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 relocated 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 Jonathan Ferrara 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. Currently, her studio is in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, at Industry City.