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Lucas Simmons

Lecturer in Art

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Biography

Lucas Simmons is an artist and part-time art professor at OBU. Simmons creates paintings that explore the relationships between man, nature and technology. He is interested in narratives that contemplate our interaction with the natural world and how people of faith wrestle with the teleological mandate to steward the earth.

In the classroom, Simmons is primarily focused on traditional technical skills, as well helping students establish a studio practice that will continue to serve them beyond the college experience.

He lives in Shawnee with his wife Stevi, along with their dog and many houseplants.

Education

  • B.A., Art,  Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.F.A., University of Oklahoma

Subjects Taught

Drawing courses, Figurative painting and Two and Three-dimensional Design.

Awards and Honors

Emerging Artist Award by the Paseo Arts Association - 2019

Selected Exhibits

  • “American Fire” 2018 Solo Exhibition at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
  • “Seasons Turning” 2020 Solo Exhibition at the Depot Gallery in Norman, Ok