Evie McKenna is a multimedia artist living and working in Queens, NY. She studied photography and printmaking at Philadelphia College of Art and received a Masters
at the NYU/ICP program. She has worked in the field of photography as a fine artist, an educator and a photo editor. Her work has been exhibited at a number of places
in the US and in online publications. As an educator, she has been a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts for a number of years and has been a visiting instructor at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College and Moore College of Art. She has worked as a photo editor and researcher on various projects ranging from the Columbia Journalism Review, People Magazine and The New Yorker. For the past five years, Evie McKenna has been working with seniors in NYC as the recipient of SuCasa grants from NYC Council on the Arts as a visiting onsite artist.
Her current work involves photographic images from the botanical world with an overlay of line and color that alter the optical plane of focus and add random textures causing a kind of visual vibration. This series is a reference to the eye charts that we recite when getting new glasses at the doctors and the primacy of vision in most people's lives.