Biography

Bio 1

SIMON EVANS, Everything I Have (detail), 2008, Pen, paper, scotch tape, correction fluid and ink jet prints of personal inventory, 60 1/4 x 40 1/8 inches.

Simon Evans™ is the artistic collaboration between Simon Evans and Sarah Lannan. The artists create dense  text-based collages saturated with short, poetic phrases, drawings, and images often created from the detritus of everyday life both inside and outside of the studio. They describe a world poised between two poles of earnestness and irony.  With a wry brand of melancholy, Simon Evans™ presents us with a laundry list of drawings that take the form of diagrams, charts, maps, advertisements, diary entries, inventories, and cosmologies that plunge the viewer into alternate states of pathos and hope. 

Bio 2

Photograph: Kristine Larsen

Simon Evans™ has been featured in the 12th International Istanbul Biennial in Turkey, the 27th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil and the 2004 California Biennial at The Orange County Museum in Newport Beach.  Simon Evans™ was the subject of a recent solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Paris,  and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH; Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg; Aspen Art Museum, CO; and White Columns, New York.  Simon Evans™ has also been included in international group exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, the Netherlands ; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.
 
 
Work by Simon Evans™ is included in the permanent collections of several prestigious museums, including the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Miami Art Museum, FL; Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA.  Simon Evans and Sarah Lannan currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY.
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