Résumé

George Evans Résumé

email: g.evans68@yahoo.com

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EDUCATION
California Institute of the Arts at Chouinard, BFA Fine Arts, 1969-72
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Commercial Art, 1967-69
Stanford University, grantee, 1967

COURSES
2006                       West Los Angeles Community College, basic computer PC
2004                       UCLA Extension, computer graphics, web design, flash
1976                       Pasadena City College, color photography
1968-72                  Studio Watts Workshop, drawing and painting

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018-present.       METRO Commission to create a 30ft.x4ft interior mural for the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks                      

2017-17                 Creative Souls – Design and layout production of a book for Professor Paul Von Blum, UCLA

1997-present         Los Angeles Trade Technical College: Professor: Visual Communication, and Graphic Design

1994-present         Los Angeles County Museum of Art —Teaching Artist: silk screen, printmaking, sketchbook for teens and adults,

2004-present         Evenings for Educators, professional development workshops for K-12 teachers, 1994 & 1997

2011-12                 Capitol Records — Subcontractor: Digital layout and production for Historical Jazz mural

2005-10                 Robert F. Kennedy Inspirational Park: Subcontractor: Los Angeles Community School District

2000-04                 Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Project — Subcontractor: Digital production for the fabrication of a wall mural and canopy

1994-97                 Warner Bros. Studio Facilities: Graphic Service Department — Senior Graphic Designer: designed and produced brochures,

                              stationery, and graphic props for 4-color and on-demand printing for corporate communications and newsletters, Costume
                              Designers Guild, and film projects: Disclosure, Eraser, Batman, Sphere, Hanging with Mr. Cooper, Contact, The Craft, and
                             Space Jam.

1993-2000            The Art Team: non-profit art organization serving at-risk youth in Los Angeles Co-Founder and CEO

1988-94                Austin Knight Inc. :Art Director: Advertising, design, print and collateral

1986-87                BSA Advertising — Art Director: Print and collateral

1980-86                J. Walter Thompson Recruitment Advertising: Senior Art Director: Advertising, design, print and collateral

1979-80                I.K. Curtis Services: Camera Operator, Dark Room Technician

1978-79                Spectra Color Laboratory: Retouching Artist - Hand correction and finishing of commercial photography

1976-78                Custom Color Inc.— Retouching Artist- Hand correction and finishing of commercial photography

1975-76                Freelance Graphic Design and Photography: Holloway House Publishing, Photography

1971-75                Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company: Graphic Designer Print and Colleatrial

GROUP SHOWS

2019     Life Model: Charles White and His Students- sketch book

2018      West Los Angeles Community College - Black Matters- digital drawings

2018     Creative Souls: African American Artist in Greater Los Angeles - photography

2017      Marlbrough School Gallery: Contemplating Form- Digital Drawings, prints and projections

2017      RESIDENCY GALLERY- 1992: The Iconography of the ’92 LA Rebellion – Mixed media painting and photography

2016      Venice Jail: Viral, 25 years from Rodney King Digital photography

2015      University of Maryland David C. Driskell Center: Collector’s Legacy: Selection from the Lloyd and Sandra Baccus Collection - Watercolor

2015      Watts Towers Art Center— 50 Years and I Still Can’t Breath – Digital Prints
2014      California African American Museum: Recent Acquisitions: Curatorial Selections
2013      California African American Museum: Common Ground II - digital photography
2012      Watts Towers Art Center: Baila con Duende - digital photography and watercolor
2012      California African American Museum: Legacy of Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company – Graphic design
2011      Los Angeles Art Association Gallery - digital photography
2010      Highways Performance Space: The murder of Emmett Till - Fifty years later & 2010 - digital print

2009      M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica: Explorations in Watercolor: art of George Evans & Bill Pajaud
2009      M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica: Distinctively Los Angeles “An African American Perspective”
2009      Watts Towers Art Center: 50 years of inspiring art – painting
2009      T.G.A. Gallery: California Open Exhibition – watercolor
2006      El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument: L.A. 225 – painting
2005      Highways Performance Space: The murder of Emmett Till - Fifty years later - digital print
2004      Watts Labor Community Action Committee: Five Decades of Activism – digital print
1995      Museum of African American Art: African American Representation of Masculinity – painting
1993      Watts Towers Art Center: Memory-Fire-Re-Birth – photography
1990      Kansas Pastel Society: International Pastel Exhibition - pastel drawing
1990      Los Angeles County Museum of Art: LA Expressions: The Cultural Shift
1989      Self-Help Graphics – monoprint
1989      Kansas Pastel Society: International Pastel Exhibition - pastel drawing
1989      Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery: All City Open - pastel drawing
1989      Alpha Kappa Alpha-Mu Lamba Omega Chapter: Art Show – paintings
1989      Atlanta Life Insurance Company: Annual Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia – painting
1985      Richard Evans Gallery, Glendale, CA - painted photographs
1972      Gallery 32 - drawings

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     The EBell: Deviation of Figure and Form- watercolors and digital photo composites 

1994      M. Hanks Gallery paintings
1991      Southwest College: Impressions and Expressions; pastels, paintings and monoprints

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017      Creative Souls, African American Artist in Greater Los Angeles By Paul Von Blum

2014      California African American Museum, Question Bridge: Black Males, panelist
2013      DownBeat magazine, Capital Records Jazz Mural Restored, by Kirk Silsbee
2013      Tikkun magazine, A Visual Critique of Racism,  by Paul Von Blum
2012      Caliban Online magazine, #7, featured artwork on pg. 35 & 36
2009      Art Scene, William Pajaud and George Evans, by Kathy Zimmerer
2005      KPFK, radio interview with Jay Kugelman
1996      KCET, public television, Life and Times Art Special
1992      High Performance Special Edition, The Verdict and the Violence

GRANTS

1996-97  City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department, Art on Saturdays: a culturally diverse art program for at-risk youth at the historic Firehouse #18

1994-95  City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department, Art on Saturdays: a culturally diverse art program for at-risk youth at the historic Firehouse #18

1992-93  L.A. Arts Recovery Grant, Instructed high school art students to produce a mural at the Employment Development Department office in South

               Central Los Angeles

1967       Ford Foundation, Stanford University – study painting and drawing in the studio
               Nathan Oliveria, Frank Lobdell and Kith Boyl.
                                    

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