Glen Simpson - Biography

Born in 1941 in Atlin, British Columbia, Glen Simpson is of both pioneer Canadian and Tahltan-Kaska Indian heritage In addition to solo exhibitions at all three major Alaska museums, his work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, among them Craft Today, Poetry of the Physical at the American Craft Museum in New York in 1986;American Crafts: A Pacific Heritage in Sacramento, California, in 1982; and Remains To Be Seen, at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. Wisconsin in 1982.

Simpson's work has in recent years become increasingly concerned with reinterpreting traditional Native Alaskan forms and imagery in nontraditional often-unexpected materials The sculptural forms of Spruce Grouse Rattle, for example, are based on Northwest Coast and Athabaska traditions and values.