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Rose Simpson

Rose B. Simpson is a mixed-media artist who works in ceramic, metal, fashion, painting, music, performance, and installation. She lives and works in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. While studying automotive science, Rose B. Simpson built a moving piece of art: “Maria,” a black, refurbished 1985 Chevrolet El Camino named for famed Pueblo potter Maria Martinez.

STEAM skills applied

  • Engineering design
  • Transportation innovation
  • Futures thinking
  • Pinstriping and airbrushing
  • Performance Art


"Message from Rose Simpson"

Lowriders and Performance Art

  • Lowriders: Toby Morfin
    Hydraulics: Orlando Martinez
    Pinstriping: Randy Perraglio
    Airbrushing: Joey Montoya

Space Messengers is made possible in part by the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni; an opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Partners of the Americas. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts

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