Evan Starling-Davis is a producer, curator, and literary artist upholding [sub]conscious responsibility in creating content that speaks truth to his experiences as a digital-aged Afro-American griot. Currently, Evan is a doctoral candidate in Literacy Education and Museology at Syracuse University; devising and facilitating art-based literacy spaces and programming within communities reflective of his own. Evan strives to develop innovative access points and experiences which inform healthier learning practices. Investigating storytelling within multidisciplinary art as it relates to sociopolitical discourse, Evan’s literary, visual, and staged work has exhibited in an array of galleries, theaters, and warehouse shows internationally; maneuvering avenues that transform and translate his insomniac imagination into vibrant storytelling.
He’s a 2018 INKTANK Fellow via Rising Circle Theater Collective, a 2018-19 recipient of the CNYArts artist commission, a 2018-19 Syracuse University McKean Scholar, a 2019-20 Louise B. and Bernard G. Palitz Art Scholar, a 2019-20 special mention James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence and 2020-21 Scholar-in-Residence via Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin.