Mary Evans


Mary Evans was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1963 and now lives and works in London, UK. Evans’s interests are centred on the social, political, and historical frameworks of diaspora, migration, global mobility, and exchange. She endeavors to investigate how the social, cultural, and political dynamics of modern Britain are in many respects the legacy of Britain’s imperial past. With a particular interest in historical representations of African people, Evans often employs stenciling and cutting techniques, using different shades of brown kraft paper to represent bodies against white backgrounds; the execution of her work tends towards the site-specific on a large scale. In 2012 Evans had a solo exhibition, Cut and Paste, at Tiwani Contemporary in London. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Arts Council England (Individual Grant), the Smithsonian Artists’ Research Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre residency. Evans is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins in London.









Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Art Angels (Community Foundation of Western Mass)

UMass Class of 1961 Artists Residency Program

University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries -- Special Collections and University Archives -- 
W.E. B. Du Bois Collection