Andrea Sherrill Evans (she/her) is an Arizona-born, Baltimore-based artist and educator whose work explores interconnection and resilience within the more-than-human world. Interweaving ideas and materiality, her drawings respond to local ecosystems, seasonal cycles, and changing landscapes. Evans has a long-standing interest in historical drawing mediums and processes, which guides her use of materials ranging from silverpoint and watercolor to handmade inks, charcoal, and paper. In her recent work, Evans utilizes botanical materials carefully foraged in local and visited environments to fabricate drawing mediums and substrates that carry a specificity of time and place.
Evans received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University and her BFA from Arizona State University. She is a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Drawing, and the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Evans’ work has been exhibited at spaces including Montpelier Art Center (Laurel, MD), C. Grimaldis Gallery (Baltimore, MD), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY), Drive-By Projects (Watertown, MA), Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA), and phICA (Phoenix, AZ). She has attended artist residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Studios at MASS MoCA, and was a Winter/Spring 2022 Denbo Fellow in Papermaking at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Evans currently teaches as a full-time faculty member in the Drawing Department at Maryland Institute College of Art.
photo by Laura Ferrara