Rich Simmons is a Contemporary Urban Pop Artist who has exhibited all over the world. Simmons work explores the intersections of visual culture, spanning pop art, comic books, the Renaissance, contemporary fashion, sexuality and beyond.
London-based Rich Simmons has a global reach and celebrity following, having exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries in London, New York, LA, Tampa, Miami, Toronto and Geneva. Simmons work has now made it into Museum collections with the Men Of Steel, Women Of Wonder exhibition debuting at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2019. Last year saw one of his works sell for £52,000 at a Christie’s charity auction.
Simmons bold use of colour, intricately detailed hand-cut stencils, sense of humour and thought-provoking narratives running through his work are proving Rich is both an innovator and highly collectible artist. Simmons work transcends galleries and his street art murals can be seen around the world with the latest 3,400 sq ft mural being completed in Rogers Arkansas.
Simmons is also the creator and founder of Art Is The Cure, a Vinspired award-winning organisation promoting art therapy and has run workshops and talks around the world.
“His style and aesthetic are truly impressive. Stencil street art beyond the stencil and the street. Watch out for this dude…”
Mark Hoppus, Blink-182
“The art itself could very well be described as a successful fusion. His representations of familiar figures, both real and fictional, allow Simmons to construct narratives, sometimes in only a single frame. What Rich Simmons produces is definitely art, from the street to the gallery enthusiasts of all stripes respond to his work. Simmons is proving that passion, dedication and a wide variety of influences can create engaging cross-cultural art.”
“Rich Simmons is part of a new wave of street artists emerging from the UK. As a self-taught artist, he uses an intricately detailed stencil style to convey his irreverent sense of humour.”
"Simmons paints like a punk rocker."
"By implementing modern mentality to throwback imagery, Rich Simmons makes art that will make you blush."
“Art Professionals are following Rich Simmons’s progress closely. It is a strong possibility that buying his work now could turn out to be a great investment.”
Jean-David Malat, Former Director of the Opera Gallery London
2019 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - Arkansas – Group Show – Men of Steel, Women of Wonder
2019 San Antonio Museum of Art - Texas – Group Show – Men of Steel, Women of Wonder
2019 Addison Gallery of American Art - Massachusetts – Group Show – Men of Steel, Women of Wonder
2019 Box Galleries, London – Solo Show –Imaginarium
2018 Imitate Modern, London – Group Show – Pop Rocks
2017 Box Galleries, London – Solo Show –Pop Provocateur
2016 Self Promoted, London – Solo Show – Reflections
2015 Soho Contemporary Art, New York – Solo Show – Misfits
2015 CASS Contemporary Art, Tampa – Group Show – Corrosively Bright
2014 Soho Contemporary Art, New York – Solo Show – Studio 259
2014 Soho Contemporary Art, New York – Solo Show – London Calling
2014 Imitate Modern, London – Solo Show – Kryptonite
2013 Imitate Modern, London – Solo Show – The Inner Outsider
2013 Baku, London – Solo Show – Pop up Showcase
2012 Imitate Modern, London – Solo Show – Just be You Tiful
2012 Imitate Modern, London – Group Show – Proud to be British
2012 Baku Museum of Modern Art, Azerbaijan – Group Show
2012 Opera Gallery, London – Group Show
2011 Opera Gallery Pop Up Show, London – Solo Show
2011 Opera Gallery, London – The Street Art Show alongside artists Blek Le rat, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Seen, Logan Hicks,
Ron English, Nick Walker, The London Police, Saber, Kid Zoom, D*Face, Anthony Lister, Swoon, Sweet Toof.
2011 Opera Gallery, London – Group Show
2010 Gallery Rouge, St Albans – Solo Show
2018 Christies, London – Charity Art Auction (achieved an auction valuation of £52,000)
2011 Bonhams, London – Urban Art Show (achieved an auction valuation of £8,000)