Evelyn Rydz is a visual artist whose work is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, Brother Thomas Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, SMFA Traveling Fellowship, Artist Resource Trust Grant, and a Visual Arts Finalist of the Cintas Knight Foundation. Her work is part of collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, Barr Foundation, Tufts University, Fitchburg Art Museum, DeCordova Museum, and Fidelity Investments.
Her work has recently been included in exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Palacio de Justicia, Matanzas, Cuba; Palmer Art Museum, Penn State University, PA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Cooper Gallery, Harvard University, MA; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR; El Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia; USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Anchorage Museum, AK; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; and Brattleboro Museum, VT among others.
Rydz has created participatory community events and site-responsive projects as visiting artist for the LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT, University of Massachusetts, ICA Watershed, Boston University's 808 Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She received an MFA from SMFA at Tufts University and is currently an Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.