Gail Simpson is a sculptor who works both individually and as a part of Actual Size Artworks, a collaborative team with Aristotle Georgiades. She is committed to the idea of artist as citizen and believes in the transformative potential of artwork in the community. Her work is characterized by a strong profile, a sense of humor, and excellent craftsmanship. Her goal is to create artwork that engages its audience in a lively and intelligent manner and contributes to a dynamic, memorable public space. She believes that artwork can highlight and interpret a community, help clarify a busy and visually dense space, and create a space for imagination and possibility.
Simpson has an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is originally from Chicago. Her individual work expresses her interest in the intersection between the built and natural environment. She resides in Stoughton, Wisconsin and teaches at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.