Simone Leigh received her BA from Earlham College in 1990. Her solo exhibitions include Gone South, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2014); Simone Leigh and Wolfgang Paalen, Gallery Wendi Norris San Francisco (2014); A You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been, The Kitchen, New York (2012), and Queen Bee, G Fine Art Project Room, Washington, DC (2009).

Her group exhibitions include Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, Contemporary Art Museum Houston (2014); Double Fortune, Double Trouble: Art for Twins among the Yoruba, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles (2013); March On!, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (2013); Evidence of Accumulation, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2011); Else, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York (2010); Bunny Redux, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2010); 30 Seconds off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2009); Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (2009); The Pleasure of Hating, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York (2009); AIM 29, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2009); Scratching the Surface VOL 1, L’appartement22, Rabat, Morocco, and AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2008); Ethnographies of the Future, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn (2008); Wild Girls, Exit Art, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York (2006); and SMIRK: Women, Art, and Humor, Firehouse Gallery, Hempstead, NY (2000).