Wayne Simpkins

Associate Professor, Printmaking Program Coordinator

Phone
901.678.3307
Email
hsimpkns@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.2735
Office
219 Communication & Fine Arts
Office Hours
Email for an appointment

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Huntington, West Virginia. My BFA in Printmaking is from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg. I spent two years in the printer training program at the newly established Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and am certified as a Tamarind Master Printer. My MFA in Printmaking is from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I've been teaching here since 1974 when I moved to Memphis from Santa Barbara. I thought of myself as a painter until I enrolled in my first printmaking class at Carnegie Mellon. I'm still a printmaker but I moved away from traditional process into mixed media drawing around 1978 using gum printing and drawing media. Today I'm a digital printmaker. I was using Photoshop at version 2.0 and teaching digital imaging in 1995. My work has been almost entirely digital for some time now and very much involved with photography. I am especially interested in the interaction of word and image..

EDUCATION

  • BFA in Art/Printmaking, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1966–1970
  • Certification as a Tamarid Master Printer The Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, 1970–1972
  • MFA in Art/Printmaking The University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972–1974

EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching Assistant Art The University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972–1974
  • Instructor Art The University of Memphis, 1974–1980
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis, 1980–1983
  • Associate Professor Art The University of Memphis, 1983 - present
  • Assistant Chairman Art The University of Memphis, 1983-1999
  • Acting Chairman Art The University of Memphis, 1989-90
  • Acting Co-Chairman Art The University of Memphis, 1999 Spring

TEACHING

  • Printmaking, The University of California, Santa Barbara, Undergraduate
  • Drawing, The University of Memphis, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Printmaking. The University of Memphis, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Digital Imaging, The University of Memphis, Undergraduate and Graduate

IN PROGRESS

  • Shadows, a series of photographs, 2005-present

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

  • Solo Exhibition: Orchids, Circuitous Succession, Gasoline Gallery, Memphis - photographs, 2013
  • Roselle Sketch Book Project, Roselle Artist's Guild, Memphis - digitally printed book, 2012

EXHIBITIONS

2010
National Juried Competition, Florida West Arts Gallery, Bonita Springs, FL

1998
The Pittsburgh Print Group, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, competitive juried group exhibition

1996
Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, juried competitive group exhibition

1994
Foto Houston 1994, San Jacinto College South, Houston Texas, juried competitive group exhibition

1993

  • Americas 2000: Works on Paper, University Galleries, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Florida Printmaker's Society, 6th Annual Print Exhibition, The new World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida, juried competitive, group exhibition
  • International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, juried competitive group exhibition

1992

  • New American Talent, The Eighth Exhibition, Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Brooks Biennial Invitational, The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, invitational group exhibition

1988
18th National Works on Paper Exhibition, Minot State College, Minot, North Dakota, juried competitive group exhibition

1987

  • 17th National Works on Paper Exhibition, Minot State College, Minot, North Dakota, juried competitive group exhibition
  • 19th Annual Prints, Drawings & Photographs Exhibition, the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Group Exhibition, Trahern Gallery, Austin-Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee

1986

  • Ten from Tennessee, Plus 9, Dulin Gallery, First Tennessee Bank, Knoxville, Tennessee 1985
  • The Artist and Social Commentary, the University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee

1984
Invitational Exhibition of Southern Printmakers, a traveling exhibition organized by Tom Dewey, University of Mississippi, Oxford

1982

  • One Man Show, Arkansas State University Gallery, Jonesborough
  • On Or Of Paper, Columbia Museums of Art and Science, Columbia, South Carolina, juried competitive group exhibition

1980

  • 23rd North Dakota Annual, Department of Visual Arts, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, juried competitive group exhibition
  • First Annual National, Works on Paper, Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, juried competitive group exhibition

1979
Two Person Exhibition, Clough Hanson Gallery, Southwestern at Memphis

1978

  • One Man Show, E.H. Little Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis
  • Group Exhibition, M.O.A.C. Gallery, Washington, D.C., invitational group exhibition
  • Stockton National 1978, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

1977

  • Sixteenth Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University School of Art, Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Six Person Invitational, Contemporary Graphics Center, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

1976

  • Eleventh National Print Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, Connecticut, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Tennessee Bicentennial Art Exhibition, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville - Purchase Award
  • Eighteenth National Exhibition, Greater Fall River Art Association, Fall River, Massachusetts, juried competitive group exhibition
  • National Print Exhibition, Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University College, Fredonia, New York, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Second National Experimental Printmaking Show, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Footprint, Northwest International Small Format Print Exhibition, Davidson Galleries, Seattle Washington, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Seventh Annual Auburn Union National Drawing And Print Competition, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Five Person Invitational, Florida Technological University Gallery, Orlando

1975

  • Sixty-Fourth Annual Exhibition, Texas Fine Arts Association, LagunaGloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, juried competitive group exhibition
  • Exhibition of Prints from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Group Exhibition, Sight Gallery, Memphis
  • Mid-South Biennial, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis

1974

  • Group Exhibition, Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
  • Forty-Fourth Annual Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
  • Second New Hampshire Graphics Annual, Arts and Sciences Center, Nashua, New Hampshire, juried competitive group exhibition

1971

  • Group Exhibition, Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Exhibition of Prints from the Tamarind Collection, the University of New Mexico Gallery, Albuquerque