Spencer Evans is a native of Houston, Texas. He earned his Bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Missouri in 2009 with an emphasis in drawing and painting and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Artist Statement

The aim of my work is to contexualize the issue of (skin) color based on my experience. My choice of clothing and dramatic poses in the work is used to reference issues of identity and image within the Black community. My work is also used as a means to create an emotional pull within the viewer that may lead to open discourse, which strengthens the level of understanding of those who are completely oblivious to a world of experiences and circumstances that affect the everyday lives of an entire demographic.