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Michael Neff

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Birthplace
Seattle, WA

Birth year
1976

Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
New York, NY

Website

Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), 2004, BFA

Tags
sculpture, conceptual, graffiti/street-art, abstract, photography, installation, pop

CV

Born Seattle, WA
Works in New York, NY


EDUCATION

2004
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
BFA in Photography with a concentration in Printmaking


EXHIBITIONS

2013
Postcards From The Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Suspended Forest, Public installation, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
TWO, curated by Ben Beres, Joe Bar Art, Seattle, WA

2012
Quick-Frozen, Short-Lived, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (solo)
Discarded Christmas Trees, Public installation, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
Michael Neff, solo exhibition, Violet Strays, Seattle, WA
The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY (catalog)
Small Works, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Prints 2012/Winter, International Print Center New York, NY
New Prints 2011, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin
Published by the Artist, curated by Brad Ewing and Katie Michel, International Print Center New York, NY

2011
New Prints 2011/Autumn, International Print Center New York, NY
Light Leaks, curated by Ben Beres, Joe Bar Art, Seattle, WA

2010
Show Me Some Skin...Prints from New York City and Beyond, SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Structured, curated by Jeff Bergman, Spattered Columns, New York, NY
The Graphic Unconscious, Philagrafika 2010, University of Philadelphia, PA
Mark, Remarque, Southern Graphics Council Conference 2010, Philadelphia, PA
New Prints 2010/Winter, International Print Center New York, NY
Offcut, curated by Erik Hougen, SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009
The Love Show, curated by Jethro Rebollar, Spread Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Brighten Life, Get Ahead, Hana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2007
Gawker Artists, curated by Liz Dimmit, Gawker Artists, New York, NY

2006
2006 RISD Biennial, curated by Robert Storr, Exit Art, New York, NY (catalog)

2005
Distilled, curated by Michael Neff, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

2004-2005
Michael Neff, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI (solo)

2004
Structure, Gallery Katz, Boston, MA
Senior Invitational, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Selected, curated by Sara Agniel, The First Baptist Church in America, Providence, RI
Suburban Clones, Plasma Gallery, Providence, RI
Inaugural Invitational, Umbrella Gallery, Providence, RI
Squandered Knowledge, The Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI

2003
Michael Neff, Windsor Gallery, Providence, RI (solo)
Printmaking Biennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2002
Photography Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI


AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

2012
Commission, Rahway Culture Crawl, Rahway Arts Council, NJ
Vermont Studio Center Grant
Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2010
Publishing fellowship, Marginal Editions, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Publishing fellowship, Marginal Editions, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Publishing fellowship, Marginal Editions, Brooklyn, NY
Winner, JetBlue Point of View photo contest

2006
Artist talk, 2006 RISD Biennial, Exit Art, New York, NY


PRESS

Boyette, Chris. "Treecycling for Art." Web log post. FREEwilliamsburg. N.p., 10 Jan. 2012.

Brown, Brice, and Mark Shortliffe, eds. "Michael Neff — Photographs." The Sienese Shredder 4 (2010): 246-47. Print.

Chaurand, Jose Antonio, ed. "Estante Para Bicicletas David Byrne." La Tempestad Design Special Winter (2010): 68-69. Print.

"Craft + Creative: Michael Neff —   Artist, Photographer, Seattleite." Interview by Doug Zanger. Audio blog post. Advertising Week Social Club. N.p., 4 Mar. 2011.

Del Signore, John. "Video: Dead Christmas Trees Lynched Under BQE, For Art." Web log post. Gothamist. N.p., 9 Jan. 2012.

Dobkin, Jake. Web log post. STREETSY. N.p., 16 Jan. 2013.

Duray, Dan. "Artist Hangs Discarded Christmas Trees Under the BQE." Web log post. GalleristNY. N.p., 9 Jan. 2013.

Galperina, Marina. "Parting Shot." Web log post. ANIMAL. N.p., 11 Jan. 2012.

Hogarty, Dave. "Brooklyn Air Fresheners; Chocolate Factory Heats Up." Web log post. Curbed NY. N.p., 9 Jan. 2012.

Martiesian, Paula. "Creative Energy Fuels RISD/NY." RISD XYZ Fall (2012): 54. Print.

"Michael Neff: Suspended Forest." Web log post. Art in Odd Places. N.p., 15 Jan. 2013.

"Michael Neff's Amazing Chalk Art and Photography." Interview by Lizaio. Web log post. This Blog Rules. N.p., 5 Jan. 2011.

Oh, Inae. "Michael Neff Collects Dead Christmas Trees Under BQE For Art (VIDEO)." Web log post. The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 10 Jan. 2012.

Pham, Diane. "Old Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners." Web log post. Inhabitat. N.p., 28 Dec. 2012.

Schiller, Marc. "Shit We’re Diggin: Michael Neff’s Suspended Forrest." Web log post. Wooster Collective. N.p., 16 Jan. 2013.

Shute, Varick. "Portfolio: The Night Shadow." Web log post. Urban Omnibus. The Architectural League NY, 18 Jan. 2011.

Silander, Liisa, ed. "Conversations." RISD XYZ Fall (2012): 5. Print.

"Street Art Chalk Series by Michael Neff." Web log post. Abstract Graffiti – Outstanding Graffiti Pictures. N.p., 15 Feb. 2008.

Turco, Bucky. "Artist Turns Discarded Christmas Trees Into "Suspended Forest"" Web log post. ANIMAL. N.p., 9 Jan. 2013.

Twilley, Nicola. "Image of the Day: Night Shadows." Web log post. GOOD Magazine. N.p., 19 Jan. 2011.

Viveros-Fauné, Christian. "Hurricane Sandy and the Future of the New York Art World." The Village Voice [New York] 14 Nov. 2012: n. pag.

Zimmer, Lori. "Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners." Web log post. Inhabitat New York City. N.p., 26 Dec. 2012.


SLIDE REGISTRIES

The Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Local Artists, Artists Space, New York, NY


COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Recent Exhibits

Michael Neff participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 First Last: RISD Alumni Show
Park Life
 
Jan, 2012 New Prints 2012/Winter
IPCNY International Print Center New York
 
Jan, 2012 New Prints 2011
Visual Arts Center - University of Texas
 
Nov, 2011 New Prints 2011/Autumn
IPCNY International Print Center New York
 
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