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Joy, laugh­ter, and the unex­pected are at the heart of Annie Evelyn’s work. From 2014 – 2017, Evelyn was a resi­dent artist at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and, in 2016, was awarded The John D. Mineck Furni­ture Fellow­ship. She received both her BFA and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Evelyn is currently heading up the wood area in the Craft and Mate­r­ial Studies Depart­ment at Virginia Common­wealth Univer­sity. Evelyn has also taught at RISD, Cali­for­nia College of the Arts, Parsons — The New School, Haystack Moun­tain School, Penland School of Craft, and others. 

Her work has been featured on the cover of Amer­i­can Craft Maga­zine and published in Agata Toromanoff’s book Impos­si­ble Design. She has been awarded Windgate Furni­ture resi­den­cies at the Indiana Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia (2011), the Univer­sity of Wiscon­sin-Madison (2018), and San Diego State Univer­sity (2020). Evelyn had a solo show at the Houston Center for Craft and, in 2018, was a final­ist for the Burke Prize for Contem­po­rary Craft. Her work was included in an exhi­bi­tion at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). In 2019, Evelyn co-founded Craft­ing the Future, a collec­tive of artists working together to provide equi­table oppor­tu­ni­ties in the arts, where she is currently the Development Director. 

She spends as much time as she can in North Carolina, where she is a found­ing member of the afford­able studio space Treats.

Bakersville, NC
Professional Status
Educator/furniture maker