NANCY EVANS BIOGRAPHY

Born in Los Angeles, California
Resides in Venice, California

EDUCATION

 University of California, Berkeley, BFA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Jason Vass, Los Angeles, "Tree.Lingam.Void." 
2015  anotheryearinLA online gallery, "Living Quietly Among Things"
2012  Prospectus, Los Angeles, "Past is Present"
2008  Cardwell Jimmerson, Culver City, "Psychic River"  
2006  Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles,  "Keeping Body & Soul Together"  
1999  POST Gallery, Los Angeles,  "Mix It Up"  
1997  Ben Meltz Gallery at Otis School of Art & Design, "Clip-On's"  
1995  Gasworks Studios, London, "The Oval"  
1994  Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, "Let Me Through"  
1993  Sue Spaid Fine Art, "Motel Paintings"
1992  Sue Spaid Fine Art, "The Mango"

TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1995  "Early Spring", Marc Foxx Gallery 
1994  "Nancy Evans & Roy Dowell", Fawbush Gallery, NYC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016  "UrbanNature", Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA (curator Constance Mallinson)
2015  "StudioSystem", Torrance Art Museum (TAM), Torrance, Ca
         "BOX.ART.SHOW." PØST, Los Angeles (artist/organizer)
2013  "Decomposition", Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (Curator, Constance Mallinson)
2012  "Facing West/looking East", Oceanside Museum of Art, (Curator, Richard Turner)  
          "California Sculpture", AnotherYearInLA, Los Angeles 
2010  "Genre Studies", Cardwell Jimmerson, Culver City, CA
          "Ou-boum", Long Beach City College Gallery (Curator, Linda Day)  
2008  "Good Doll/Bad Doll", Pasadena Armory for the Arts, Pasadena, (Curator, Michael Duncan)
         "LA Weekly Biennal", Track 16 Gallery, LA (Curator, Doug Harvey)  
2007  "Drawn In:Drawing in Residence Phase III",  Torrance Art Museum (Curator, Marcy Freeman)  
2002  "LA Post Cool", San Jose Museum of Art, (Curator, Michael Duncan)  
2001  "Between Representation: LA's Greatest Unsigned Artists", INMO Gallery, LA (Curator, Doug Harvey) 
         "The Importance of Being Earnest", Occidental College, LA, (Curator, Michael Duncan) 
2000  Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, "An Active Life", (Curator, Sue Spaid) 
         Schmidt Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, "PaintLand", (Curator, Terry Meyers)  
         The Work Space, New York City , "That Perfect Place", (Curator, Theresa Hackett) 
         Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA "Fahrenheit 2000",  (Curator, Paul Paiement)    
1998  UCSB College of Creative Studies, Santa Barbara,
         "Sick of Photography", (Curator, Michael Darling)            

PERFORMANCE

1989  "Sleep a Little Death", Newport Harbor Art Museum,Newport, CA
          (Collaboration, Funded by Rockefellow Foundation)
1987  "The Ephemeral Nature of Madame de Sade", LACE, Los Angeles (Collaboration, Funded by NEA)
1986  "Tiny Alice", various location in Los Angeles
1985  "Urban Fever", various location in Los Angeles

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2015  Center For Cultural Innovation 
        Working Artist Award
2008  Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters & Sculptors   
1988  Rockefeller Foundation Grant for Collaborative Projects
1987  National Endowment for the Arts, Collaborative Artist Grant

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • Leah Ollman, "Nancy Evans Marries Metaphor and Myth at Jason Vass Gallery,LATimes, June 29, 2016
  • Constance Mallinson, Nancy Evans at Jason Vass, Altillary Magazine, September 6, 2016
  • Duncan, Michael, Nancy Evans at Dangerous Curve, (Image) Art in America, March 2007
  • Freeman, Tom, "Immodesty", (Image), Artweek, November 2006
  • Darling, Michael, "Fresh Paint", LAWeekly, Jan 29, 1999
  • Wilson, William, "Clip-On's", Los Angeles Times, (Image) April 22, 1997
  • Weissman, Benjamin, Artforum, (Image) Summer 1994
  • Tager, Alisa, Art in America, (Image) October 1993
  • Duncan, Michael, "LAX", Art in America, April 1993
  • Pagel, David, "Smart & Sensuous", LA Times, March 4,1993
  • Greene, David, "Nancy Evans", Art Issues, November 1992
  • Pagel, David, "Artistic Breakthrough", LA Times, Sept 10, 1992
  • Frank, Peter, "To be Gifted, Young and Los Angeleno", Visions, 1989
  • Curtis, Cathy, "Nancy Evans de Sade, LA Times, Sept. 11, 1987
  • Apple, Jackie, "The Esthetic of the Perverse", LA Times, Oct.24, 1987
  • Lawrence, Dianne V., "Nancy Evans-Tiny Alice", High Performance, Issue #37,1987, pp 82
  • Evans, Nancy, "Tiny Alice", original text, LAICA Journal, Summer 1986

 

RESIDENCIES & ART FAIRS

2015  Rhy Art Fair Basel, Switzerland
2012  Berliner-Liste Art Fair, Berlin
2008  Art Channel- Beijing 
1995  Gasworks Studios, London
1994  Art Omi, New York State

COMMUNITY ACTIVITES

1993-1996  Board of Directors & Performance Committee Chair,  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
  (LACE)
1991-1993  Board of Directors, Foundation for Art Resources (FAR)