Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of Annie Evelyn's work. Using a range of materials, from handmade paper flowers to Swarovski Crystals she primarily makes alternatively upholstered seating. Using furniture’s inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body, Evelyn sets out to invent new and surprising tactile experiences. From 2014-2017 Evelyn was an artist in residence at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and in 2016 was awarded The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship. She received both her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Evelyn has taught at RISD, Parsons - The New School, Anderson Ranch, Penland School of Crafts, and others. Her work has been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine and published in Laura Housely’s book, The Independent Design Guide. In 2011 she received a Windgate Furniture residency at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Turning and Furniture Design and she is currently the Windgate Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.