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Biography: Adrianne Evans

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Adrianne Evans

Adrianne Evans grew up in Pennsylvania, where twice a month she traveled through the Pocono Mountains and was fascinated by miles of road cuts. She draws inspiration from the complex mechanisms that shape the natural world, believing that the physical world we live in is mirrored by an equally elaborate inner world that exists in each of us. “I am interested in the way I interact with both worlds, moving back and forth to create the reality I know,” said Evans. “Through my work I want to share a moment of discovery, a glimpse into my understanding of these worlds and how they are connected.” She primarily works in cast glass, incorporating fusing and kiln casting into her work.

Evans earned her BFA from Alfred University, where she studied sculpture and glass, and her master’s degree in glass sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she has taught glass kiln casting and mold making since 2002. She has traveled widely in the United States, memorizing the color of the soil and the texture of the landscape in each state, and has previously worked with Daniel Clayman and Michael Glancy.

Evans was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. In her residency, she explored in glass the forces that shape the Earth, such as erosion, friction, and gravity. By adding powdered glass to molds filled with water and letting it settle, she created layers of sediment and distinctive geologic formations.