Allison Evans is a PhD student in the Visual Arts Program at UC San Diego and graduated with her MFA from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Researching the phenomenology of light and experiential, site-specific video installation, she generates immersive projections that simulate overlooked natural phenomena. Her work stresses the importance of sensorial acuity and challenges perceptual awareness. Evans has received awards and scholarships including the School of the Arts scholarship for outstanding photography major at the College of Charleston, the Redux Contemporary Art Center’s Award for Photography, the College of Charleston’s President’s Choice Award for Photography, the Graduate Student Research Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award at the University of Notre Dame. She has participated in a number of group and juried shows across the country, and had her first solo show at the Rick Rhodes Gallery in Charleston, SC. In June 2015, she presented a collaborative case study on projection mapping and video installation at the 2nd Motion Design Education (MODE) Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Her recent work on Light Studies was published in the 2015-2016 Manifest International Photography Annual and she was named the Philip C. Curtis Artist-in-Residence at Albion College in the spring of 2017.