Evan Tapper was born in Winnipeg and lives in Los Angeles. He received a BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. His artwork has been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. He has received awards from such organizations as the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts. He has been a faculty member at the State University of New York College at Fredonia, McMaster University, OCAD University, and the University of Toronto Scarborough. Evan was the Founding Director of the School of Continuing Studies at OCAD U, before becoming the Inaugural Dean of Extended Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2023.