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 has received an Associates of Fine Arts and an Associates of Science at Snow College and is currently working towards his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at the University of Utah with an expected graduation date of Fall 2024.

Simmons’ held the role of Programs Assistant at Granary Arts as well as 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 as an intern for 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 has been involved in multiple community projects such as a coloring book for Shriner’s Children Hospital. His selected exhibitions include the COP 28 Virtual Platform, Granary Arts, The Great Basin Station, B. F. Larsen Main Gallery, Annex, Altspace, Lumlux, and Snow Art Gallery.

Curriculum Vita

Born in Salt Lake City. Lives and works in Utah.


2024    Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2020    Associates of Fine Arts, Snow College, Ephraim, UT
            Associates of Science, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

Solo Exhibitions

2020    Semblance, Annex, Ephraim, UT

2018    Generation Z, AltSpace, Ephraim, UT                       

Group Exhibitions

2023    Create COP 28 Exhibition, Digital Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

2020    Via Crucis, Writ & Vision, Provo, UT
            Obscura, AltSpace, Ephraim, UT

2019    Wash Separately, Alt Space, Ephraim, UT
            At The Crossing, Great Basin Station, Manti-La Sal National Forest, UT
            At The Crossing Archive, Alt Space, Ephraim, UT
            Silent Spring and the Anthropocene, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT
            Along the Line, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT
            Reseen: An Exploration of the Sanpete Landscape, Alt Space, Ephraim, UT

2018    Artists in Residence/Works in Progress, Snow College Art Gallery, Ephraim, UT

Community Projects

2019    In Conjunction, Granary Arts, Ephraim, UT

2017    Shriner’s Children Hospital Coloring Book, Shriners Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT


2023    Carmen Morton Christensen Visual Art Scholarship, University of Utah Art Department

2019    Ceramics Merit Award, Snow College Art Department
            Drawing Merit Award, Snow College Art Department           

2018    4D Time Merit Award, Snow College Art Department
            Department of Visual Arts Talent Scholarship, Snow College Art Department
            Academic Excellence Scholarship, Snow College

2017    Nancy Rosenblatt Award, Rosenblatt Family
            Governor’s Mansion Awards, U of U WRC Scholarship award, Women’s Resource Center

2016    Finalist, Women’s Resource Center, University of Utah



Hyper Focal, “Grays Bleed Red With The Hands Of Progress”, 2023, Print.
Weeds Literary Journal, “Manti La-Sal”, 2020, Print.
Weeds, Literary Journal, “Generation Z”, 2019, Print.

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