About

Ceirra Evans is a Louisville-based painter who graduated from Spalding University in January 2021 and has established an independent practice exhibiting locally. Her work is exhibited in 21c Louisville and is held in multiple private collections.

Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, Evans’ body of work depicts scenes directly from her early life in the foothills of the Appalachian region. Her work uses humor to sift through the discourse around the stigmas and stereotypes surrounding the holler. Ceirra uses personal stories to highlight the love and forgiveness that the region deserves.


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Professional Experience 
2022- Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Program Cohort, Louisville, KY
2021 Curatorial Internship with a focus in Acquisitions, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
2020- Current Founder and Director of Folx Gallery, Louisville, KY
2018-2022 Gallery Attendant at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Education
2021 BA Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies: Art and History, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
Exhibitions
2022 KMAC Triennial "Divided We Fall", Louisville, KY
2022 “Its Okay to Go Home”, Moremen Gallery, Louisville, KY
2021 “Still Life! “Mourning, Meaning and Mending”, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY
2021 "Folklore", Moremen Gallery, Louisville, KY
2021 “THEM” Group Virtual Exhibition, Spongleheim Gallery, London, UK
2021 “Infinity” Group Virtual Exhibition, The Holy Art Gallery, London, UK
2021 “Artsy Mood” Group Exhibition, Boomer Gallery, London, UK
2020 Juried Exhibition, Appalachian Artisan Center, Hindman, KY
  -Juried by Artist Charles Boggs http://www.charlesparkerboggs.com/ 
Collections
21C Collection
Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Collection
Garth Greenwell Collection
Los Angeles, Private Collection
Awards
2022 Firestarter Award- Kentucky Foundation for Women
2021 Great Meadows Foundation Grant 
Publications
July 2022, Wilcox, Cletus. "Great Meadows Foundation uplifts Queer artists alongside Queer Kentucky: Ceirra Evans" QueerKY
Great Meadows Foundation uplifts Queer artists alongside Queer Kentucky: Ceirra Evans
February 2022 Greenwell, Garth. "Ceirra Evans Paints A Complex Portrait Of Appalachia" The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/ceirra-evans-paints-a-complex-portrait-of-appalachia February 2022 Weis, Natalie. “An Artist Goes Home to Her Appalachia”. Hyperallergic
An Artist Goes Home to Her Appalachia
Interviews May 2022 Gierhart, Ben. "Q&A: Ceirra Evans". Ruckus https://ruckusjournal.org/Ceirra-Evans-Q-A Speaking 2022 IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art 2022 Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Sessions 1&2
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