Eileen Neff
Adjunct Professor
MFA, Tyler School of Art
BFA, Philadelphia College of Art
BA, Temple University

Having formally studied literature and painting, I’ve been working exclusively with photography and photo/installations since 1980. My recent solo exhibitions include the Locks Gallery, Philadelphia (2010, 2009, 2004, 2001) and Bruce Silverstein/20, New York, N.Y. (2008). In 2007, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia exhibited a 15 year retrospective of my work, which traveled to the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland, and to the Weatherspoon Museum in North Carolina in 2009. Other individual installations include the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia; the Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh,Pa.; Artists Space, N.Y.; and P.S. 1, N.Y.

I’ve been in numerous group exhibitions and have lectured about my work at several art institutions, including the Graduate Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania, Maryland Institute College of Art and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. I’ve been the recipient of several awards in photography, including the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Leeway Foundation Grant. I’ve been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Art Colony, New Hampshire and La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France, From 1989 – 2002, I wrote reviews for Artforum International and I continue to write independently.

My work is included in several collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Art in Embassies, the Dietrich Foundation.

Corporation Art Collection and Banco Espirito (Lisbon, Portugal).

I'm currently teaching in both the BFA and MFA programs at the University of the Arts. I also teach at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where I’m a graduate critic.

Between Us exhibit
Locks Gallery
Art in America review
Eileen Neff: Photographs
Lawrence Oliver Gallery review  

Class Schedule, Spring 2016

T01:00PM - 05:20PMThe Artists' Manifesto

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