. 42-54,, Clive Maring, editor.
2008: May Soun, author of article my “Sculptures virtuelles, “ in Nouveaux Couples, (monthly) Paris, showing at the time at the Musée de l”érotisme de Paris.
2008 The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Vol.2, Miami, ES Publishing, 2008, p. 144, , Chris Maher, editor.
2007: Camera Arts, #58, May/June 2007, p. 36, Tim Anderson, editor.
View Photography Magazine (Brussels). #5, Winter 2007, p. 60, Stephan Broyer, editor.
University of North Carolina, B. A. Comparative Literature, 1968.
Brown University, PhD, Comparative Literature, literary theory, 19th Century French & English Novel, 1976
Master of Music, Loyola, New Orleans, 1994