1960, Brooklyn, New York

Lorna Simpson American Federation of Arts / MoCA Los Angles 2006
Lorna Simpson: For the Sake of the Viewer Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago [traveled] 1992
Lorna Simpson  Phaidon  2002
Lorna Simpson [untitled 54]  The Friends of Photography, San Francisco  1992 
Democracy: A Project by Group Material Bay Press / Dia Art Foundation 1990
Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art International Center for Photography, New York 2008 
Artists of Conscience The Alternative Museum, New York 1991
Bad Girls [curator: Marcia Tucker] The New Museum of Contemporary Art , New York 1994
Billboard Art on the Road MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts 1999
Body and Deception  Galerie Wohnmaschine Berlin 1996
Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia 1991
Dissent, Difference and the Body Politic [curators: Simon Watson and John S. Weber] Portland Art Museum  1992
Documenta 11  Kassel, Germany  2002 
Image World: Art and Media Culture  Whitney Museum for American Art 1989 
la Biennale di Venezia 44: Aperto Venice, Arsenale  1990
Longing and Belonging From the Faraway Nearby  Site Santa Fe  1995 
National and International Studio Program 1986-87 The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. - P.S. 1 / The Clocktower 1987
Power: Its Myths and Mores in American Art 1961-1991  Indianapolis Museum of Art  1991
Prisoners of Image: Ethnic and Gender Stereotypes   The Alternative Museum, New York 1989
Re/Righting History: Counternarratives by Contemporary African-American Artists Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York  1999
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art: A Selections from the Permanent Collection  San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art 1990
Seeing is Believing? Photo Generated Artworks TheAlternative Museum, New York 1986
Sniper's Nest: Art That Has Lived with Lucy R. Lippard  Center for Curitorial Studies, Bard College 1996
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 80s The New Museum of Contemporary Art / The Studio Museum of Harlem / the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art,, New York 1990
The Subject of Rape [curated by the Whitney Independent Study Group] Whitney Museum of American Art 1993 
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-1995 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Biennial 1991 [Richard Armstrong, John G. Hanhardt, Richard Marshall, and Lisa Phillips] Whitney Museum of American Art 1991
Whitney Biennial 1993 [Elisabeth Sussman with Thelma Golden, John G. Hanhardt and Lisa Philips]]  Whitney Museum of American Art 1993 
Whitney Biennial 2002 [Lawrence R. Rinder, Chrissie Iles, Christiane Paul, and Debra Singer] Whitney Museum of American Art 2002
Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990  Milwaukee Art Museum 1990
Alternative Art New York 1965-1985 The Drawing Center / University of Minnesota Press 2002
Art Matters: How the Culture Wars Changed America  New York University Press 1999
English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas [Fusco, Coco] The New Press, New York 1995
Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change [Lucy Lippard] E.P. Dutton 1984
Hot Off The Press: Prints and Politics  Tamarind Institute / The University of New Mexico Press 1994
In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. D.A.P. 2003
Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America [Lucy Lippard] Pantheon Books 1990
The Lure of the Local: senses of place in a multicentered society The New Press, New York 1997
The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Feminist Essays on Art  The New Press, New York 1995
Art in America [Under Western Eyes] January  1989
Art in America [Lorna Simpson: Echoes of the Unspoken] December 2006
Heresies #13 Feminism & Ecology Heresies 1981
Heresies #15 Racism Heresies 1982
Lusitania Volume 1 #3  Fall 1990
Third Text # 22  Third Text, Spring  1993 
Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly, New York  Frieze, January - February  1996