Steven Badgett, born Illinois 1962
BFA University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Studied painting. In 1996 began working in collaboration as SIMPARCH making site-specific installations. This practice evolved into an ongoing interest in alternative methods and materials as well as work that involves a broader audience and social context beyond art world parameters. SIMPARCH’s experiments often result in large scale works that take into account the specifics and concerns of a given site or issue.