Annie Evelyn


Annie  Evelyn


Assistant Professor


Art, Craft & Design

Email Address:


(931) 372-6875


Craft Center


Annie Evelyn received her BFA and MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a certificate in collegiate teaching from the Sheridan Teaching Center at Brown University. 

Art by Annie Evelyn-WoodJoy, laughter and the unexpected are at the heart of Annie Evelyn's work. Working in concept-based series and employing a range of materials (handmade paper flowers to Swarovski Crystals) and processes (tessellating metal pieces to create soft upholstered seating or embedding fresh cut flowers to add aroma), Evelyn uses furniture’s inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body to create new and surprising experiences.

Career Highlights

  • Co-founder of Crafting the Future -Artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts. 2019
  • Resident Artist at Penland School of Craft, Penland North Carolina, 2014-2017
  • The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship, 2016
  • Burke Prize Finalist, MAD Museum, 2018
  • Solo show at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 2017
  • Windgate Resident Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011), University of Wisconsin – Madison (2018), and San Diego State University (2020)
  • Wornick distinguished Visiting Professor at The California College of the Arts, and adjunct faculty at Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons- The New School, and Appalachian State University.