(British-American, b. 1985)
Born in 1985 outside of Los Angeles and grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Neumann works internationally as a visual artist. For Katrina Neumann, the idea comes before the medium and long-term project. Her post-studio practice sways in between disciplines that deals with Romanticism. Her critique of ecological issues critically turns the focus back onto the need to keep fighting for the preservation of our environment in the light of current events. By utilizing Disaster Relief Volunteering as field research, Neumann reflects on the loss of space, the destruction of environment, urban civilization, and the temporal all while toying with the ideology of time and the effects of technology.
She received her B.F.A from SUNY Purchase College and her M.F.A from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Her work has been featured in the juried-in-print exhibition New American Paintings, Radio Context, WNYC, Whurk Magazine and Berlin Art-Parasites. Her curatorial work has been reviewed in ArtNews and the New York Times. She is affiliated with Flux Factory, Elsewhere Museum, CAC Woodside, LMCC, Creative Capital, Artist Alliance Inc. and All Hands Volunteer.
Neumann is the Founder and Executive Director of Rate My Artist Residency. This growing resource provides a platform for artists to socially and critically engage in conversation about artist residencies worldwide. The website has been featured in ArtFCity, Blouin ArtInfo, Artspace, China Residencies, CMagazine, Bad at Sports, Mapping Residencies, and NYArts Magazine.
My process is intuitive and reacts to my surrounding environments and communities. I am interested in ideas of travel, changing vistas, romantic painters, nothingness, performance, wilderness, and vagabonding. I analyze the ephemeral, landscapes, urban integration of nature, culture, conversation, travel memoirs, and story telling through video, performance, and photography. I use the mediums as is or I transform them into complex installations, collages, documentations, or paintings.
I question the Sublime versus the Post-Modern Sublime, wondering if it is possible to encounter the majestic in nature today and if we can still experience the Sublime ideal of yesterday through daily inspections. This world is full of digital fuck-ups, too much, noise, buzz, zaps, bedazzlement, apathy, zipping, snapping pics, LOLz, electric zings, screen-gazing, faraway friends, inequality, not enough, monologues over dialogues, and texting over talking. I look forward to moments of silence, sun gazing, human intimacy, a breeze, the moon through the skyscrapers, awkward exchange, and clouds after a storm.
I thread through locations by way of my body, sensory, experience, and communication in search of the transcendental today as a present-day explorer and documentarian of this world.
SELECT EXHIBITION RECORD (* solo shows marked by asterisk)
Heading Southwest, Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space, New York, NY
Pick One, (harbor) / Regina Rex, New York, NY
Nothing Ever Happened, Chapter 61, New York, NY
Invisible City: Ideas City Festival, Artist Alliance Inc., Ideas City, and The New Museum, New York, NY
CURATICISM: THE GAM #3, NARS Foundation, New York, NY
Quarter Score, Post-Contemporary, Troy, NY
*der Sonnenaufgang Tours Upstate New York, Contemporary Arts Centers at Woodside, Troy, NY
YOU MADE IT!, Flux Factory Group Exhibition, Long Island City, NY
Video Snack 2, The Varick Sessions, Brooklyn, NY
*der Sonnenaufgang Tours Berlin, The WYE, Berlin, Germany
Slowness, Howard Art Projects, Boston, MA
Time Keeper, The WYE, Berlin, Germany
Hold on Her, participant, Kate Gilmore, Family Business, New York, NY
*der Sonnenaufgang Tours New York City, Flux Factory, New York, NY
1-Minute Film Festival, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
*The Pleasures of Romantic Travel, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
Letters to Home, Elsewhere, Mosaic Festival, Greensboro, NC
(collaboration with Paula Damasceno and Mary Rothlisberger)
*der Sonnenaufgang Tours Florida, Cocoa Beach, FL
*der Sonnenaufgang Tours South Carolina, Charleston, SC
*Greetings from South Carolina, hosted by INDI Berlin Magazine at The WYE, Berlin, Germany
*Pri Blan, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University, Medford, MA
(with a collaborative performance featuring Fabiola Menchelli)
FTTB (For the Time Being), 2011 Photography Annual, Boston, MA
Whistling Past the Freedom Trail, William Morris Hunt Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Videre, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA
Blight Lack, Allspace, Boston, MA
Heading Home, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY
(Collaboration with Kim Lutrell)
Make Out Party, Flux Factory, New York, NY
Everything Must Go, Flux Factory, New York, NY
Purchase Wide Open, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
*Faking it for You, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery A, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Downtown Cabaret, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY
2006-07 State University of New York Statewide Exhibition, State University Plaza, Albany, NY
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, & AWARDS
Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Residency Fellowship and Merit Award, Troy, NY
LMCC and Creative Capital, Artists Summer Institute, New York, NY
Artists Alliance Inc. and Cuchifritos Gallery, LES Studio Program Resident, New York, NY
2013 Flux Factory, Resident, Long Island City, NY
2012 – 2013 The WYE, Resident, Berlin, Germany
2012 Elsewhere Museum, Resident, Greensboro, NC
Chicago Artist’s Winter Retreat, Residency Fellowship, Chicago, IL
Karsh Prize in Photography, Award, Boston, MA
2010 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Montague International Travel Grant to Leogane, Haiti
2008 Flux Factory, Resident, New York, NY
PRESS, REVIEWS, AND RECOGNITION
Cámara, Raquel, Marta Velasco, and Pablo M. López, eds. "Information Exchange Platforms." Mapping Residencies 2015: 86. Print. <http://mappingresidencies.org/en/>.
Neumann, Katrina M., and Kind Aesthetic. "DELVE Interview: Katrina Neumann." Interview by Andrea Wenglowskyj and Sara Jones. Weblog post. DELVE. Kind Aesthetic, 14 Feb. 2015. Web.
Marsala, Helga. "Il Viaggio Di Alessandro Facente. Da Roma a New York, Indagando Pratiche Creative E Curatoriali | Artribune." Artribune. Il Messaggero.it, 13 Jan. 2015. Web. 2015.
Neumann, Katrina. "Katrina Neumann." Interview by Seth Casana. Whurk Magazine May 2014: 22-23. Print & Online. <http://www.whurk.org/issue/15/#page/22/mode/2up>.
Simon-Kennedy, Kira, and Crystal Ruth Bell. "Rate My Artist Residency China Month." China Residencies. N.p., Oct. 2013. Web. <http://www.chinaresidencies.com/news/18>.
Kenins, Laura. "Escapists and Jet-Setters: Residencies and Sustainability." C Magazine: International Contemporary Art. Autumn 2013: 8-14. C The Visual Arts Foundation. Web and Print. Toronto, Canada. <http://cmagazine.com/2013_119_kenins.htm>.
Artspace Editors. "A1 News Roundup: Must Read." Artspace: Insider Access to the World's Best Art. N.p., 19 Apr. 2013. Web. <http://www.artspace.com/magazine/news_events/4_19_13>.
Sutton, Benjamin. "In the Air – Art+Auction's Gossip Column." New Site “Rate My Artist Residency” Lets You Do Just That. N.p., 15 Apr. 2013. BlouinArtInfo. Web. <http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2013/04/15/new-site-rate-my-
Kirsch, Corrina. "A New Tell-All Website: Rate My Artist Residency." Art F City. N.p., 12 Apr. 2013. Web. <http://www.artfagcity.com/2013/04/12/a-new-tell-all-website-rate-my-artist-residency/>.
Tynes, Jordan, prod. "Slowness." Radio Context. Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 2013. Radio Context. Jordan Tynes, Jan. 2013. Web. <www.radiocontext.com>.
Nelson-Teutsch, Hannah. "Spot On The South: Social Practice Visionary Katrina Neumann Chats with BAPS about Growing up in Republican USA." Berlin Art Parasites. ArtParasites.com, 16 Dec. 2012. Web. <http://www.artparasites.com/people/spot-south-683>.
Nobrega, Diana. "Indi Berlin Presents: ‘Greetings from South Carolina’." Indi Berlin Magazine. N.p., 14 Dec. 2012. Web.
Owen, Wiliam. "Tufts Art Gallery Hosts Innovative Student Theses." Tufts Daily. Tufts University, 8 Dec. 2011. Web. <http://www.tuftsdaily.com/tufts-art-gallery-hosts-innovative-student-theses-1.2681536#.UxTTV17PY75>.
Zevitas, Steven, ed. "MFA Annual, Issue #87, Katrina Neumann." New American Paintings 2010: n. pag. Print.
Herships, Sally. "Flux the Last Party." Slideshows. WNYC. 93.9 FM, New York, New York, 12 Aug. 2008. WNYC. New York Public Radio, 12 Aug. 2008. Web. <http://www.wnyc.org/story/95068-flux/>.
Landi, Ann. "Face Up: Galerie Adler." ARTNews Oct. 2007: 218. Print.
"Purchase College School of the Arts Presents Downtown Arts Festival in New York City." The Harrison Report [Harrison] 23 Feb. 2007: n. pag. Print.
Clark, Stephanie. "Artists Asking Artists: Katrina Neumann Talks with Stephanie Clark about Grin City Collective." Interview by Katrina Neumann. Rate My Artist Residency: Artists Helping Artists. Wordpress.com, Mar. 2014. Web. <www.ratemyartistresidency.com>.
D'Arcy, Maeve. "Artists Asking Artists: Katrina Neumann Talks with Maeve D'Arcy about Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside." Interview by Katrina Neumann. Rate My Artist Residency: Artists Helping Artists. Wordpress.com, Mar. 2014. Web. <www.ratemyartistresidency.com>.
The Wanderer Project: A Worldwide Collaboration with 50 Artists. 1st ed. Online: Blurb.com, 2014. Print. A Photography Collection.
"Jacobus Capone: Qualia." Introduction. Qualia. Perth, Australia: Moana Art Projects, 2013. 3. Print.
Witt, Sarah. "Artists Asking Artists: Katrina Neumann Talks with Sarah Witt on the Banff Centre Thematic Residency (amongst Other Things)." Interview by Katrina Neumann. Rate My Artist Residency. Soundcloud.com, New York, New York, Aug. 2013. Radio.
Raszyk, Andrzej, and Nuno Vicente. "5 Qs :: Culturia." Interview by Katrina Neumann. Rate My Artist Residency: Artists Helping Artists. Wordpress.com, May 2013. Web. <www.ratemyartistresidency.com>.
Rate My Artist Residency. Wordpress.com, 3 Jan. 2013. Web. <www.ratemyartistresidency.com>. Founder and Chief Editor of start-up website about residencies and artist opportunities. Berlin, Germany.
The Pleasures of Romantic Travel. Ed. Rosen Andrea. Online: Blurb.com, 2012. Print. Collaboration with Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
"Dear David, Haiti Is a Place, Not a Word." Gnome Magazine Sept. 2011: n. pag. Web. <www.gnomemag.com>. Boston, Massachusetts.
GUEST LECTURES , WORKSHOPS, and PANEL DISCUSSIONS
GETTING A YES!, A workshop on tips to applying and getting money as an artist from a local, national, and international level, in collaboration with Kira Simon-Kennedy (China Residencies) and Jodi Waynberg (Artists Alliance Inc.), Makeshift Society, Brooklyn, NY
CURATICISM: THE GAM #3, a Spoken Words Exhibition about displacement as intersection, curated by Alessandro Facente with artists Magali Duzant, Katrina Neumann, Yvonne C Roth, Knutte Wester, and curator Tina Kukielski, NARS Foundation, New York, NY
Savannah College of Art and Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, Drawing and Painting Department, Savannah, GA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture and Post-Baccalaureate Critiques, Professional Practices, Boston, Massachusetts, 01/27
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, Graduate Professional Practices, Boston, Massachusetts, 01/28
CUNY Lehman College, Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Introduction to Painting, New York, New York 04/17
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Artist Lecture, BFA Majors/Minors Class, Clarion, Pennsylvania, 10/04
2010 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Drawing Course, Visiting Artist Lecture, Boston, Massachusetts, 03/10
Strange Oasis (Assistant Curator and Organizer), Pablo Helguera, Kent Fine Art, New York, New York
Pushing Boundaries, Heide Fasnacht, Yulia Pinkusevich, & Dannielle Tegeder, (Assistant Curator and Organizer), Kent Fine Art, New York, New York
2011 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Open Studios (Primary founder, curator, coordinator), Boston, Massachusetts
Face Up, (Assistant curator), Galerie Adler, New York, New York
Miniaturizing Modernism: Richard Pettibone Paints the Neuberger’s Rickey Collection, (Assistant curator, museum program education development, part of Museum Studies course with Tracey Fitzpatrick), Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York
2005 Cyclone, Solo Exhibition of Melissa Kuntz, (Curator), Galerie Europa, Reston, Virginia
PHILANTHROPY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
All Hands Volunteer, Disaster Relief, Staten Island, New York
AHA GRANT, Rate My Artist Residency, A financial need-based grant created through crowdfunding to allow artists the chance to attend a residency without restriction, United States-based
Clarion University, Curriculum Committee and Senior Projects Adviser
Orlando Museum of Art, Museum Education Volunteer
2011 All Hands Volunteer, Disaster Relief, Roaming Photographer and Painting Project Leader, Leogane, Haiti
2010 School of the Museum of Fine Arts in New Orleans Louisiana, Disaster Relief, New Orleans, Louisiana
2012 Master of Fine Art Studio Art
Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts
2008 Bachelor of Fine Art Painting and Drawing, cum laude
State University of New York Purchase College
2003 – 2005 Bachelor of Fine Art Theater and Painting
Clarion University of Pennsylvania