Spencer Evans

May-August 2019

Spencer Evans's work contextualizes the relationship between the inner and outer selves as a response to their respective environment. His work is research-based but also rooted in his lived experiences. He uses both drawing and painting media to depict moments of tension.

He received a BFA from the University of Missouri (2009) and an MFA from the University of Texas at Arlington (2017), where he currently works as an adjunct professor. Evans’s work His works have been displayed at various Dallas venues, including Conduit Gallery, George W. Bush Memorial Library and Museum, The Arthello Beck Junior Gallery, Brazos Gallery, and Bivins Gallery. His art has also appeared in shows at the Imago Gallery (Columbia, Missouri) and Sudan University School of Fine and Applied Art (Khartoum, Sudan), as well as in the pages of Arts and CulturePatron, and BookForum. Evans’s awards and honors include the James S. Barnett Jr. Foundation Ideas in Art Award and 2x Dorothy Aderholt Memorial Scholarship. The McDowell International Research Travel Grant and Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Grant have both supported his work.

From May-August 2019, Evans exhibited his collaborative project In My Image in the Center for Creative Connections.