ARTIST STATEMENT

The internet has caused a profound effect on how people view relationships and identity. From my perspective, it seems that the culture surrounding social media causes people to treat identity like its a form of performance. A lot of people post about their own lives on social media, either to share or to seem more accessible or relatable to their followers. However, whether intentionally or not, a lot of times people will only share appealing parts of their life, or purposefully share aspects to make them look better to their followers. 
The carefully manipulated image can be unintentionally misleading to people, who most likely do not know the person outside of their online accounts. I believe that the action of posting on social media blurs the lines between identity and performance, especially due to the nature of internet spaces making most of the relationships one-sided. I try to explore the tension of these relationships common on the internet in my work, by trying to visually show these relationships and the emotions that are created by them. Through the use of surreal and fantastical imagery, I hope to show the emotions and feelings created by these online spaces and relationships.

 

Something Bigger

Senior Capstone

 
 

Logo Designs

 
 

RESUME

Sheila Evans  

22044, Lily Dhu Lane, Falls Church Virginia | 571-329-7090 | sheilamevans232@gmail.com  


Education


  • McDaniel College - May 2020

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art 

    • Specialization in Graphic Design 

  • 2015 Fall, 2016 Spring, and 2018 Summer Undergraduate at Northern Virginia Community College


Honors/Awards


  • Artwork published in Contrast, Spring 2018 and 2019

  • Artwork accepted into Katheryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibit, 2019   

  • 2016UFA, 2017USP and 2018UFA: Dean's List Honors   

  • 2018USP: Deans List Highest Honors  

  • 2019USP: Dean's List High Honors 


Activities


Treasurer of Terror TV Club (February 2019 - December 2019)

  • Helped manage documentation, both of inventory and of receipts

  • Has learned how to assess situations quickly and solve problems creatively 

  • Learned to be adaptable, and accept criticism to improve future creative projects 

Treasurer-Secretary of Uncinema Club (March 2017 - March 2020)

  • Worked both independently and collaboratively to solve issues 

  • Purchased and maintained materials such as movies for the club   

Notetaker for McDaniel College (September 2018)

  • Improved time management skills, and organization skills 

  • Learned better listening skills, was able to take notes while still engaging with the class and the material  


Skills


  • Experienced with coding languages such as Java, HTML, and CSS  

  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Premiere  

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook 

 

CONTACT

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