Musician, artist. Gregg Simpson was born in 1947. His artistic career began in the 1960s when he became involved with the Intermedia Society. During this time, he was also playing drums with several local jazz bands. Simpson began exhibiting at Bau-Xi Gallery and his work from this time reflects his increasing interest in occult subjects. Supported by a Canada Council grant and with a letter of introduction from William Rubin of the Museum of Modern Art, Simpson went to Paris. There he would organize the first touring exhibition of West Coast art in Europe, West Coast Hermetics (1973). His visual art is included in collections nationally and internationally. From the period of the 1960s, Simpson is known for his musical work with Al Neil, in the Al Neil Trio and the Al Neil Jazz Probe. Currently, he continues to drum in groups such as the Ralph Eppel Quintet and the Henry Boudin Trio. He lives and works in Vancouver.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.