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b. 1975, USA

Elizabeth Neel Biography

Elizabeth Neel’s paintings and sculptures blur relationships between architecture and the body, memory and action. Drawn from specific, real world subject matter–from anonymous images sourced from the Internet to found objects–Neel’s ‘fictive situations’ trace excavations of life, along with its contamination through death and decay. While ostensibly abstract, Neel’s paintings have an uncanny insistence on the representational residue of mark making. Her smears and punctuations of tape hint towards the reconstructive narrative potential of abstraction. Her sculptural assemblages extend the sensibility of perspective and proximity between disparate gestures into three dimensions, using a diverse array of materials including clay, wood, wax, tape, inkjet prints and found objects. Through stimulating relationships between her paintings and sculptures Neel returns to architecture as a narrative tool for framing objects and images.

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Elizabeth Neel (b. 1975) currently lives and works in New York. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: Tangled on the Serpent Chair, Mary Boone Gallery (2018); Claw Hammer, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects (2017); Vulture and Chicks, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2016); Lobster with Shell Game, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects (2015); The People, the Park, the Ornament, Pilar Corrias, London (2014); 3 and 4 before 2 and 5, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York (2013); Routes and Pleasures, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects (2012); Sphinx Ditch, Pilar Corrias, London (2011); Leopard Complex, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York (2011); Stick Season, curated by Fionn Meade at SculptureCenter, New York (2010). Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Victoria Miro, London (2018); Moore Building, presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Miami Beach (2017); Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai (2016); Howick Place, London (2014); Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York (2014); STUDIOLO, Zurich (2012); Cluj Museum, Cluji-Napoca (2012); Prague Biennale 5 (2011); and Mother’s Tank Station, Dublin (2011).

Text courtesy Pilar Corrias.

Elizabeth Neel Featured Artworks

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Dominion by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelDominion, 2019Acrylic on canvas
182.9 x 114.3 cm
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Herald by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelHerald, 2019Acrylic on canvas
243.8 x 165.1 cm
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Minor Gods by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelMinor Gods, 2018Acrylic on canvas
124.5 x 96.5 cm
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Fevered Days by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelFevered Days, 2018Acrylic on canvas
193 x 348 cm
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Velvet Head by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelVelvet Head, 2018Acrylic on canvas
266.7 x 200.7 cm
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Flitted Seed by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelFlitted Seed, 2019Acrylic on canvas
200.7 x 175.3 cm
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Nightjars and Allies by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelNightjars and Allies, 2019Acrylic on canvas
200.7 x 617.2 cm
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Rapid Buckling of the Loud Song by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelRapid Buckling of the Loud Song, 2018Acrylic on canvas
152 x 610 cm
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Elizabeth Neel Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Elizabeth Neel, Nightjars and Allies at Pilar Corrias, London
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30 May–29 June 2019 Elizabeth Neel Nightjars and Allies Pilar CorriasLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Surface Work at Victoria Miro, London
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11 April–19 May 2018 Group Exhibition Surface Work Victoria MiroWharf Road, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Surface Work at Victoria Miro, London
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11 April–16 June 2018 Group Exhibition Surface Work Victoria MiroMayfair, London

Elizabeth Neel Represented By

Pilar Corrias contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Pilar Corrias London

Elizabeth Neel In Related Press

Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show Related Press Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show 15 April 2018, The Guardian

There are certain shows that change one's sense of art. Surface Work is one of them. Spread across two sites, it is nothing less than an anthology of abstract painting spanning an entire century, from early constructivism to post-digital sampling, in which every work holds its own and every work is by a woman. This is a rare and historic event....

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