Portfolio

Carol Neiger

I am a painter and printmaker living near Chicago, Illinois. I love nature and being outdoors, so I work in my sketchbook as a catalyst for my paintings, often painting on location and creating the final works in the studio. My painting style is somewhere between representational and abstract. I see colors where others do not, I find patterns everywhere–in both nature and human creations.

I am interested in how our past experiences influence how we see. Memories are fuzzy and jumbled together in our minds, but they leave an impression that marks us forever and impacts how we see. As we move through spaces we sense familiarity even in places we have never been before. Our memories reinforce our visual impressions and carry meaning with them. My landscapes strive to trigger the viewer’s memories of lived experience.

Email: carol@carolneiger.com

Website: carolneiger.com

Instagram: carollezbergneiger

EDUCATION
School of the Art Institute of Chicago/BFA
University of Cincinnati, Department of Art and Architecture
Ox-Bow School of Art
Evanston Art Center/Continuing Education
Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation
Iris Art Centre, Athens, Greece

EXHIBITIONS
2020 11th Anniversary Show Create in Place, Water Street Studios
2019 Dear Earth, Woman Made Gallery
2019 Evanston Made Group Show, Evanston Art Center
2019 Expressions of Defiance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
2018 24th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center
2018 What We Carry, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
2018 JACC Group Show, Milwaukee Hillel, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 Reunion II: Members’ Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Voices of Wisdom, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL
2015 As You Like It Gallery, Evanston, IL
2015 Studio//Shift, Flipside: Where Art Rules, at Botti Gallery, Evanston, IL
2015 Made in Evanston, Noyes Street Cultural Center, Evanston, IL
2015 Woman Made Gallery: Feminism (n.): Plural
2014 Earth + Air, Group Exhibition, Hevanston Gallery, Evanston, IL
2014 Studio//Shift, Group Exhibition at Botti Gallery, Evanston, IL
2009-2012 Spring Print Show, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2004-2010 Group Exhibitions, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2005-2008 Bare Walls Benefit Auction, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2006 Form Follows Function, Lucid Artist cooperative Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Metamorphosis, Phuture Art, Chicago, IL
2005 Under the Influence…, The Lucid Artist Cooperative Gallery, Evanston, IL
2005 Art with a View, The Lucid Artist Cooperative Gallery, Chicago, IL

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS
2015 Midwest Jewish Artists Lab at Spertus, Chicago, IL

PUBLISHED WORKS
2021 Out of the Narrows: The Artists’ Haggadah

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
Jewish Art Salon, New York
Jewish Artists Collective Chicago
Chicago Artists’ Coalition