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About the Artist

Evan grew up in New Jersey and entered college pursuing a fine arts degree with an emphasis on photography and film. After two years, he opted to leave school to pursue a monastic life. He lived, studied and served for five years in several ashrams in NYC and India and later returned to art studies, graduating from State University of New York with degrees in visual arts and education.

After receiving a Masters in education, Evan taught for 10 years in NYC, Philadelphia & New Hampshire. He worked with college-aged students all the way down to pre-school.  In the fall of 2013, he moved with his family to Olympia and took the opportunity to focus on establishing his home and caring for his two girls, Varshana (7) and Amala (5). He has focused much of his artistic energy on developing a body of work investigating cultural identification and marginality.

 

Evan will receive 2016 GAP funding to buy tools such as, a table saw, a compound miter saw, a router, requisite blades, and movable tables to build his workshop. He is looking to create a corner of his studio that can function as a productive and flexible working space.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.