Evan Blackwell was born in New York and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999
from Alfred University. In 2008 he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of
Washington and Evan currently teaches Visual Arts at The Evergreen State College.
In 2009 he was an artist-in-residence and instructor at the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai, China. He also instructed at Pottery Northwest in Seattle, and taught at the University of Washington, where he received the de Cillia Teaching with Excellence Award.
In 2007 he was awarded a residency at the Takt Kunstprojecttraum Residency in Berlin, Germany, and in 2006 he received an Art Patch grant. He was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum’s 2005 Betty Bowen award and a recipient of a PONCHO Special Recognition Award.
Evan was an Emerging Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Stanwood, WA in 2003.