Margaret Evangeline, American

New York-based, Louisiana-born Painter Margaret Evangeline has long experimented with aesthetically resistant material, making work that deepens the immediacy of a moment. Evangeline uses gunshot and mirror polished stainless steel to open up the all-over 2D picture plane with its taproot in New American-Type Painting.

In recent videos, she experiments with sound and actions collected while shooting the steel panels of a commissioned sculpture. Once Upon a Time, America, a three-minute video, was produced in conjunction with the site-specific installation now in the permanent collection of The Fields at ArtOmi, near Ghent, New York.

She is frequently written about in The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, The Chicago Tribune, Architectural Digest, and many other publications.

Evangeline is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2001, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, 1996. Solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have been held at venues as various as The Palm Beach ICA, The Delaware Center for the Arts, The Hafnarborg Art Museum outside Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Taipei Museum in Taiwan. She is a member of the NY Advisory Board for Louisiana Arts.

In February 2007 at Stux Gallery in New York City, Evangeline installed an exhibition of new shot works and photographs for her solo exhibition "Ricochet". At the opening of this exhibition, Evangeline performed a work called "Prodigal Daughter", in which she choreographed her own live gunshots with the percussive rhythms of a professional tap dancer. An iconoclastic language developed around the socio-political work that is at once poetic and provocative, inspired by the ideas of John Cage and current events.

In October 2007, Evangeline installed a solo exhibition of oil on canvas, titled "Fixing the Attitude in a Slightly Forward Leaning Position" at Heriard-Cimino Gallery during Art for Artsake, the opening of the arts season in New Orleans.

For 2008 Evangeline will create a site specific installation for the River Thames in London on a barge across from the Tate Modern, commissioned by Illuminate Productions.

She is currently working on a mid-career monograph, with the working title, Uneasy Waters: The Art of Margaret Evangeline. She is also co-curating with Dominique Nahas an exhibition for the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, MA, titled, "Empires and Environments".

Born in Baton Rouge, LA
Lives and works in New York City
MFA, University of New Orleans
1975 BA, University of New Orleans
Awards/ Residencies
2002 Santa Fe Art Institute, NY Artists Program, Santa Fe
2001 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
1999 ART/OMI Foundation Artist in Residence, Omi, NY
1996 New York Foundation for the Arts, Painting Fellowship
1991 Villa Montalvo Foundation Artist in Residence, Saratoga, CA
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005 Stefan Stux Gallery, Shot Through, Recent Paintings, New York, NY
  Elizabeth Moore Fine Art, Of Gnarl and Striation, Recent Drawings, New York, NY
2004 Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
  Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Simoons, Wilmington, DC
  Thom Andriola/New Gallery, heavymetalgirls, Houston, TX
  Paul Rodgers/9W, Friendly Fire, New York, NY
  Art Resources Transfer, On Light and Shadow, with Fran Siegel, New York, NY
2002 Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Paul Rodgers/9W, New York, NY
  Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, FL
  Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
  Alva Gallery, New London, CT
2000 Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL
  650 Madison A venue Exhibiton Program, New York, NY
1999 Howard Scott / M13 Gallery, New York, NY
  Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
  Hafnarborg Museum of Fine Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
  Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY
1998 Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
  Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp, New York, NY
1997 Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
  Windows, BergdorfGoodman, New York, NY
1996 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1995 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1993 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
  Artifacts Gallery, Birmingham, AL
1992 Res Nova Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
1990 Res Nova Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1987 Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1986 New Orleans Performing Arts Center, LA
1985 Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1982 Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Fine Arts Gallery, University of New Orleans, LA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005 Paint on Metal, Tucson Museum of Art, curator Julie Sasse, Tucson, AZ
  Margaret Evangeline, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
  Adaptation Syndrome, Handworkshop, Dinah and Paul Ryan, curators, Richmond, V A
2004 Amored, Planet Thailand, Rene Pierre Allain, curator, Brooklyn, NY
  AAF Fair,Cheryl McGuinness, New York City
  Personal Space, Gigantic ArtSpace, New York City
  Mindscape, Pavel Zoubak Gallery, New York City
  Phlogistan, Mitchell-Inness and Nash, Koan Jeff Baysa, curator, New York City
  Wry Material, Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg/Brooklyn, NY
  New York Artists, Opelousas Museum, curator Nan Weir, Opelousas, LA
  Heavy Metal, Columbus Museum, curator Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Columbus, GA
2003 Abstraction, Winston Wachter Mayer, New York, NY
  < Not( Painting)>, The Ise Foundation, curator Koan Jeff Baysa, New York, NY
  Summer Group Show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
  Gun & Wound Show, White Box Gallery, curator, Alisoun Meehan, New York, NY
  Materiality, Wayne State University, Sandra Dupret, Curator, Detroit, MI
  Womankind, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
  Art Chicago, Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Chicago Art Fair, Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL
  AAF Fair, Butters Gallery, Alva Gallery, NYC
2002 New Concepts, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
  New Faces '02, Robert Kidd Gallery, curator, Ray Fleming, Birmingham, MI
  Lysis, Pamela Auchincloss Projects, curator, Koan Jeff Baysa, New York, NY
  500 Works on Paper, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY
  Postcards From The Edge, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
  25'h Anniversary Selections Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
  New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
  Body Work, Islip Museum, Islip, New York, Leslie Heller, Curator
  Art Chicago, Navy Piers, Byron Roche Gallery Space, Chicago, IL
  Art Omi Anniversary, Paul Rodgers/9w, New York, NY
2001 Julia Street North, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
  Body Work, The Work Space, New York, NY, Lesley Heller, Curator
  Beauty and the Beast, Paul Rodgers 9/W, New York, NY
  Outlooks, Paul Rodgers,9/W, New York, NY
  Group Show, Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, Lisa Hatchadoorian, Assistant Corporate Curator
  Affinities, Anita Friedman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Robert Edleman, Gina Fiore, Curators
  Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY, Jodi Hanel and Bibi Marti, Curators
2000 68 Years, 68 Masters, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
  Younger Artists, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
  Selections, Summer 2000, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
  Summer Group Show, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Months and Moons, ACA Gallery, New York, NY
  Between Tenderness and Tension, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan, Chien Hui Kao, Curator
  Ethereal and Material, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, Dede Young, Curator
  Summer Group Show, Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
  Contemporary Masters, Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY
1999 Margaret Evangeline and Linda Schrank, Rosenberg+ Kaufman Gallery,New York, NY
  Marilyn!, E. Peterson Gallery, New York, NY
  Artists as Teachers, Merrill Lynch Financial Center, The Lobby Gallery, New York, NY, Helen Varola, Curator
  Vanishing Pt. Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
  Self Image, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
  Art/OMI Open Studio Tour, Omi, NY
  The Power of Drawing, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Crossing Lines, Art in General, curated by Madeline Weinrib and New York, NY
  Pay Per It, Sideshow 195, Brooklyn, NY
  Modular Component, Central Fine Arts, New York, NY
  What's On The Wall, Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
  Open Salvo, White Box Gallery, curated by Juan Puntes, New York, NY
  Paper, Jeffery Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY
  Gramercy Park Art Fair, Gina Fiore Salon, New York, NY
  Architectonic, Chi Meat, Brooklyn, NY
1997 On Paper, Avanti Gallery, New York, NY
  Natural Selection, Z Gallery, New York, NY, Dominique Nahas, Curator
  World View, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
  Solo, Museum of the City of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  Americans in Italy and Italians in America, Teatro Degli Artisti, Rome
  67 Broad Street, The Art Exchange Show, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY
  Fresh, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, New York, NY
1996 Light & Color, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY
1994 Wirstrom & Asprodites, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1993 12th Annual, Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, LA, Peter Frank, curator
  Summer Group Show, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1992 Under Glass & in the Round, GaIerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
  Summer Group Show, Res Nova Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Big, Contemporary Arts Center, Lew Thomas, curator,New Orleans, LA
Selected Public Collections
  Audubon Brokers, New Orleans, LA
Bank of the South, Atlanta, GA
Cannon's Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Chestnut Tower, Chicago, IL
Digital Communications Associates, Alpharetta, GA Entergy Foundation, Jackson, MS
The Fields Sculpture Park, Art Omi International, Ghent, NY Hilton Hotel, Palm Beach, FL
Holland & Knight, Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC
Jax Brewery Development, New Orleans, LA
First City Bank, Baton Rouge, LA
Lobman & Carnahan, Metairie, LA
Morrison Productions, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art
Omni Hotel, Miami, FL
Omnicom Hotel, New York, NY
Pensacola Museum of Art, FL
pfizer, New York, NY
Raddison Suite Hotel, New Orleans, LA
RxArt, New York, NY
Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfern, New Orleans, LA Texaco, Houston, TX
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