Spencer Evans is a figurative draftsman, painter and sculptor who aims to tell detailed stories by using the imagery of specific moments. The intent of his work is to study and highlight the relationship between the inner and outer self in context with the environment that created it. He often uses a combination of representation, abstraction and various mark-making techniques to depict his visual interpretation of the feeling of tension that occurs during the transfer of internal emotion into outward behavior/expression.
Evans was born in Houston, TX and earned his BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Missouri and his MFA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has taught drawing and painting and lectured in the US and on the continent of Africa. His ongoing research is rooted in finding cultural connections between the Black American community and the thousands of tribes inhabiting African nations. This research has resulted in projects conducted in Nigeria and Sudan, which led to a mural project at Sudan University of Fine and Applied Arts. Evans’ work has most recently been shown at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
- Spencer Evans
- Assistant Professor