/Odyssey of Abstraction – Princess Simpson Rashid Art Exhibition

Odyssey of Abstraction – Princess Simpson Rashid Art Exhibition

The Vault @ 1930 welcomes locally and nationally recognized artist and Jacksonville resident Princess Simpson Rashid!

“Odyssey of Abstraction: Princess Simpson Rashid”
Exhibition Dates: October 19-31, 2018 

Show Opening Cocktail Reception: Friday October 19th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Public Invited – Request RSVP to info@thevaultat1930.com or by calling The Vault at 904-398-2890


About Princess Simpson Rashid 

Princess Simpson Rashid was born in Atlanta, GA in 1972. She studied printmaking and painting at Escuela de Artes Plastica (EAP) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rashid earned her B.S in Physics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and worked as a researcher in Nano science at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).

Rashid has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, art centers, galleries and alternative art spaces across the United States including the Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove, CA, Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, CA, Tempus Projects in Tampa, FL, Cummer Museum and Gardens in Jacksonville, FL and Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Cusco, Peru. Recent juried group shows include “Hard Edge Paintings” at the Harris House/Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL curated by Bethany Bennett Behr,“Pressing Matters- APS” at the Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs, GA and “Suprematism, Constructivism, Futurism” at Phylogeny Contemporary in Seattle, WA curated by Lori Johns.

In addition, Rashid’s paintings and prints can be found in museum and private collections throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Portugal. Her museum and public collections include, The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) in Jacksonville, FL; The Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS; the Lake Eustis Museum of Art in Eustis, FL; Baptist Hospital-North and Baptist/MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, FL.

Rashid started her science career while in high school working as an intern at Bell Labs (now Nokia Bell Labs) in Murray Hill, NJ. Her maiden name (Simpson) is included on several US patents. She is a former Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Washington Center Fellow/NOAA. 

Sports have also had a profound effect on Rashid’s life. She is a former US National Fencing Champion in all three fencing weapons; foil, epee, and saber. She is currently a fencing coach and competitively training on the Veterans40 national circuit.

Rashid has previously served as Studio Director and President of the Art Center Cooperative (TAC) in Jacksonville, FL; Studio Director of the Ybor Art Colony (YAC), Curator of the Ybor Artists Association (YAA), and Co-Gallery Director of the Wandering Eye Gallery (WEG) in Ybor City-Tampa, FL. 

Rashid’s diverse experiences have contributed to the complexity and thoughtfulness of her work and work ethic. She is married to a wonderful husband (retired US Naval Aviator) who wants to “fill the sky with robots”. They have two beautiful and creative daughters.

Rashid is currently a resident artist of CoRK Arts District (CoRK) in Jacksonville, FL.