A life-long artist, self-taught artist Kristen Neveu paints to clear her head and calm anxiety.
Her mixed media paintings combine acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, pencil and paper. Americana, nostalgia, and tributes to nature are threaded into the work, creating patterned abstract storybooks reminiscent of maps and the flow of musical patterns.
Also skilled in photography, Kristen’s work experience includes Getty Images, Wire Images, Warner Bros. and educational publishing. She paints most evenings and weekends as an outlet from her day-to-day jobs.
Neveu was born in West Point, NY, while her dad was in the U.S. Army’s Military Academy band. She was raised in Indiana and Iowa. She graduated from The University of Iowa with degrees in Communication Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Since college, she’s lived in Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Evanston.
Selected gallery exhibitions include The Saw Room @ The Alley Gallery, Swell Gallery, Polvo, Tony Fitzpatrick’s Adventureland Gallery, Judith Racht Gallery, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Barnsdall Art Gallery in Los Angeles, and Woman Made Gallery. In August 2019, Neveu exhibits new paintings at James May Gallery in Algoma,WI.
Kristen’s paintings are in the collections of actor Michael Shannon, comedian Joel McHale, playwright Rebecca Gilman, and many other art lovers.