"There is a constant exchange between the human, the machine and the visual field they are entangled into – we feed the machine and feed off the machine in a landscape that continues to transform. Reality folds and unfolds into a virtual realm of hollow spectacles that define our obsessive need to accumulate, organize and structure reality according to desires, aspirations and ready-images. We are what we accumulate ourselves to be and it is the virtuality of this feeding machine that transforms the viewer into a voyeur."
Cliff Evans was born in NSW, Australia and grew up in East Texas. He graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Exhibited extensively throughout the United States and the world, Evans' work has been shown in such spaces as The New Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, and Location One in New York City; The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois; Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California; Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, Mexico; Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland; Artsonje Museum in Seoul, Korea; and the Today Museum, Beijing, China.
Evans' work has appeared and been reviewed in various media and publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, Flashart, Artreview, Rhizome.org, Art Lies, and National Public Radio.
Evans has also been an artist-in-residence at Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood, Lenox, MA; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; and Location One International Residency Program, New York, NY.
Presentations, lectures, and talks featuring Evans and his work have been held at Columbia University, Brown University, University of Denver, Pratt Institute, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Cliff Evans currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.