Evelyn Rydz creates detailed drawings based on her photographs from various coastlines of lost and discarded objects that have washed ashore. Focused on the narratives these found objects have gathered on their journeys, Rydz explores the history and possible interconnection between these displaced objects. She has worked with drawing, installation, video and sound. Her recent works use found rope from East Coast shorelines to explore the paths of ocean currents around the globe.
Artist Bio / CV
Selected exhibitions include: Solo Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014); Anchorage Museum, Alaska (2014); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Maseeh Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany; Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, Vermont; El Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia; Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA; Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY; Ellen Miller Gllery, Boston, MA; Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL; La Otra: Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia.
Rydz is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Drawing Fellowship, a 2012 SMFA Traveling Fellowship, and a Bruce Dayton MassArt Faculty Foundation Fellowship. She has been the Lead Artist for the Artist Project, a community arts initiative program at the Museum of Fine Arts, where she collaborated with after-school community organizations in the Boston area. Rydz received an MFA from SMFA in affiliation with Tufts University and a BFA from Florida State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at MassArt.