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... gestures began to remind me of a language emitting a certain low-pitched frequency of the heart, of the soul, of the mind. 



M A R G A R E T  E V A N G E L I N E

[lives & works - New York, NY ::: b.1943 - Baton Rouge, LA]

MARGARET EVANGELINE received her MFA from the University of New Orleans (UNO) in 1978, where she was the first woman to graduate from the program. Margaret studied with Calvin Harlan who introduced her to Robert Bly, a visiting artist to UNO. Bly’s translations of Kabir, the 15th century mystic poet, have influenced Margaret throughout her career. Throughout the 1960s and early ‘70s, Margaret re-located numerous times with her three young children and Air Force pilot husband before moving to New Orleans. After receiving her MFA she established her painting practice in New Orleans, exhibiting at Gallery Simone Stern and then Ferrara Showman Gallery. She developed the Fine Arts Department and Gallery Program at Delgado Community College, where she continued to teach painting and life drawing courses until moving permanently to New York City in 1992.  Evangeline established her studio practice in Chelsea on the Hudson River in 1995 where she worked until 2015.


In New York City Margaret was represented by Stux Gallery (later Stux + Haller) until their closing in 2016. She currently exhibits with Kim Foster Gallery. Important exhibitions in New York included her videos as well as paintings, especially on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on family and friends. Her first monograph, Margaret Evangeline, was published by Charta in 2011. The project book Sabachthani (2012) documented a venture done in collaboration with servicemen in Iraq. This book led to the exhibition Sabachthani at The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State.  The installation was subsequently purchased by the museum. Some important group exhibitions throughout this period include: The Drawing Center, ACA Galleries, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Art in General, and White Box Gallery. Some important solo exhibitions throughout Margaret’s career include: Shaw Center for the Arts, Louisiana State University, Palm Beach ICA, The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Museum, and Olin Gallery of Roanoke College. Important site-specific permanent installations include: The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, and Michigan State University.


Margaret Evangeline was commissioned to make a site-specific painting in 2018 for Neevelgarde Building, Nieuwegein, Netherlands, and for 50 West a new residential building in Manhattan. Other commissions include a sculpture installed in London on the River Thames across from the Tate Modern. Her work is included in private and public collections in Australia, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, and the UK.  She has participated in Art Fairs in the U.S. and Europe.

Curriculum Vitae

1978    MFA, University of New Orleans
1975    BA, University of New Orleans


2016    Ferrara Showman Gallery, The Invisible Side of the Universe, New Orleans, LA
2015    LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Margaret Evangeline: On War,
            Baton Rouge, LA
2014    Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Sabachthani, Lansing, MI
2012    Heriard-Cimino Gallery, Dreaming In Quicksilver, New Orleans, LA
            Kim Foster Gallery, As-If, New York City
            Stux Gallery, Timebomb, New York City
            Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, Everyday Magic, New York City
            Eleanor D. Wilson Museum of Art, Bayous and Ghosts, 2-person with Hunt Slonem,
            Roanoke, VA
            Butters Gallery, Recklessly Blooming, Portland, OR
2011    Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Steel, 2 person with Suguru Hiraide, Dallas, TX
2010    Heriard-Cimino Gallery, Writing to Alexandrie, New Orleans, LA
2009    Elizabeth Moore Fine Art, Hot House, New York, NY
            DTR Modern, Distinct Conceptual Voices, Boston, MA
            HPGRP Gallery, A Feeling in My Bones, New York, NY
           Olin Gallery of Roanoke College, Margaret Evangeline Paintings and Video, Salem, VA
2008   The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Silver Bullets and Holy Water, New Orleans, LA
           Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago, IL
           DTR Modern, Steel Canvas, Boston, MA
           750 7th Avenue Exhibition Lobby Margaret Evangeline: Large Paintings and Works on
           Metal (1998- 2006), Curator, Helen Varola, New York, NY


Selected Public Collections

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, East Lansing, MI
Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
Albuquerque Museum of Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Audubon Brokers, New Orleans, LA
Bank of the South, Atlanta, GA
Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro AR
Leo Castelli Gallery of Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
Cannon’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Chanel Collection, Sydney, Australia
Chanel Collection, Hong Kong, China
Chanel Collection, Toronto, Canada
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Chestnut Tower, Chicago, IL
CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder
Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
Digital Communications Associates, Alpharetta, GA
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
Entergy Foundation, Jackson, MS
The Fields Sculpture Park, Art Omi International, Ghent, NY
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Hilton Hotel, Palm Beach, FL Holland & Knight, Chicago, IL
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC
Jax Brewery Development, New Orleans, LA
First City Bank, Baton Rouge, LA
Iberia Bank, Lafayette, LA
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Lobman & Carnahan, Metairie, LA
LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio TX
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Morrison Productions, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Olin Gallery of Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Omni Hotel, Miami, FL Omnicom Hotel, New York, NY
The Paul & Lulu Hilliard Museum, Lafayette, LA
Pensacola Museum of Art, FL
Pfizer, New York, NY
Radisson Suite Hotel, New Orleans, LA
The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, New York, NY
The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
RxArt, New York, NY
Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfern, New Orleans, LA
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
Texaco, Houston, TX
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM