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Michael Neff
updated: 06/25/2010
website: www.michaelneff.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Behind MoMA: 54th Between 5th and 6th, New York, NY
West 11th Street, New York, NY
Desk and Tree, University Place, New York, NY
Bike Rack, West 9th Street Between 5th and 6th, New York, NY
16th Street between 7th and 8th, New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Harvard and Mercer, Seattle, WA
Behind Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
Bothell, WA
Off Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA
16th Street Between 9th and 10th, New York, NY
West 11th Between 6th and 7th, New York, NY
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  urban, conceptual, optical, public, site-specific
 
 
Behind MoMA: 54th Between 5th and 6th, New York, NY by Michael Neff
Behind MoMA: 54th Between 5th and 6th, New York, NY
C-Print
2008
Dimensions variable
West 11th Street, New York, NY by Michael Neff
West 11th Street, New York, NY
C-Print
2007
Dimensions variable
Desk and Tree, University Place, New York, NY by Michael Neff
Desk and Tree, University Place, New York, NY
C-Print
2007
Dimensions variable
Bike Rack, West 9th Street Between 5th and 6th, New York, NY by Michael Neff
Bike Rack, West 9th Street Between 5th and 6th, New York, NY
C-Print
2007
Dimensions variable
16th Street between 7th and 8th, New York, NY by Michael Neff
16th Street between 7th and 8th, New York, NY
C-Print
2009
Dimensions variable
San Francisco, CA by Michael Neff
San Francisco, CA
C-Print
2007
Dimensions variable
Harvard and Mercer, Seattle, WA by Michael Neff
Harvard and Mercer, Seattle, WA
C-Print
2010
Dimensions variable
Behind Western Bridge, Seattle, WA by Michael Neff
Behind Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
C-Print
2010
Dimensions variable
Bothell, WA by Michael Neff
Bothell, WA
C-Print
2007
Dimensions variable
Off Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA by Michael Neff
Off Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA
C-Print
2007
Dimensions variable
16th Street Between 9th and 10th, New York, NY by Michael Neff
16th Street Between 9th and 10th, New York, NY
C-Print
2008
Dimensions variable
West 11th Between 6th and 7th, New York, NY by Michael Neff
West 11th Between 6th and 7th, New York, NY
C-Print
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
The Night Shadow project was born of an attempt to share a phenomenon I find beautiful. In my travels through the city at night I was constantly encountering  thought-provoking shapes projected on streets and sidewalks that were cast by the lights we keep on at night. In an attempt to both draw attention to and temporarily preserve these projections I began outlining their contours in chalk. Chalk, like the shadows themselves, is a fugitive material. At times these drawing have lasted two years, in many cases they are washed away the next morning. I began making photographs of the completed pieces in an attempt to further share these short lived installations and my appreciation for the beauty of the night.

This project is an ongoing series of chalk-outlined shadows at night around the US in cities like New York, San Francisco, Seattle and small towns in Oregon and California and began in earnest in March of 2006.

Artist Bio / CV
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO
2004-2005
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2003
Windsor Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

TWO-PERSON
2010
Offcut
SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2004
Squandered Knowledge
The Red Eye Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

GROUP
2010
Structured
Spattered Columns, New York, NY

The Graphic Unconscious
Philagrafika 2010, University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mark, Remarque
Southern Graphics Council Conference 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New Prints 2010/Winter
International Print Center New York, New York

2007
Gawker Artists curated by Liz Dimmit

2006
2006 RISD Biennial curated by Robert Storr
Exit Art, New York, New York

Collective Number 9
3rd Floor Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2005
Borders to Bridges
Kings College, New York, New York

Distilled curated by Michael Neff
Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, New York

2004
Structure
Gallery Katz, Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Invitational
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

Borders to Bridges
Kings College, New York, New York

Selected curated by Sara Agniel
The First Baptist Church in America, Providence, Rhode Island

Suburban Clones
Plasma Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

Inaugural Invitational
Umbrella Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2003
Printmaking Biennial
Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2002
Photography Triennial
Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island


SELECTED AWARDS
2007
Winner, JetBlue Point of View photo contest


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Abstract Grafitti, Black Letter Literary Magazine, Feed Speak, Gawker Artists, New York Post, Noisy Decent Graphics, NowPublic, The Sienese Shredder, Soho Joural


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

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Liberal arts studies