Anthony Sims (born October 11, 1998) is an American contemporary painter born in Southaven, Mississippi (MS), but moved to Lewisburg, MS, after his father was deported back to Mexico in 2006. Anthony grew up with his mother, an older brother, and an older sister. He graduated from Lewisburg High School in 2017.
Anthony emerged in Memphis, Tennessee, with his first show at the Brooks Museum of Art in 2017. During the summer of 2018, Anthony made his way into several street shows put on by local organizers in Memphis. At the beginning of 2019, Sims landed his first official magazine publication in The Pinch Journal from the University of Memphis and his first gallery show at Jack Robinson's Gallery.
Anthony Sims had several complications in 2019 and he left Memphis on the verge of homelessness. Anthony drove to 16 hours to New York City where he met Diana Vachier. After leaving New York in July, Anthony Sims moved to Dallas, Texas. The following October, Diana inducted Anthony Sims into the American Pop Art collective created by herself and the late Steve Kaufman.
LA Producer NugLife would begin commissioning cover artwork from Anthony in November 2019 with the first project being "Long Flights" with Issa Gold. In March of 2020, Kate Cherry the executive director of the Meridian Museum of Art accepted Anthony's artwork into the Meridian Museum of Art's permanent collection making Anthony one of the youngest artists to ever be accepted into a museum's permanent collection. Sims met with Kate Cherry in June of 2020, to donate the works to the museum. Anthony Sims left Steve Kaufman's American Pop Art collective at the end of 2020.
In January of 2021, Anthony was accepted into SuperRare. Anthony created the Museum of Digital Expressionism in February of 2021 and built locations in the two Metaverses; Decentraland and CryptoVoxels.
In May of 2021 Anthony Sims' painting and NFT video "Not sure about myself, I am certain" sold on SuperRare for $99,973. On May 25, Anthony partnered with the $MEME platform for his "New School Expressionism" drop, four 1 of 1 NFTs. From June to October, 2021, Anthony toured and held exhibitions in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Austin.
Fort Worth Magazine (Fort Worth, TX)
D Magazine (Dallas, TX)
Fort Worth Business Press (Fort Worth, TX)
Desoto Times-Tribune (DeSoto County, MS)
Memphis Magazine (Memphis, TN)
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)