BIO/NOTABLES

Micah Simmons, Painter

Biography:

 Born in Pensacola, Florida, December 3, 1974  

Moved to Houston, Texas, with his family 1977

Lives and works in Houston, Texas

 

Art Education:  

•    Houston Community College, where studied with painter David Swaim 

•    Art Institute of Houston, Associate of Applied Science, 1997

•    Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, where studied with painter Patrick Palmer, 2007

Awards/Scholarships:

•    Don Sanders Scholarship, Art Institute of Houston, 1995-1997

•    Van McFarland Scholarship, Glassell School of Art, Houston, 2007

 

Exhibitions in Houston, Texas and Texas:

 2014, Cedars Open Studios, live painting/ solo exhibition

2014, HoustonPress Artopia’14, live painting/group exhibition

2013, Via Colori street art exhibition, group exhibition

2013, Love Letters, two man exhibition

2013, Janet Roe ”Artist at Work”, group exhibition

2013, HoustonPress Artopia’13, live painting/group exhibition

2012, Via Colori street art exhibition, group exhibition

2012, 5iveX Art Erotic Exhibition, group exhibition

2012, HoustonPress Artopia’12, live painting/group exhibition

2011, Via Colori street art exhibition, group exhibition

2010, Strung Out art show, group exhibition

2010, Paper Tigers, two man exhibition

2010, The Fairview Gallery Bar, solo exhibition

2010, Winter Street Studios Gallery, Strung Out show, group exhibition

2010, Winter Street Studios Gallery, Mrs. Heatherwick’s Class Project, group exhibition

2010, Artopia, Houston Press, group exhibition

2010, Winter St Studio’s Gallery, Conversation Piece, solo exhibition

2009, Artopia, Houston Press, group exhibition

2009, Art Car museum, group exhibition

2009, PerezCohen  art show, group exhibition

2008, 4222 Gallery, group exhibition

2008, “Hodge Podge,” 4222 Gallery, group exhibition

2008, Max’s Wine Dive, solo exhibition

2008, “Van McFarland, Tra Slaughter, Micah Simmons,” Darke Gallery, group exhibition    

2008, Max’s Wine Dive, group exhibition

2008, exhibited at Caliber Fine Art

2008, Switch Hair Studio, solo exhibition

2008, exhibited at Painted with Oil

2007, “Art on the Avenue 2007,” Winter Street Studios, group exhibition

2007, “The Human Form,” Eastman-Smith Gallery, group exhibition

2007, “Light,” Gallery M2, group exhibition

2007, La Strada, solo exhibition

2007, “New Work,” Winter Street Gallery, solo exhibition

2007, “A4 Studio Show,” Winter Street Gallery, group exhibition

2005, Bering and James, group exhibition

2002, Mind Puddles, group exhibition

 

Public Fundraising Events:

2013, Mere Mist International, financially supporting safe houses for sex trafficking victims

2011, 2012, 2013, Via Colori Benefiting Center for Speech and Hearing

2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, ARTcetera Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2008, 2007, Box Show, Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Texas

2008, 2007, “Art for Arthritis,” live art creation, Arthritis Foundation, Houston, Texas

2008, “Troop the Dress,” live art creation, fundraiser “for charities that support our troops,” Protography Studios, Houston, Texas

2007, Houston Heights Association, silent auction, Houston, Texas

 

Bibliography/Videography:

Peppershade Art Mixer’s/Live artist Showcase, RELENTLESS FILMES, 23 October 2014

The Soul of Disco, Disco Green, PIPE Media, 16 April 2011

NCIS: Los Angeles, art in opening scenes, 26 October 2010

Conversation Piece, PIPE Media, October 2010

Gantt, Matthew. “Micah Simmons: Visions of Rhythm.”  A mini-documentary film created by Matthew Gantt, and produced by Seattle Film Institute and Matthew Gantt, 2006. 

Guy, Andrew. “Painting the Town,” Houston Chronicle, 24 March 2004.