A contemporary artist known for his mixed media works and immersive installations.
Franlin Evans was born in Reno, Nevada in 1977. He grew up in the rural area of Nevada, where he spent most of his childhood exploring the natural environment. His love for art was ignited after taking a course in photography in college.
Evans received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada in 2000. He later earned his Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2005. During his studies, he was exposed to a variety of artists and art forms, which influenced his work.
After completing his studies, Evans began exhibiting his work in galleries in New York. He gained recognition for his unique mixed media works that often incorporated photography, painting, and sculpture.
Evans' work often explores the relationship between humans and the natural environment. He is interested in the impact that humans have on the landscape and how that impact is represented in art.
In recent years, Evans has shifted his focus to creating immersive installations. His works often include elements of sound and light to create an otherworldly atmosphere.
Evans has exhibited his work in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe. He has received numerous awards and grants for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018.
In addition to his art practice, Evans is also a professor of art at Purchase College, SUNY. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with the next generation of artists.
Evans continues to push the boundaries of his art practice. He is currently working on a new series of installations that will incorporate virtual reality technology to create an even more immersive experience for viewers.