Darrin Simmons is a ceramic artist who makes sculptural vessels and figurative works. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and master’s degree from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Much of Darrin’s artwork pulls from and references the 90’s era cartoon and comic books that he grew up alongside. The bright colors and exaggerated features prominent throughout much of his work serve as both foil and lure- leading towards the weightier subject matter. The work regularly deals with themes of the daily anxieties and stressors of functioning in modern society.