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Memmott studied Fine Art at the University of Utah, where he trained under the widely acclaimed Utah artists David Dornan and Paul Davis. He received his BFA from the U of U and went on to get his MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating and teaching at the Academy of Art University for several years, Memmott took a teaching position at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He has since returned to the West and continued to hone his craft by participating in the celebrated Helper Utah Artists' community. His local surroundings, whether in Utah, Georgia, New York, California, or the South of France, continue to be a source of inspiration for his work.
Primary influences on Memmott have been twentieth century American painters Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, and Edward Hopper. Like Hopper, Memmott’s urban and rural scenes, rendered through a unique pallet and complementary perspective, reflect his personal vision of modern life. Thomas Hart Benton, another inspiration, is Memmott's great cousin.