Cliff Evans was born in Australia and grew up in East Texas. He graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Evans resides in Arbutus, MD.
Exhibited extensively throughout the United States and the world, Evans' work has been shown in such spaces as The New Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, and Location One in New York City; The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois; the Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California; Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, Mexico; Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland; and the China International Gallery Exposition, China World Trade Center in Beijing, China.
Evans' work has appeared and been reviewed in various media and publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Flashart, Artreview, Rhizome.org, and National Public Radio.