Gregg Simpson was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1947, but grew up on the west coast. He currently lives on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. He has been active in visual art and music since the mid-1960s.

Simpson’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Canada, the U.S., Italy, France, England, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Chile, Australia and Malaysia and is included in over 100 private and public collections internationally.

His work has been documented in books, academic studies and in film and television. He most recently was included in Surrealism Beyond Borders, a book and exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum of New York and the Tate Modern, London.