Sherry Simms

Sherry Simms

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Metalsmithing
Office: Folk Hall 183
Phone: 330.972.5964
Email: ssimms@uakron.edu


Biography

Sherry Simms is a native of Akron, Ohio where she received her BFA in Metalsmithing from the University of Akron in 1992. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where she ran a production jewelry business for five years prior to attending the State University of New York at New Paltz to receive her MFA in Metalsmithing. After ten years, Sherry has returned to the University of Akron and is currently an associate professor and the coordinator of the metals and jewelry program. She has previously taught in the metals programs at the State University of New York in New Paltz, and at The University of Oregon in Eugene. Sherry received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 1993. Her work has been widely exhibited and has won various awards both regionally and nationally. Recent shows include: Transmutations: Recent Jewelry and Other objects by Sarah Hood, Heidi Schwegler, Sherry Simms, Sarah Turner at the Glass Gallery of The Univer-sity of Texas at El Paso; Vanity of Vanities, at the NML Gallery of Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and 21st Century Metalsmiths: Individual and Collaborative Works at the New Art Center in Newton, Massachusetts. Her work also appeared in the Metalsmith magazine special edition Exhibition in Print 2000.


Education

MFA University of New York at Paltz, BFA University of Akron


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