Evan Galbicka

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Evan Galbicka earned a BFA in Sculpture from The University of Florida, where he became an integral part of the local art and music scene in Gainesville, co-founding an alternative art gallery called DAACHA in 2010. After undergrad, the mission of DAACHA shifted, to focus on collective art production and immersive installation and music events. Evan remained the consistent figure of the space, renamed The Church of Holy Colors, until it closed in 2015 because of gentrification. While operating The Church of Holy Colors, Evan also exhibited sculpture and installation around Florida, including The Miami Dade College Museum of Art, Art Basel Miami, and various artist-run spaces. He completed private and public commissions, including two public sculptures for the City of Gainesville in 2014. Evan also co-founded an art and music collective called Elestial Sound (2011-present), which releases albums in all formats, and produces immersive installations for touring performances. In 2015 and 2016, Elestial Sound completed installations for a music festival called FORM in Arcosanti, Arizona, and has produced events at Glasslands Gallery in New York, SXSW in Austin, Texas, among other venues. In 2018 Evan will earn a MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Graduate Research Grant. During the summer of 2017 Evan received scholarships to attend residencies at Mildred’s Lane and Arrowmont.

 

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