Using a combination of found-object assemblage, collage, painting, and drawing, I create large format two-dimensional works, sculptures, and installations that visually and thematically highlight shortcomings in education. My work critiques and connects to issues inside of—and adjacent to—the educational system in America.
Often these ideas originate from images and artifacts associated with the schools, students, and learning. Additionally, I pull from my own experiences and observations from inside the education system. I am deeply inspired by my interactions with students as well as the political, social, and economic climate in our communities; these two constituents—students and community—cannot be detached.

2021 solo show at Thoughtrobber's Gallery, West End
2021 solo show at Thoughtrobber's Gallery, West End
2019 exhibition at Manchester Craftsman's Guild
2019 exhibition at Manchester Craftsman's Guild
2019 exhibition at Westmoreland County Community College Gallery
2019 exhibition at Westmoreland County Community College Gallery
2018 critique with Zynka Gallery at Lawrenceville studios
2018 critique with Zynka Gallery at Lawrenceville studios
Bio
Evan (he/him/his) is a Pittsburgh-based mixed-media artist and art educator. His artwork is a translation of the experiences, observations, and criticisms of the American educational system. Evan typically shows his work in the Pittsburgh-area.  
Evan was raised on a sheep farm in Washington-state and graduated from Western Washington University as the Fine Arts Presidential Scholar in 2015. Since 2017, Evan has been a teacher and practicing artist in Pittsburgh. He has experience teaching art at all classroom levels, elementary through high school, and to adults. Evan has taught in rural, suburban, and urban schools with a variety of performance levels. As an educator he predominantly focuses on studio arts, ceramics, animation, and bolstering arts programming.  
Evan has involved students from local schools and colleges in the planning and fabrication of some of his projects. He has partnered with arts organizations and schools to host artists-in-residence in classrooms of his own and others.  
Evan is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and Radiant Hall Studios. 
Evan typically shows his work in the Pittsburgh-area. He is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and Radiant Hall Studios.
RECENT
2022 - INTERACTION NOW, Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery, Wheatley Center, Moon, PA
2021 - AAP 108th Annual Exhibition - Detective Building, Pittsburgh, PA
2021 - 111 x 111 - Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space, Pittsburgh, PA
2021 - COMPLIANCE, COMPLACENCE, & COMPROMISE - Thoughtrobber's Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2021 - Find Your Way Home, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space, Pittsburgh, PA
2020 - Radiant Hall Pop-up Market, Plummer & 45th Street, Pittsburgh, PA
2020 - Practice What You Teach, Penn State: New Kensington Art Gallery, New Kensington, PA
2019 - Red Carpet Project, Gallery One | Collective Works, Pittsburgh, PA
2019 - Inspiring Makers, Manchester Craftsman's Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
2019 - Radiant Hall Pop-up Show, Trust Arts Education Center 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
2019 - Radial, WCCC Gallery, Westmoreland Community College, PA​​​​​​​
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