Evan Holloway (b. 1967, Whittier, California) is one of Los Angeles's most iconic and quintessential artists. Identified with the city since the beginning of his career, he exemplifies a distinct West Coast art-historical tradition. A graduate of UCLA's MFA program in the late 1990s, Holloway led a generation that ushered in a new era of California-based art. His hands-on approach to sculpture evolved when the dominant discourse in art had moved away from presenting objects in space as a site of aesthetic investigation. What he describes as an "analog counterrevolution" is a one-man paean to the belief that standalone sculpture can be both conceptually complex and accessible to a general audience. Holloway creates objects suffused with a prickly beauty that is at once personal and universal.
Evan Holloway has been featured in numerous institutional exhibitions, including The Sculpture Park, Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, India (2017); Los Angeles - A Fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France, and Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2016-17); Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles (2016); Lightness of Being, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York (2013); All of this and nothing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); the 2008 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2008); The Uncertainty of Objects & Ideas, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2006); and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002). His work is included in the permanent collections of museums such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. ; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Holloway lives and works in Los Angeles.