• Wanted/Black Myth #1

    Oil/Latex paint on canvas mounted on wood panel
    5ftx4ft  |  2016

  • Amerikkkan Housemates

    oil/latex paint on canvas w/ found furniture and unfired clay
    9x20  |  2016

  • Neoclassississt

    Oil on canvas mounted on wood
    3ftx10ft  |  2015

  • 3 Tha Hard Way

    Oil/Latex paint & Spray paint on Linen
    5x7ft  |  2016

  • Marlos w/ Hyperallergic at Dyin' By Tha Gun!

      |  2016

  • Shoot

    Oil/Latex paint on canvas hung by rope and clamps
    5ftx5ft  |  2016


Nashville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Time-based, Sound, Performance, Installation

Marlos E’van, Nashville based artist. E’van interweaves different mediums such as painting, performance, and filmmaking to create worlds in which their art recollects black histories: joy, pain, celebration, sorrow, and complex emotions from reenacted scenes of American histories. Marlos’ work is also inspired by cult films such as Robocop, Total Recall, and Terminator; which all blend fiction set alongside backdrops of dystopian landscapes and alternative realities. A subtle vernacular in expression has caught recognition from such publications such as Hyperallergic and Native Magazine. In addition to their work as an artist, E’van co-founded/co-designs M-SPAR, McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency out of the McGruder Center in North Nashville. Working as an educator in a hard-hit redlined Nashville neighborhood, E’van actively listens to their pupils, gathering stories that also inform E’van’s paintings. Their own life creates first-person narratives in paintings targeting marginalization, stemming from a queer black history rooted in his home state of Mississippi. Marlos E’van’s work is included in multiple Southern collections, and has been shown in VA, TN, GA, and NY. They have been awarded the Mellon Foundation for McGruder, and the Metro Arts Thrive grant. Marlos received their B.F.A. from Watkins College of Art, Nashville, TN. They are also represented by Elijah Wheat Showroom in NYC and recent recipient of the Gener8tor art grant.

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