Photograph by Rain EMBUSCADO © 2017
Born outside of Los Angeles and grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. in Virginia, Neumann works as a graphic designer, web designer, and communications specialist. 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. After post-grad she has attended many professional development seminars, fellowships, and workshops to continue learning and keeping up-to-date with the changing digital landscape.
The primary grounding of her work over the past 10 years has been in communications for galleries, small businesses, nonprofits, and creatives, honing a skillset that includes copywriting; project and event management; graphic design; word animation; environmental design; website development; UX/UI design; online, in print, and social media marketing and management; digital strategy; press relations; client relations; internal communications management; data analytics and analysis; and photography/videography with post-production editing software and Adobe Creative Suites. Through founding two companies, Neumann has produced and performed public speaking engagements; panel discussions; interviews; pitch decks; professional coach; been invited to attend and speak at conferences; and workshops.
Neumann founded Rate My Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany in 2013. 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, Happening Media, Artsy, and NYArts Magazine.
She is currently working on a new iteration of Rate My Artist Residency and RU Opportunities with Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria of Residency Unlimited and Kira Simon-Kennedy of China Residencies called Rivet. Rivet is a website to make searching for and applying to residencies, incubators, fellowships and open calls easier and more open. Read about it on Artsy here & here.
Her artwork has been featured in the juried-in-print exhibition New American Paintings, Radio Context, WNYC, Whurk Magazine, and Berlin Art-Parasites and exhibited internationally. Her curatorial work has been reviewed in ArtNews, Hyperallergic, The Hudson Review, Artsy, Artnet, The Fader, and the New York Times. She is affiliated with Flux Factory, Elsewhere Museum, CAC Woodside, LMCC, Creative Capital, Artist Alliance Inc., Ideas City, All Hands Volunteer, NEW INC. at the New Museum, Kate Spade & Company Foundation, and Made in New York Media Center by IFP through various projects.