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 group exhibitions, including The Sculpture Park, Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, India (2017); Los Angeles - a fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (2017) and Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2016); 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 Whitney Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of museums including 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.