Annie Evelyn is a furniture maker who makes alternatively upholstered chairs from hard materials like wood, metal, and cement. Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of her work. Using furniture’s inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body, Evelyn sets out to invent new tactile experiences. 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. In 2011 she received a Windgate Furniture residency at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Turning and Furniture Design. Her work has been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine and published in Laura Housely’s book, The Independent Design Guide. Evelyn is currently in her third year as an artist in residence at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and most recently was awarded The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship.