Laurie Simmons, Photographer
Laurie Simmons is an internationally recognized artist. Since the mid-70’s,
Simmons has staged scenes for her camera with dolls, ventriloquist dummies, mannequins and people to create images with intensely psychological subtexts. Her photographic works are collected by many institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim as well as The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Walker Art Center and the Hara Museum, Tokyo. In 2006 she produced and directed her first film titled “The Music of Regret”, starring Meryl Streep and Adam Guettel with cinematography by Ed Lachman. The film premiered at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and has been screened at many international museums and film festivals. Recent solo exhibitions include Salon 94, New York; Wilkinson Gallery, London; Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; The Gothenburg Museum, Sweden and Koyama Gallery, Tokyo. Simmons lives and works in New York City and Cornwall, Connecticut with her husband, the painter Carroll Dunham.
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