GWNZ Fellowship, 2019

Evangeline Riddiford-Graham

Evangeline is studying for a Masters in Fine Art at the New School, New York City

Evangeline is a writer and artist, primarily based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Her research explores persona, gender, power and mythology through performance-based poetry and mixed media.

Evangeline has exhibited in Berlin and New York, and with The Physics Room, Artspace, and The Adam Art Gallery in New Zealand. Her poetry and prose has been published by Un Magazine, Takahē, Sport, SWAMP, Hamster, Minarets (upcoming), and by Otago University Press.

In September 2018, Evangeline will begin a two-year Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at The New School, New York City, for which she has been awarded a Provost’s Scholarship. Her previous academic accolades include First Class Honours at the University of Auckland (BA-BFA), and Masters by Thesis Award for her MA in Creative Writing at the Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington. While at the IML, she co-edited its annual journal Kapohau|Turbine. In 2017, Evangeline published her first chapbook of poetry, Ginesthoi (Hard Press, NZ), a sequence which contrasts linear historical narratives with the ‘whiplash’ of lived experience’s pluralities. Her recent solo exhibitions include Look out, Fred! (Enjoy Gallery, 2017) and La Belle Dame avec les Mains Vertes (RM Gallery, 2018).

Read about Evangeline’s progress since receiving the GWNZ Fellowship