Folded Waters (Pacific)
Raised in Miami, FL, Evelyn Rydz is a visual artist who lives and works in Boston, MA. Rydz the recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, a SMFA Traveling Fellowship, and a Artist Resource Trust Grant, and is a Cintas Knight Foundation Visual Arts Finalist. Her work is in various public collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, Barr Foundation, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, and DeCordova Museum. Her recent exhibitions include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Palmer Art Museum at Penn State University, PA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Jordan Snitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR; El Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia; USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Anchorage Museum, AK; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; and Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL. Rydz received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and is currently Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2018
As a first generation American, with parents born in Colombia and Cuba, I am interested in relocation across coasts and ways we are shaped by the landscapes of home. Over the last decade, I have studied, collected, and documented remnants of modern life washed ashore the coasts of North and South America. These field studies have inspired the imagery in my work mapping coastlines and currents through the residues of our everyday lives.”