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Chaz Evans

School of Communication

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Media Arts and Game Design


Areas of Focus

  • Video game curation and exhibition
  • Video game art
  • Globalization and video games
  • Virtual reality
  • History, theory and criticism of technology
  • Internet art and new media art history
  • 3D modeling and animation
  • New media/interactive art


  • Work deals with software, performance and histories of art and technology
  • Taught courses on video games, creative programming, web art, 3D modeling and animation, media-enabled performance and other new media topics
  • Curated more than 10 exhibitions on new media and video game art in venues including Columbia College Arcade Gallery, Mana Contemporary, Gallery 400 and others
  • Exhibited work at UnionDocs NY, The Luminary St. Louis, Chicago Artist Coalition, Antenna Space Shanghai, Hyde Park Art Center, The Nightingale, Evanston Art Center and other venues

Evans is an artist, educator, art historian and curator.  He is the co-founder and director of exhibitions and programs of VGA Gallery as well as a lecturer in Northwestern University's Department of Radio/TV/Film, and he holds an MA in art history and an MFA in new media art from University of Illinois at Chicago. His writing has been published through Routledge, Journal of Games Criticism, MediaCommons, A.V. Club and Motherboard.