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Simone Riford

This used to be a big tree

2009, Acrylic and architectural geotype wood burning on plywood, Approx. 36"w x 24"h

Born in Kaneohe, Hawaii, I grew up playing in the ocean, hiking to forest waterfalls with my mom, or at the theater building and painting set pieces with my dad. I started building mini sculptures out of theater trash when I was three, and in high school I began to study art at Punahou School. I am currently working toward my BFA in studio art with an emphasis on painting at TCU. I am also the President and co-founder of ArtOrg, TCU’s first studio art organization.


Simone Riford - This used to be a big tree

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.