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Kristy Simmons
Bethesda, MD

About the Artist

Kristy Simmons is a visual artist and playwright, currently living in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and returned in 1994, after graduating from The University of California in Santa Cruz.

In 1990, she was named a "Maryland Distinguished Scholar":http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialaid/programdescriptions/prog_ds.asp for her achievements in art, and she has since won awards from the "Scholastic Art Awards Foundation":http://www.artandwriting.org and the "Maryland Artist Equity Foundation":http://www.mdarts.org/about_us/board. Kristy was also selected to learn pr…

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About the Artist

Kristy Simmons is a visual artist and playwright, currently living in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and returned in 1994, after graduating from The University of California in Santa Cruz.

In 1990, she was named a "Maryland Distinguished Scholar":http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialaid/programdescriptions/prog_ds.asp for her achievements in art, and she has since won awards from the "Scholastic Art Awards Foundation":http://www.artandwriting.org and the "Maryland Artist Equity Foundation":http://www.mdarts.org/about_us/board. Kristy was also selected to learn printmaking concepts at the "Smithsonian Institution":http://www.si.edu/, and her portfolio received awards from "National Arts Recognition and Talent Search":http://www.aie.org/scholarships/detail.cfm?id=10543, and the "Pratt National Talent Search":http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/9109300321/pratts-national-talent-search.

She has exhibited at the "Museum of Natural History":http://www.amnh.org/, the "Corcoran Gallery of Art":http://www.corcoran.edu/ and the "Baltimore Museum of Art":http://www.artbma.org/.

Kristy’s art has been featured on "NBC News":http://www.nbcnews.com, "ABC News":http://abcnews.go.com, the "Montgomery Cable Channel":http://montgomerycountymd.gov/ccm, and "The Washington Post":http://www.washingtonpost.com.

Artist’s Work

Shampoo bottles
Kristy simmons

Shampoo Bottles

By Kristy Simmons

Bathtub and hand towel
Kristy simmons

Bathtub and Hand Towel

By Kristy Simmons

Shower curtain and blue towel
Kristy simmons

Shower Curtain and Blue Towel

By Kristy Simmons

Shower curtain purple
Kristy simmons

Shower Curtain - Purple

By Kristy Simmons

Selected Exhibitions

  • American Center for Physics
    College Park, MD, 2011
  • Himmelfarb Gallery
    Laurel, MD, 2010
  • Hillyer Art Space
    Washington, D.C., 2010
  • Orchard Art Gallery
    Bethesda, MD, 2009
  • McLean Project for the Arts
    McLean, VA, 2009

Press and Accolades

  • Michael Toscano, "Art Reviving Downtown", The Washington Post
    January 15, 2004
  • Michael O'Sullivan, "Face Value at ARTScene Gallery", The Washington Post
    November 27, 1997
  • NBC Channel 4 News, Interview with Wendy Reiger
    May 23, 1990

Education

  • Tai Sophia Institute, Masters of Transformative Leadership and Social Change
    Laurel, MD,2009 
  • UC-Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts
    Santa Cruz, CA,1994 
  • Venice Art Academy, Junior Year Abroad
    Venice, ITALY,1993