Evelyn Rydz

Multidisciplinary artist and educator

Multidisciplinary artist and educator Evelyn Rydz creates work through slow intimate processes of close attention and relationship building across drawing, photography, site-responsive installations and participatory community projects. From local rivers to global ocean currents, Rydz explores the vulnerability and resiliency of coastal ecosystems, the communities they impact, and our entangled relationships with interconnected bodies of water.

Rydz is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, U.S. Latinx Art Forum Charla Fund, 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 projects have been featured at the LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT, Palacio de Justicia in Matanzas, Cuba, ICA Watershed, Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami, Urbano Project, Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard University, USC Fisher Museum in Los Angeles, University of Massachusetts, Galeria Ponce + Robles in Madrid, Spain, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston among others.


Her work is part of collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, Barr Foundation, Tufts University Art Galleries, Fitchburg Art Museum, DeCordova Museum, and Fidelity Investments. Rydz is currently a Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.


Rydz’s artwork has been reviewed in Boston Art Review, TIME, Hyperallergic, The Boston Globe, WGBH, WBUR, Edible Boston, Misstropolis among others. A selection of features on the Comida Casera include National Museum of the Art’s Curative Collective Conversations, The Boston Globe, WBUR, The Scope among others.


Evelyn Rydz