Nick Simko’s studio work addresses and employs photography as a technology that informs how we see and how we are seen. Perception and representation are central themes in his practice, which has taken the form of contemplative videos with sound, deconstructed portrait-cum-landscapes, and complex digital collage that echo historic European paintings. His photographs, videos, collage, tapestries, and sculptures have been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States including Diversity Richmond, The Walters Art Museum, The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Hillyer Arts Space, The Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and Sanitary Tortilla Factory. His studio work has been published in the University of Pittsburgh culture journal Contemporaneity, and on Strange Fire Collective. As a 2019 ONE Archives Foundation LGBTQ research fellow, Nick studied the photography collection at ONE. He is also a leadership team member for the Society for Photographic Education LGBTQ Caucus, which serves LGBTQ students and faculty in college art departments across the U.S. Nick holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA in Art History, Theory & Criticism from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Nick is Assistant Professor of Photography at Fort Hays State University.