Barnaby Evans


Barnaby Evans, photo by Scott Lapham.

Best known as the creator and, since 1994, the artistic and executive director of WaterFire, Barnaby Evans received his BS in biology and environmental science from Brown University in 1975. He had an early career as a photographer, exhibiting his work nationally and internationally. Today WaterFire epitomizes Evans’ mission to create innovative art works that transform places and inspire people. He sees his canvas as the urban landscape and his palette as people interacting with public space. Evans has brought WaterFire to many cities, created other public art installations and received numerous awards and commendations for his work.

Source: NetWorks 2011-2012 Catalogue


WaterFire Providence, 2005


Video: Richard Goulis
WaterFire Footage and Photographs: WaterFire Providence and Thomas Payne
Rikyu Photographs: Erik Gould (courtesy of The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design)
Additional Footage: Dennis Hlynsky, Michael Turecamo, Jeffery Gagnon
Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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