Nick Simko (he/they) is an artist, educator, and activist. His creative practice uses photography to look closely at the cultural technology of representation and how it relates to perception. Nick’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States, including at The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Foto Relevance in Houston, The Plaxall Gallery in New York, and Sanitary Tortilla Factory in Albuquerque. He has been published in the University of Pittsburgh culture journal, Contemporaneity, and on Strange Fire Collective. In 2019, he was a ONE Archives Foundation LGBTQ research fellow. Nick is the Chair of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Pride Caucus, which supports LGBTQAI2S+ students and faculty nationwide. 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 tenure track Faculty in Photography at Santa Rosa Junior College in California; previously he was Assistant Professor of Photography at Fort Hays State University in Kansas.