Evan Ishmael

Evan Ishmael

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Evan Ishmael

Evan Ishmael (b. 1985) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. A background in sculpture and design allows Evan to explore the properties of non-traditional materials in his paintings, using soot residue from a flame as a constant. Combining experimental components with traditional techniques and a minimalist aesthetic, he elevates the functionality of everyday items to create distinctive works of art that push the boundaries of an intensively restrictive medium.

Evan says of his process: "My work has always centered around the exploration of form. What started as an attempt to explore a new medium has evolved into a fascination with more complicated compositions. I begin each piece by envisioning myself building an organic object—sometimes a towering form, other times delicate or minimal ones. I continue to push my own limits with size as well as content.”


Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2003


The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, Nov. 7-10, 2019, Brooklyn Expo Center

Affordable Art Fair NYC - Chelsea, Metropolitan Pavilion - October 2019

The Other Art Fair Dallas - Sept. 19-22, 2019, Dallas Market Hall, TX

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn - May 2-5, 2019 - Brooklyn Expo Center

The Other Art Fair Los Angeles - March 28-31, 2019 - Magic Box at The Reef

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn - November 8-11, 2018 - Brooklyn Expo Center


Sept.9 - Oct. 28, 2018
International Society of Experimental Artists 27th Annual Exhibition, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR

Oct. 5-27, 2018
National Juried Exhibition, Larkin Arts Center, Harrisonburg, VA

Oct. 6 - Nov.18, 2018
New Directions 18: 34th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition, Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY