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Franklin Evans

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Studio Location
2008/2009 < 2009/2010
treetear and thoughtmakertrees
Artist's Statement

My work explores forms and ideas that consider the near-infinite cycle of recombination. Through painting, text, performance, and collaboration, I present open system environments that are both symbiotic and cannibalistic. Moreover, through the abundance of simultaneous open systems, I explore the shifting nature of knowledge. My work suggests the not-quite-finished, the in-transition, the nearly-emerging, the slowly-evolving, the near-end, and the move-toward-erasure.


Franklin Evans, born in Reno, NV, lives and works in New York. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited at: The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; and El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. He has had solo exhibitions internationally, including “2008/2009 < 2009/2010” at Sue Scott Gallery (New York) in 2009. In 2008 he co-curated “Perverted by Theater” at Apexart. He has been selected for residencies by The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, LMCC Workspace: 120 Broadway, and Yaddo. His work is in the permanent collections of El Museo del Barrio (New York), The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, and Progressive Art Collection.