Evan Tapper was born in Winnipeg and is currently based in Toronto. He received a BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. His multimedia work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, South America and Japan. Recent residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Center for Contemporary  Art Kitakyushu Japan, and Charles Street Video. Tapper has held academic appointments at the State University of New York Fredonia, Ontario College of Art and Design, and McMaster University.