Painting of Donita Simpson by Sanda Cook
Portrait of Donita Simpson, painting by Sanda Cook.

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Donita Simpson

Photographer and educator. Finalist in the 2015 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. She has photo­graphed many of Detroit's artists.

A photo by Donita Simpson, from the Dreams series

Dreams 1.

A photo by Donita Simpson, another one from the Dreams series

Dreams 2.

Upcoming exhibitions

Plus various other plans.

Past exhibitions

THE FOLLOWING LISTING IS INCOMPLETE. Missing some Boll YMCA shows, shows in Chicago, the Outwin Boochever touring exhibition, etc.

  • Detroit Artists' Portrait Project at the Wayne County Community College Northwest Campus. July 11, 2019 – August 11, 2019.
  • Captured in the D's: Detroit/Dearborn Photography at Black Box Gallery. Curated by Jack O. Summers. February 8, 2019 – March 2, 2019.
  • Detroit Portrait Project in the Manoogian Arts Wing of the University Liggett School. January 11, 2019 – January ??, 2019.
  • Context Is Everything at the Connections Gallery of the North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth in Ann Arbor. May 16, 2018 – August 31, 2018.
  • 2018 Biennial All Media Exhibition at Detroit Artists Market. April 27, 2018 – May 26, 2018.
  • The Detroit Artist's Portrait Project at Wayne County Community College, Ted Scott Campus. September 7, 2017 – ??? ??, 2017?
  • Diversity at the Boll Family YMCA. June 1 – 30, 2017.
  • The ABCs of Art at the Carr Center. June 3, 2016 – ???, 2016.
  • Exhibit of 2015 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition finalists, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. Donita's entry in the competition is a photo of Gilda Snowden in her studio. March 12, 2016 – January 8, 2017.
  • With Bruce Giffin and Amy Sacka at the Boll YMCA. April 7, 2016 – ???, 2016.
  • Actual Size Biennial 2015 at Atrium Gallery. December 12, 2015 – January 23, 2016.
  • With four other Detroit photographers at Galerie Camille. October 9 – 31, 2015.
  • A Tribute to Rosa Parks & Gilda Snowden at Live Coal Gallery. October 24, 2014 – November 25, 2014.
  • Gilded, a special tribute to Gilda Snowden at Whitdel Arts. January 10, 2014 – February 22, 2014.
  • Laerrus at 4731, July 20 – 27, 2013.
  • ...many more...
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