BIO

Ryan Simmons is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores concepts related to human and self-identity, religious cultural impact, and human influence on the natural environment. He is currently working towards his Associates of Fine Arts degree at Snow College with an expected graduation date of Spring 2020.

 

Simmons’ is the Programs Assistant at Granary Arts and co-curator of Lumlux Gallery. He has also worked as the Head Art Editor for the Snow College Weeds Literary Journal, Artist Assistant to Ben Sang, and an intern to Final Hot Desert contemporary art space. He’s won over 30 awards including the U of U WRC award at the Governor’s Mansion and he has been involved in multiple community projects such as a coloring book for Shriner’s Children Hospital. His selected exhibitions include Granary Arts, The Great Basin Station, B. F. Larsen Main Gallery, Annex, Altspace, Lumlux, and Snow Art Gallery.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2020     AFA, Snow College , GPA: 3.9, Ephraim, UT (Pending)

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019     In Conjunction, Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT

                 Latter-Day Ready-mades, AltSpace, Ephraim, UT

2018     Generation Z, AltSpace, Ephraim, UT            

2017     Identity, AltSpace, Ephraim, UT

                 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019     At The Crossing, Great Basin Station, Manti La Sal National Forest, UT

                 At The Crossing Archive, Altspace, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

                 Silent Spring and the Anthropocene, B. F. Larsen Main Gallery, Provo, UT

                 Washed Separately, Altspace, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

                 Along the Line, B. F. Larsen Main Gallery, Provo, UT

                 I AM FOR AN ART,  Main Photo Gallery, Ephraim, UT

                 Reseen: An Exploration of the Sanpete Landscape, AltSpace, Ephraim, UT

                 Artists in Residence/Works in Progress, Snow College Art Gallery, Ephraim, UT

                 Panel Delivery, Annex, Ephraim, UT

                 Rogue Show, Lumlux Gallery, Ephraim, UT

2018     Rituals, Lumlux Gallery, Ephraim, UT

                 Artists in Residence/Works in Progress, Snow College Art Gallery, Ephraim, UT

2017     Works A Photo Final Show, Greenwood Center, Ephraim, UT

                 Photography Showcase, Lumlux Gallery, Ephraim, UT

                 

 

Positions

                 Programs Assistant – Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT (2019 – Present)

                 Lumlux Curatorial team – Snow College, Ephraim, UT (2019 – Present)

                 Intern & Docent – Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT 2018 – 2019),

                 Artist Assistant – Ben Sang, Salt Lake City, UT (2019)

                 Intern – Final Hot Desert, Salt Lake City, UT(2019)

                 Activities Assistant – Golden Living, Taylorsville, UT (2019)

                 Server & Short Order – Golden Living, Taylorsville, UT (2017 – 2018)

 

 

Selected Press/Awards

2019     Weeds Journal, Ephraim, UT  

                  Ceramics Merit Award, Snow College Art Department, Ephraim, UT

                  Drawing Merit Award, Snow College Art Department, Ephraim, UT               

2018     Weeds Editorial Journal, Ephraim, UT

                 4D Time Merit Award, Snow College Art Department, Ephraim, UT     

2017     Nancy Rosenblatt Award, Salt Lake City, UT

                 Governor’s Mansion Awards, U of U WRC Scholarship Salt Lake City, UT

2016    Ist Place Finalist, Women’s Resource Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

                 Provo Freedom Festival Award, Provo, UT

2014     Mayor’s Choice Award, Taylorsville City Hall, Taylorsville, UT

 

 

Community Projects

2017     Art drive and coloring book, Shriner’s Children Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

                 U.S. history mural, Cottonwood High, Murray, UT

 

 

Workshops

2019    Makerspace & Time, Marnie Powers Torrey, Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT

2019    The Music of Poetry and Place, Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT

2018    Gallery Talk, Debra Klomp Ching, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

2017    Invitational workshop, Pilar Pobil, Salt Lake City, UT

 

 

Curation

2019    Fragmented, Abbie Mitchell, Lumlux Gallery, Ephraim, UT

2019    Rogue Show, Lumlux Gallery, Ephraim, UT

 

 

References

                Available upon request

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