Adam Simms is a Montréal-based visual artist whose practice is rooted in contemporary landscape photography. Inspired by the identity and landscapes of his Newfoundland origins, his work often constructs narratives that attribute to the understanding of culture and place-based identity.
Adam has produced several photographic projects such as Unsettled (2013), Where Did you Come From To? (2008),Washed-up (2009), Sublime (2010), and Newfoundland (2011). He has participated in solo and group exhibitions, as well as public art installations across Canada. Adam is currently working on a project focusing on the 1965 Resettlement Act of Newfoundland and how the abandonment of outport communities shaped and strengthened the sense of identity in Newfoundland.
Alongside his exhibition record, critics have written about his work in publications such as Riddle Fence, Photographer’s FORUM, The Montreal Gazette, The Montreal Mirror, Nor’Wester, and Fugues. Adam is the recipient of several grants from The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and The Federal Government of Canada and was selected as a finalist in the Best of College Photography 2011 by Photographer’s Forum.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University.