Evan Voelbel received his BFA in 3D/Glass from Massachusetts College of Art in 2010 with additional coursework in metals, sculpture, woodworking, and jewelry. Following his undergraduate education, Evan worked as a TA at Massart, as a studio assistant for local glass artists including Wayne Strattman and Chris Taylor, and also as a gaffer and teacher at a number of glass studios in the Boston area. Evan continued to produce and show his own work in galleries throughout Massachusetts, mainly being represented by The Hallway Gallery and Room 68.
After receiving his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2017 he continued to work at RISD as adjunct faculty, teaching winter sessions and pre-college classes in glass. His current work is informed by research in a variety of subjects including physics, chemistry, perceptual psychology, optics, and alchemy. Evan’s work often combines glass, light, and mixed media to construct visual phenomena, sculptural objects, and installations which straddle the line between physical and immaterial, digital and analog, fact and fiction, in an attempt to provoke a broader conversation about the subjectivity of perception.