Photographer Evie McKenna received a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from Philadelphia College of Art and a Master’s Degree in Photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography. For the past 23 years, she has taught at The School of Visual Arts.

Her photography has been exhibited at numerous galleries throughout the US. She is the recipient of an NYFA grant from New York State and has been awarded residencies at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. She currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, Moore College of Art and AAVI in Mexico City. She has been involved in the neighborhood through the Jackson Heights Beautification Group where she is on the Board of Directors which has informed her recent body of work.

BA, Philadelphia College of Art; MA, New York University
One-Person Exhibitions Include:
Wave Hill House, Bronx, NY, Dry Goods Art Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY; White Columns; Baird Center, South Orange, NJ

Group Exhibitions Include:
Ricco/Maresca Gallery; Queens Museum of Art; Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, GA; Von Lintel & Nusser Gallery; Silverstein Gallery; Williamsburg Art and Cultural Center; Richard Anderson Fine Arts; Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, Catskill Art Center in Livingston Manor. 

Publications Include:
The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Williamsburg Weekly, Art Papers, Flash Art

Awards Include:
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant; Yaddo Fellowship; residency, Chinati Foundation; PS122, Montello Foundation residency

Evie McKenna

Evie McKenna takes photographs of vernacular and formal gardens exploring the interaction of organic elements, the built environment and design.
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