Curated by Liz Young
Nancy Evans was born in Los Angeles and raised in Fresno. Evans studied sculpture at UC Berkeley and became involved in performance through the influence of the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. In 1982 Evans performed in the Public Spirit Festival at LACE. In 1986 and ‘87 Evans received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Rockefeller Foundation for her collaborative work in performance. Evans has exhibited her visual work since 1982 at LAICA, LACE, San Francisco Art Institute, List Visual Arts Center at MIT, and the Ben Meltz Gallery at Otis School of Art & Design. She has had solo shows throughout the ‘90s at Sue Spaid Fine Art, Gasworks Studios in London, Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside, and POST Gallery. Evans has participated in group shows at Fawbush Gallery in New York and Marc Foxx Gallery. She was included in LA Post Cool at the San Jose Museum of Art in 2002; An Active Life at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati; and Sick Of Photography at the Contemporary Art Forum in Santa Barbara.
Artwork Selected by the Curator
Liz Young has exhibited her work internationally including exhibitions at LACE; MOCA, Los Angeles; the Santa Monica Museum of Art; the Luckman Center; Exit Art; Molndal Konsthall, Sweden; the Long Beach Museum; the Skirball Center; Kappa Museum, Prague; the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department; Western Project; Andrew Shire; Deep River; and POST. Young has received a City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs grant, two California Arts Council grants, a Surdna Fellowship, a J. Paul Getty Fellowship, as well as grants from Art Matters, Inc. She has participated in residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina; the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming; and the Headlands Center for the Art and the MacDowell Art Colony. Her works are in many private and public collections including LACMA, Lef Foundation, Greve Foundation, and the Norton Family Foundation. Liz Young has taught at the California Institute for the Arts, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Art Center College of Art and Design, and Claremont Graduate School.