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Artist Patrick Neal

Patrick Neal

Long Island City
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About

American   —   NYC based curator, arts writer, painter is a 2018 NYFA Artist Fellowship recipient in painting. His solo show, "Peyrelebade: Patrick Neal Paintings" opened at the Oresman Gallery, Smith College in October 2019. Neal’s work has been included in recent group shows: "Lost in Isolation", curated by Void Collective, "Drawn Down", Joyce Goldstein Gallery, "Be Still Life", Geoffrey Young Gallery and "The Still Life Show", Park Place Gallery. Neal organized the recent exhibitons: "Up With People" at Joyce Goldstein Gallery, "Night Regulation" at Radiator Gallery and co-curated "Anthophile: Men Who Paint Flowers" at Platform Project Space. He is a contributing writer for Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint and Whitehot Magazine and has written artist monographs notably for Tether Arts Journal. Neal served as a visiting critic at New Jersey City University, The College of Saint Rose, Residency Unlimited, The School of Visual Arts and New York Studio School. He holds an MFA from Yale University, a BS from The College of Saint Rose and has attended Skowhegan, Yale Norfolk and NY Studio School. His work is included in the inaugural edition of the new online literary arts journal Exquisite Pandemic, founded by author Rick Whitaker. Recent press includes “In Long Island City, Local Artists Go Big and Bold” in Hyperallergic by Alissa Guzman and “ArtBeat Report” on The Bill Newman Show on WHMP Radio by Donnabelle Casis. "I create still life paintings that exist as reference points for musing on the creation of artworks themselves. I select objects based on their sensuality, texture and immediate visual appeal and I accentuate the materiality of the objects when I paint them. I hope to demonstrate my mind and body at work in the creative process and I try to convey how I see, think and navigate around a setup to understand it. My props are diaristic materials gleaned from travels to, from and within the studio; found objects, snapshots, tracings, sketches or aspects of the books, words and notes I am reading and writing about. My paintings have increasingly emphasized the process of their own making and materiality as I experiment with new mediums like spray paint, magic marker, glitter, nail polish and stencil. I collect, artificial flowers, fabric, recycled packaging materials, glass and paper and snippets of photos and written pages and I recycle my own drawings and cast-off detritus. This ephemera triggers visceral, sensual responses and acts as thought-starters with which to investigate a variety of subjects whether personal, art historical, topical or the physicality and plasticity of the given mediums I'm using."

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Reis Studios
43-01 22nd Street Studio 216, Queens, NY 11101

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