Margaret Evangeline is a contemporary painter, sculptor, and installation artist living and working in New York City. Growing up in Louisiana, Evangeline was immersed in a southern culture, which has contributed to her career as a contemporary artist. While the practice of painting remained an active passion for Evangeline, her family was growing quickly and she raised her three children while moving around the US before settling in New Orleans. It was there that Evangeline’s nascent artistic career took root. By 1978 she had become the first female recipient of an MFA in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans. In 1992 Evangeline had her first show in New York City, a solo exhibition curated by Elizabeth Moore Fine Arts in conjunction with Res Nova Gallery, a recent New Orleans transplant at the time. The exhibition was well received and went on to garner a particularly insightful review by Eleanor Heartney in Art in America. This experience had a profound effect on Evangeline and ultimately led her to permanently relocate to New York, where she continues to live and work today.