Artist Profile - Olivia Evans
Olivia Evans is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Spokane, WA, working in video, photography, drawing, and film. A graduate of Eastern Washington University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a minor in Film. Olivia was selected to participate in Saturate 2017, a city-wide exhibition focused on visual artists who are people of color, and Terrain12, a 2-night artist exhibition that features 200+ people of all mediums. She is active in the creative community in the Spokane/ Spokane Valley. Her work is heavily influenced by motherhood, the subconscious, the misinterpretation of memory, natural environments, and social events — intertwining traditional and digital media to create narratives of the self. Olivia is working with The Alliance for Media, Arts, & Culture as a local producer of the documentary film series Monday Movies and co-curates events in the Pacific Northwest region, as well as participates in the Alliance National Youth Media Network activities. Olivia also is working with Leo’s Photography, a local family-owned school portrait studio rooted in the community, where she aids in printing, yearbook, and missing information. Ensuring all staff and students properly receive their face to their photos they order for long-lasting memories.
Olivia received 2019 GAP Award funding to buy equipment to create an interactive projection/audio installation, Gentle Giants. As part of the project, she will interview mothers in our community of all ethnicities to break the barriers between stories about one or the other, and create a conversation between the life experiences that women face as mothers.