Kurt Simonson

Associate Professor of Photography


Kurt Simonson, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an artist/educator who has taught at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, CA, and at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, where he is currently an Assistant Professor of darkroom and digital photography. His work is regularly exhibited throughout the country. He received a B.S. in Studio Art from Biola University in 2000, a Secondary Education Credential from Whittier College in 2003, and an M.F.A. in Photography from California State University, Long Beach, in 2006. His work explores what happens in the in-between spaces of life—those places of tension where things are rarely what they first seem.