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