Raised in Miami, Rydz received an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and a BFA from Florida State University. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: Plastic Entanglements, Palmer Art Museum, Penn State University; Forever Yours, solo exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Floating Artifacts, solo exhibition, Aidekman Art Gallery, Tufts University; GYRE: The Plastic Ocean, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USC Fisher Museum, L.A., CDC Museum, Atlanta; the Foster Prize Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the DeCordova Annual, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park; To Extremes: Public Art in a Changing World, Maseeh Hall, MIT, Cambridge; The Pencil of Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, NY; El Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia; Drawing Itself at Brattleboro Museum, Vermont.
Rydz is the recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Drawing Fellowship, an SMFA Traveling Fellowship, an Artist Resource Trust Grant, and a Bruce Dayton Faculty Fellowship. Her work is part of numerous collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, Barr Foundation, Fidelity Investments, Fitchburg Art Museum, and DeCordova Museum of Art. Rydz has led community art projects as visiting artist at the MFA and ICA, Boston. She is currently an Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.