Lorraine Simms explores our relationship to material culture through paintings, sculptures and installations. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States in private and public galleries including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec), the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Frederiction), the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery (Montreal), the Musée de Joliette (Joliette), the Tom Thomson Gallery (Owen Sound), the Centre d'exposition Expression (Sainte-Hyacinthe), A.R.C. Gallery (Chicago), Stride Gallery (Calgary) the McClure Gallery (Montréal), and the Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax).
Simms work has been reviewed in Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and Parachute and in national and regional newspapers. She has received numerous grants from the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. Lorraine Simms has participated in a number of residencies, including one at MASS MoCA in the summer of 2017.
Lorraine Simms completed her graduate studies at Concordia University. She lives and works in Montreal.