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John E. Simms

5205 S. Canadian Springs Drivr
Jackson, WY 83002, U.S.A.
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Phone: 307-733-2277     Fax: 307-733-1190

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Education/Art Related Employment

  • 1954-56-The Taft School , Watertown, CT
  • 1957-59-Navy, North Atlantic Duty
  • 1959-62-Hobart College , Geneva, NY 
  • 1974-78-Product Design, Snow Research Associates (Founder)
  • 1978-88-roduct Design, Life Link International, Inc. (Founder)
  • 1985-88-Product Design, Simms Division of Life Link International, Inc.( SIMMS Fishing Products) (Founder)
  • 1992-International Sculpture Center , “ Oakland TECHShop,” Metal Fabrication

 Solo Exhibitions

  • 1999 -“Fall Arts Festival” J-C Jewelers, Jackson, WY
  • 1997- “Art Week Celebration 1997,” Bentwood Bed & Breakfast, Jackson, WY
  • 1996-“Retrospective 1996,” Simms Sculpture Garden & Studio, Jackson, WY
  • 1993-"One Night Stand,” Grand Teton Music Festival/C V A, Teton Village, WY
  • 1993-“Stream Side Adventure in Heavy Metal,” Boulder, WY
  • 1992-“Fall Rendezvous,” Simms Sculpture Garden , Jackson, WY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2005-"Open Doors”  Jackson Hole Center For the Arts, Jackson, WY
  • 2005-“Out of the Box,” National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
  • 2004-“Out of the Box,” National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
  • 2003-“Out of the Box,” National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
  • 2002-Simms Studio Sculpture Show, Jackson, WY
  • 2001-Mind’s Eye Wilson, WY
  • 2001-Windscapes 2001Festival of the Arts. Oklahoma City,  OK
  • 2000-“2000Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition”
  • 2000-“Art for the New Millennium”  Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 2000-capes 2000,” Festival of the Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1999-Wapes 99,” Festival of the Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1998-"1998 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition,” Bellevue, WA
  • 1998-“Art & Wildflowers,” Dorothy Parker & John Simms , Wilson, WY
  • 1998-“Windscapes Invitational,” Festival of the Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1997-“Sculpture in the Park,” Loveland High Plains Art Council, Loveland, CO
  • 1997-"Garden of Sculpture Show,” Littleton Fine Arts Commission, Littleton, CO
  • 1997-“National ArtWest Open Art Competition,”  ArtWest Gallery, Jackson, WY
  • 1996-“Out of the Woods,” ArtWest Gallery, Jackson, WY
  • 1996-“1996 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition,” Bellevue, WA


  • 2002-Nominee for MacArthur fellowship
  • 1997-Jurors’ Choice, Garden of Sculpture Show, Littleton, CO
  • 1994-First Place, purchase Award, Professional Sculpture, Summer Art ‘94, Steamboat Spr, CO
  • 1994-Third Place, Professional Sculpture, Summer Art ‘94, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 1994-Artists’ Choice, Professional Sculpture, Summer Art ‘94, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 1994-People’s Choice, Merit Award, Sculpture in Manitou, Manitou Springs, 
  • 1992-Honorable Mention, Art West Local Art Competition, Jackson, WY

 Gallery  Representation

  • SHIDONI Gallery    Santa Fe (Tesuque), New Mexico


  • Kim Beekman               “Inventor”  SKI Magazine December 2005
  • Deanna Carr                 “Jackson Sculptor Finds Fulfillment,” Jackson Hole News & Guide, 5.28.03
  • Kimberley Beekman     “Sculptor John Simms Completes ‘Imploded Cube,’” Jackson Hole Guide, 6.27.01
  • Kimberley Beekman     “Contemporary Art Carves a Niche,” Jackson Hole Guide, 6.30.01
  • Dina Mishev                  “Regional Artists to Show Work,” Jackson Hole News, 8.23.00
  • Doug Hoke                   “Today at the Arts Festival,” The Daily Oklahoman, 4.28.00
  • Ginnie Cooper              “10 Great Places To…,”  Today, 2.26.99
  • Mike Fastenberg          “Sculpture Comes Alive,” Jackson Hole News 1998 Fall Arts Festival
  • Lizanne Bristol             “Crowds Turn Out for Library Dedication,” Jackson Hole News, 9.97
  • Alison Gregor               “Simms Leashes Power in Kinetic Sculptures,” Jackson Hole News, 9.97
  • Hyoung Chang             “Water Color,” The Denver Post, 6.10.97
  • Joy Ufford                     “ArtWest Open Blazes with Regional Artists, Jackson Hole Guide, 6.4.97
  • Suzanne Slesin              “The New Ranch Style Decorating,” Conde Nast House & Garden, 3.97
  • Shannon Brooks           “No Trash, Just Treasure,” Jackson Hole News, 1.13.96
  • Porter Fox                    “Sculptor Simms Molds With Metal,” Jackson Hole News, 9.18.96
  • James Douglas              “Art in the Park,” Looking Ahead, Bellevue, WA , 10.01.96
  • Theresa Tamur             “Going in Circles,” The Seattle Times, WA, 7.22.96
  • Robin Updike                “Art Walk on the Eastside,” The Seattle Times, WA  7.11.96
  • Cathy Buchner              “The Fine Spot,” Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited, 6.03.96
  • Jennifer Johnson           “Expanding His Range,” Jackson Hole Guide, 9.07.94
  • Editorial                        “ Jackson Hole Sculptor to Exhibit at Concert,” Jackson Hole News, 8.18.93
  • Roger Hayden               “Inventor Reinvents Himself as Metal Sculptor,” Jackson Hole News, 9.01.93
  • Casey Seiler                   “Garage Sale for the Arts,” Jackson Hole Guide, 5.12.93
  • Marylee White              “Inventor Turns Creative Efforts to Art,” Jackson Hole News, 9.16.92
  • Editorial                        “Art Winners:  Pretty Pictures, Bent Nails,” Jackson Hole News, 5.12.92
  • Jim Carrier                    “Ex Ski Bum’s Funky Ideas Pay Off,” Denver Post, 12.02.91  


  •  Joe & Gainor Bennett 
  • Robert Berkelo
  • Charles & Debby Bryant
  • Stanley & Karen Chatham
  • Chuck & Muriel Chidsey
  • Jane Dudley
  • Marjorie B. Getz
  • Dick & Ione Hall
  • Laura Howat
  • Richard & Susan Jule
  • Richard & Sally Mogen
  • Tom & Anne Muller
  • George Payson
  • Pamela & Larry Roberts
  • Susan Roberts
  • John & Mary Seward
  • Ira H. Schlezinger
  • Gary Silberberg & Veronica Ho
  • Don & Susan Wyler
  • Public Art
  • Jackson Hole Center for the Arts (9 pieces)
  • Indianapolis Art Center    Indianapolis, IN
  • Art for the New Millennium  (3 pieces) Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at Omniplex  (2 pieces) Oklahoma City, OK
  • ton County Library, (2 pieces)  Jackson, WY
  • State Road 390,    Jackson, WY
  • Teton Valley Art Center ,   Driggs, ID