Raised in Miami, Evelyn Rydz is a visual artist who lives and works in Boston. Rydz 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.
She has exhibited her work 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 led community projects as visiting artist at LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT, MFA and the ICA Watershed, Boston. She received an MFA from SMFA at Tufts University and is currently Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.