Evan Paul English is an interdisciplinary artist currently practicing in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from University of Arizona and later earned his MFA from Pratt Institute in 2016. Evan's work uses a wide range of media to explore facets of 21st century queer identity within the vocabulary of Americana nostalgia and craft. His work is rooted in his childhood, growing up in suburban Idaho. Evan is interested in the ways in which culture shapes our self-understanding through materials and objects, often utilizing decorative arts to subvert stereotypes and ask deeper questions about our own gender narratives.
Evan is a part-time tattoo artist at Welcome Home Studio located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Welcome Home is a multidisciplinary, queer-inclusive, safe space that provides both tattooing and community based gatherings, workshops, and lectures. Follow Evan on Instagram for announcements on when and how to book appointments.
He recently had a solo exhibition Shortcut Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona, at NAPOLEON Gallery in Philadelphia, exhibited work at The Boiler | Pierogi in Brooklyn, presented his MFA thesis exhibition, participated in “The Haunted Mill” at The Wassaic Project, and participated in “The Other Art Fair” Brooklyn. He is a recent solo artist-in-residence at Surel's Place in Boise, Idaho, artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, and artist-in-residence at The Wassaic Project.
Photo by Walker Esner