A Brief Biography
Brent Noel Eviston’s multidisciplinary body of work investigates the cognitive tools people use to determine their beliefs. These cognitive tools include logic, emotion, metaphor, allegory, memory, skepticism and superstition. Eviston uses imagery and text drawn from history, science, politics, relationships and religion; common forums people explore while formalizing their belief systems. His current work, while rooted in traditional drawing techniques, has expanded to include video, sculpture, animation, printmaking, writing and music composition.
Brent is also an award winning drawing instructor with tens of thousands of students in over 150 countries.
To enroll in Brent’s drawing courses, please visit www.evolveyourart.com
Brent lives and works in Bend, Oregon.
The Forbidden Chamber - The Morris Graves Museum of Art, 2018 Eureka, CA
The Demo Show - Evolution Academy for the Arts, 2016 Eureka, CA
Apophenia - The Upstairs Art Gallery, 2015 Arcata, CA
Contemplations on How We Believe - Piante Gallery, 2014/2015 Eureka, CA
Ghost Opera - Eureka Studio Arts, 2014 Eureka, CA
Paper Play - Valentien, 2011 Bakersfield, CA
Convergences - Valentien, 2011 Bakersfield, CA
Freezing Geometry - Valentien, 2010 Bakersfield, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
AwA@MGMA - Artists Who Animate @ The Morris Graves Museum of Art, 2018 Eureka, CA
Longmont Front Range Film Festival - Kinetic Convergences was featured, 2016 Longmont, CO
Season of Light - Invitational Group Exhibition @ The Upstairs Gallery, 2015 Arcata, CA
Inspired by Music – Invitational Group Exhibition @ The Younger Gallery, 2012 Bakersfield, CA
Visual Arts Festival - Juried Group Exhibition @ The Bakersfield Museum of Art, 2011 Bakersfield, CA
Eye Gallery - Invitational Group Exhibition @ The Bakersfield Museum of Art, 2011 Bakersfield, CA
One - Surface Gallery, 2009 Bakersfield, CA
Layers – Surface Gallery, 2009 Bakersfield, CA
Paper - Surface Gallery, 2008 Bakersfield, CA
AWARDS & HONORS
Best New instructor of 2017 on Udemy - Out of thousands of instructors, Udemy, an online learning platform, selected Eviston and two others as their Best New Instructors of 2017
Kinetic Convergences, An Animation Collaboration with Steven Vander Meer was accepted to the Longmont Front Range Film Festival, 2016 Longmont, CO
Work from Eviston's Bluebeard's Castle series was chosen to promote the Arcola Theater's production of Bela Bartok's opera of the same name. 2015 London, England.
Visiting Artist - The Arts Council of Kern, 2012 Bakersfield, CA
Honorary Mention - Visual Arts Festival - Juried Group Exhibition @ The Bakersfield Museum of Art, 2011 Bakersfield, CA
5-Time First Place Winner - Via Arte Annual Street Painting Festival, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006 & 2005 Bakersfield, CA
The Art & Science of Drawing - Brent designed and developed his own online drawing program which is currently a bestselling course on Udemy and is also featured on Artists Network and Skillshare. Since it’s launch in 2016 it has enrolled over more than 30,000 students in over 150 countries. This unique program teaches the fundamentals of master drawing through 40 concise lessons each with a specific project. His student base is growing rapidly with thousands of new enrollments each month.
Artist Network University / F+W Media - Brent was brought to F+W Media's production facilities in Fort Collins, Colorado and Cincinnati Ohio to develop and film courses on the fundamentals of figure drawing. F+W Media is one of the most prominent producers of art instructional resources in the country. Brent is currently working on future projects with F+W.
Evolution Academy for the Arts - Eureka, CA 2015 to 2017 - Master Drawing Instructor with a focus on Figure Drawing and Anatomy at this dynamic atelier style studio that merges traditional art instruction with contemporary and experimental practices.
Extended Education Faculty @ Humboldt State University - Arcata, California 2014 to 2017 - Taught observational drawing through the Osher Lifelong Learning program and utilizing HSU's resources including the Walker Greenhouse, and the Science Departments anatomical collections.
Eureka Studio Arts – Eureka, California 2013 to 2015 - Taught traditional master draftsmanship including figure drawing and human anatomy in this atelier style studio.
Mendocino Art Center – Mendocino, California 2014, 2015 – Guest instructor teaching workshops in both traditional and contemporary drawing including a Bone Drawing workshop utilizing human and animal bones including sections of a blue whale skeleton generously loaned by the NOYO Center for Marine Science.
Arcata Arts Institute – Arcata, California 2014 to 2016 - Drawing Instructor and Guest Lecturer focusing on the intersection of traditional and contemporary drawing.
College of the Redwoods – Eureka, California 2013 – Guest Lecturer
Morris Graves Museum of Art – Eureka, California 2012 - Taught the Creativity Academy, a program that introduces teens to the materials and methods of art and design with a focus on creative problem solving.
California Art Education Association - Pasadena, California 2011 - Master Figure Drawing Workshop at the 2011 California Arts Educator’s Conference held in Bakersfield, California.
Bakersfield Museum of Art - Bakersfield, California 2004 - 2011 - Taught Master Draftsmanship, Figure Drawing and Artistic Anatomy as well as numerous, innovative youth programs to underserved populations of the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
PS Arts - Venice, California 2011 - Instructed youth classes in an outreach program in Kings County, California.
Otis College of Art and Design - Los Angeles, California - Environmental Design Program 1998-2001