Rose B. Simpson

Rose B. Simpson


What I love about life is that we’re looking for and finding those moments where we realize that this is all a co-creation and that we have absolute control and power.


By Roadtrip Nation

Rose B. Simpson


My road in life has been direct.
I come from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, which is my ancestral homeland.
My mom was an artist and also started a nonprofit when I was a child, so I grew up engaged in cultural preservation practices and immersed in the aesthetic as a spiritual perspective.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in fine and studio arts, followed by a master’s degree in ceramics, both from Rhode Island School of Design.
After graduating, I knew I needed to go back home and ground myself in my land, culture, and values.
I earned a second master’s degree in creative nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
I now work as a mixed-media artist from my home in Santa Clara Pueblo.
In addition to my work as an artist, I’m on the board of Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, a nonprofit organization based in sustainable living systems and cultural preservation practices.
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High School
Fine and Studio Arts
Institute of American Indian Arts
Rhode Island School of Design
Creative Non-Fiction
Institute of American Indian Arts



I create art to communicate the preservation of humanity in relationship to climate justice and cultural preservation.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Being Creative


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Let's go to New York, join the grind, and become big time artists. That's the next step. That's the goal."