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education
2010 MFA Washington State University, Painting & Drawing
2005 BA The Evergreen State College, Studio Art

exhibitions
2014
BAM Biennial: Knock on Wood, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Monument, SFCC Art Gallery, Spokane, WA
SFCC Faculty Exhibit, SFCC Art Gallery, Spokane, WA


2013
Poseidon’s Pull (traveling exhibit)
-Ionian Center for the Arts, Kefalonia, Greece
-Washburn Art Gallery, Gallaudet University, Washington DC
-Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
Printmaking Show, Manhattan Graphic Center, New York, NY
Cascadia, organized by Jenny Kemp, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
New Drawings, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Bradley Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Wheaton College Drawing Biennial, Beard & Weil Galleries, Norton, MA
Social Interventions, 4141 Garage Gallery, San Diego, CA

2012
Mall of America: A Toll Free Audio Exhibition, Place Gallery, Portland, OR
Tilting at Windmills, organized by Dustin Price, Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
The Material Calls, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Intramurals organized by Chris Moss, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
The Fool’s Journey, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
#Nobody goes to SF (site specific locations), San Francisco, CA
I am a Painter, Effjay Projekts, Sheboygan, WI

2011
Video Rover III (shortlisted), NURTUREart, New York, NY
#Nobody goes to NY (site specific locations), New York, NY
Conversation Piece (Bus Stories), Disjecta, Portland, OR

2010
Magicality, organized by William Powhida & Eric Trosko, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Brucennial 2010, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
Memory Upgrade, Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
Play for Keeps, The Tribute Gallery, Portland, OR
The Spectacle, Two-Person Show, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA
Y(art) Sale, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, WA
New Members Exhibition, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA
MFA Thesis, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

2009
Tell Me What to Draw, Blackfish Gallery (window installation), Portland, OR
Release and Restraint, 2 Person Show, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA
8th Annual PONCHO Fine Art Exhibition, Western Bridge Gallery, Seattle, WA
Allied Arts Association Awards Exhibition, Allied Arts Center, Richland, WA
1st Yr MFA Exhibition, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
A House Divided: Legacy of Lincoln, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

2008
Lunch with the President, Pigeon Hole Gallery, Spokane, WA

2007
Spray Exhibition, Kolah Studio, Tehran, Iran
All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Juror: Ester Luttihuizen, Spokane, WA

2006
Oil Barrel Project, Pigeon Hole Gallery, Spokane, WA
New Paintings, The Works Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2005
AK Residency New Paintings, Side Door Studio, Olympia, WA
Capitol City Juried Show, Side Door Studio, Olympia, WA

2004
Capitol City Juried Show, Art House Gallery, Olympia, WA, Third Prize
New Paintings, State of the Art Gallery, Olympia, WA

publications
Peripheral Arteries, Issue 2, pg. 22 (2013)
Intramurals, exhibition catalog (2012)
The Fool’s Journey, exhibition catalog (2012)
Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, NY (2011)
National Wet Paint, exhibition catalog, p. 21 (2010)
Art Calendar Magazine, Art School Confidential, November, Pg. 6 (2009)
Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA (2008)
Wire Harp, Associated Students of SFCC (2002)


bibliography
Michelman, Elizabeth, Artscope Magazine, "The Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out Bounds at Wheaton College," April 2, (2013)
Graves, Jen. The Stranger, Currently Hanging, “What Show Up in My Inbox,” (2013)
Graves, Jen. The Stranger, "What We Lost That We Never Had," Visual Art, June 26, (2012)
Graves, Jen. The Stranger, “Magical Thinking,” Vol. 19, No. 44 (2010)
Graves, Jen. The Stranger, Currently Hanging, “Junk Drawers,” (2010)
Graves, Jen. The Stranger, Currently Hanging, “The Spectacle is Coming Tomorrow,” (2010)
Platt, Craig. Hyperallergic, “The Art World Gets Trashed,” (2010)
Daily Serving. “Brucennial 2010: Miseducation,” (2010)
Lieberman, Rhonda. Art Forum, Diary, “Their Name Is Bruce,” (2010)
Kron, Catherine. Art in America, News and Opinion, “Inside/Outside the Brucennial,” (2010)
Cotter, Holland. New York Times, Art Review, “Who Needs the Whitney? They Have Their Own Show,” February 26, p. C29 (2010)
22:BLOG. “Garric Simonsen,” (2010)
Daye, Kendrick. Art Nouveau Magazine, “Artist of the Week: Garric Simonsen,”(2009)
Kohn, Ilana. Lost at E Minor, “New Art/Garric Simonsen,” (2009)
Art News Blog. “Art Studio of Garric Simonsen,” (2009)
Zurlini, Jennifer. “A House Divided: Legacy of Lincoln,” The Spokesman Review, Thursday February 12, p. C1&C3 (2009)
Scozzaro, Carrie. “Oil Barrel Project: Spokane Visual Arts Tour,” The Inlander, October Issue, p. 28 (2006)
Crane, Julianne. “Young Artist Profile: Garric Simonsen”, The Spokesman Review, Friday June 27, p. C26 (2006)


grants/awards
2012 Vermont Studio Center, Artist Grant
2009 MFA Scholarship Award, Allied Arts Association
2009 Art Music Grant, Washington State University
2006 SWS, Materials Award
2005 JUNO Award, Evergreen State College
2005 Capitol City Jurors Award, Side Door Gallery
2004 Foundation Activities Grant, Evergreen State College
2003 Mark Blakley Memorial Scholarship, Evergreen State College
1994 Outstanding Artist Scholarship, Lewis and Clark H.S.
1994 Spokane Music and Allied Arts Juried Portfolio Contest, 1st Place


residencies
2010 James and Janie Washington Foundation, Seattle, WA


professional experience
Full-time Faculty --- Spokane Falls Community College // 2013/14
Full-time Faculty --- Whitworth University // 2012/13
Adjunct Professor --- Washington State University // 2010
Adjunct Professor --- Eastern Washington University // 2010-12
Digital Technician --- Washington State University // 2010
Adjunct Professor --- Whitworth University // 2010