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Curriculum Vitae


B. 1976. Wales, UK
 


Education

2017           

PhD Painting (by project)

Royal College of Art. London 

2000          

MFA. Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design. London

1999          

BFA (Hons) Painting

University of  Gloucestershire. UK

1998          

Erasmus Scholarship. Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. France

Museum & Public Institution Exhibitions

2016   GrantWood Fellowship. University of Iowa Museum of Art. IA

2015          

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

ICA. London

2014          

John Moores Painting Prize. Walker Art Gallery. Liverpool, UK

2007        

Jerwood Contemporary Painters. Jerwood Space. London &

The Lowry. Manchester, UK 

2005        

Extreme Abstraction.The Albright-Knox. Buffalo, NY

Can Buildings Curate. Architectural Association. London & Storefront for Art & Architecture. New York, NY

2005        

Flourish. Moravia Museum. Brno, Czech Republic

The Nature of Things. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. UK

2004          

Landscape Confection. Curated by Helen Molesworth; Wexner Center for the Arts. Columbus, OH & 

Contemporary Art Museum. Houston, TX & Orange County Museum of Art, CA

2004        

Expander. Royal Academy of Arts

London

                

   

Awards, Fellowships & Residencies

2020

Arts Itoya. Artist Residency

Takeo, Japan

 

2018           

Stuart-Artist-in-Residence. South Dakota State University. SD

2017          

Yaddo. Artist Residency. NY

MASS MoCA Studios. Artist Residency. MA

2016           

XL Catlin Art Prize. UK (finalist)

2015-16      

Grant Wood Painting Fellowship 

University of Iowa. IA

 

2014           

John Moores Painting Prize UK

(exhibition)

2007         

Jerwood Contemporary Painters. UK 

(joint prize winner)

            

University of Nevada Las Vegas 

Artist residency. NV

2004           

British Council Award to Artists

 

Wales Art International Grant

2001          

Virginia Centre for the Creative 

Arts. Artist Residency. VA

 

One & Two Person Exhibitions

2021

Ruffin Gallery

University of Virginia. VA

2020

Therbligs. Arts Itoya

Takeo, Japan

2019

Transfers (On The Margin)

Neal Rock & Augustine Carr

Transition Gallery. London

2018

Herm 0918. Ritz Gallery. South Dakota State University. SD

 

2015          

Herm 0515. Galerie Particulière / Foucher-Biousse. Paris, France

2014          

Herm 0714. Loudhailer 

Los Angeles, CA

2012          

Velum. Kunstverein Heppenheim. Germany

2010          

Fanestra and Other Works. Mihai Nicodim Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2009          

Fanestra & Other Works. The New Art Gallery Walsall. UK

2006          

Neal Rock. Torch Gallery 

Amsterdam. Holland

Pingere Triptych. Grand Arts. Kansas City, MO 

Hydan Project. fa projects. London 

2005          

Faith Culture. Kontainer Gallery 

Los Angeles, CA

2004          

Work from the Polari Range

Henry Urbach Architecture. New York, NY

2003          

Work from the Polari Range

fa projects. London 

 

 

Group Exhibitions 

2019

Assemble. Collyer Bristow Gallery

London, UK

2018        

Emerge. Fulcrum Arts Pasadena. CA

2017          

Mardi Gras Requiem. Project Space Plus Gallery. Lincoln, UK

2016        

Perfectionism III. Griffin Gallery  

London

                  

Catlin Art Prize 2016 

Newcastle/London Projects. UK

El Dorado. Horatio Jr Gallery 

London

                  

Polymer. Fold Gallery. London

2014        

Herm# 0714. Post Gallery 

Los Angeles

                 

(Detail). H Space. Bankok, Thailand & Transition Gallery. London

Curated by Andrew Bracey

Tender Buttons. RCA Hockney Gallery. London. Curated with David Cyrus Smith

                  

Fleursdumal. Lion & Lamb Gallery & Charlie Smith Gallery London 

Curated by Dolly Thompsett

Greece. LBCC Gallery. Long Beach, Ca. Curated by Habib Kheradyar

2013        

Beautiful Objects. A & D Projects. Liverpool, UK


Dream(Land). Jail Gallery

Los Angeles

                 

London Art Projects. Edel Assanti Gallery. London

2012        

Happening. LACE. Los Angeles

Lethic. Neal Rock & Philipp Haager. Strzelski Gallery. Stuttgart

              

2011        

By Chromed Hooves It Travels Now. Annie Wharton Art & Video 

Los Angeles

Synthetic Real. Edel Assanti Gallery

London

2010         

Desire is a Golden Carrot

The Albion. London

                 

The Manchester Contemporary

Mermaid & Monster. UK

A Harmonious Mix of Objects. Mihai Nicodim Gallery. Los Angeles

               

07/05/10. Post Gallery. Los Angeles

2009         

I've Watered a Horseshoe As If Were A Flower. Mihai Nicodim Gallery

Los Angeles 

                 

Art LA International Art Fair. Mihai Nicodim Gallery. Los Angeles

Seduction of Blossom. Long Beach City College Art Gallery. Long Beach. California

2008         

Mermaid & Monster. Contemporary Art Society. London

Open Space. Art Cologne. Curated by Dan Hug. Kontainer Gallery. Cologne

                 

Dream(Land). Jail Gallery

Los Angeles


2007          

The Lucifer Effect. Curated by Gordon Cheung. Gallery Primo Alonso. London


Get It Louder. Curated by Newbetter & the British Council - 
Guangzhou, Shanghai & Beijing,

China 
                 

Near Dark. (Curated) Donna Beam Gallery. Las Vegas, Nevada
 
2006         

Can Buildings Curate. Galerie Lucy Mackintosh. Switzerland


Dubai. Kontainer Gallery

Los Angeles


Gastrophoria. Pump House Gallery London. Curated by Andreas Leventis

2005        

Art Basel Miami. Henry Urbach Architecture. Miami, Florida

 

Rudiments of Ornamental Composition. LOT. Bristol


Group Show. Rodolphe Janssen Gallery. Brussels


The Armory Show. Henry Urbach Architecture. New York


Air Borne. Henry Urbach Architecture. New York
               

2004        

Paradisiaco. DomoBaal. London
                 

Art Basel Miami. Henry Urbach Architecture. Miami, Florida


Live Forever or Die Trying. Curated by Twan Janssen. Torch gallery 

Amsterdam
                 

Pleasure Garden. Nottingham Castle & Art Gallery. Nottingham


Tonight. Studio Voltaire. London


Cinderella. Tower Bridge Business Complex. London


Collezione1. Isabella Brancolini Contemporary -
Curated by Stephen Hepworth

Florence. Italy


…but not as we know it. Co-curated with Deirdre King. Kontainer. Los Angeles


Eyeful. Millais Gallery. Southampton
                 

One Day. Corridor Gallery

Reykjavik. Iceland

2003        

Painting Practices. (curated)

77 gallery. London


Temporary Fiction. (curated) Transition gallery. London


…but not as we know it. (co-curated with Deirdre King). APT  London


Physical World. APT  London


Growth Company. With Hillary Bleecker. Kontainer Gallery 

Los Angeles

2002        

Painting Class. Lethaby Gallery

London

    
2001          

Schism. Pelican House. London
  
2000          

Young Wales V. Royal Cambrian Academy. North Wales


Collections


Public & Private Collections in Europe and USA, Including:

Akzo Nobel Art Foundation. Holland

Beth Rudin DeWoody collection

USA

                 

Block Museum of Art. USA

Neuberger Berman.  USA


Zabludowicz Collection.  UK
                 
                 



 

Bibliography

2015         

What Is [A] Painting in the 21st Century? Eclectic Magazine. Dec 30th 2015. By Damilola  Oshilaja

​2014      

Michael Freeman in Conversation with Neal Rock. Turps Banana #14. July issue 2014

2012      

Synthetic Real @ Edel Assanti Gallery, London. Art Review. Issue 57, March 2012. By J.J. Charlesworth

2009      

What, The Devil? District Magazine Long Beach. Wed Feb 18th. By Theo Douglas

2008      

Seeking Solace in Another World. LA Times. May 27th. By Jessica Porter​

2007        

Darkness on the Edge of Town. Las Vegas City Life. 25th Jan. By Jarret Keene​


2006      

Architectural Splatter Art Review. May Issue. By Payam Sharifi​


2005      

The Rudiments of Ornamental Composition. Art Monthly Issue 286 2005 BySarah James
               

Can Buildings Curate. Art Review. April Issue 2005. By Jay Merrick
               

Landscape Confection. Columbus Dispatch. Feb 6th. By Christopher Yates


Candy-Land. American Vogue March 2005. By Nico Israel


Neal Rock at Kontainer Gallery. LA Times. 19th March 2005

By Holly Myers​


2004        

Neal Rock. Gulliver Magazine. May Issue
               

Rock Garden. Tank Magazine. Spring Issue
               

Neal Rock & Erik Schmid At Henry Urbach Architecture. New York Times. April 19th


Work From the Polari Range. A-N Magazine. Feb issue. By John Deller
             

Living off The Wall .Independent Education Supplement. Jan issue.

By Catherine Nixey


Neal Rock at fa projects.The Independent. 13th Jan.

By Sue Hubbard​


2003        

Work From the Polari Range. Modern Painters Online.  12th November
               

Neal Rock. Work From the Polari Range. Guardian Guide 

29th November

​Teaching History

2019

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

of Studio Art; Painting

McIntire Department of Art

University of Virginia 

2018

Pennsylvania State University

Summer Program, Ireland

Visiting Artist Lecture & Workshop

2017        

UCL Slade School of Art. UK

Visiting Artist. BA Sculpture

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Wales, UK

Visiting Artist. BA & MA Fine Art

Neath Port Talbot College. Wales, UK. Visiting Artist. Foundation Art & Design

2015- 16    

Grant Wood Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting

Department of Art & Art History

University of Iowa. USA

2015      

Central Saint Martins School of Art & design. UK. Visiting Artist. BA Fine Art

                        

2014      

Glasgow School of Art. Scotland. UK

Artist Lecture & Visiting Artist. BA & MA Fine Art

            

City & Guilds School of Art. London

Visiitng Artist. BFA & MFA Fine Art

 

Neath Port Talbot College. Wales UK

Artist Lecture. Foundation Art & Design

 

2013       

University of Wolverhampton.UK

Artist Lecture & Visiting Artist. BA Fine Art

2011      

University of Southern California 

Los Angeles. USA
Mid-Term & End-Term review
Undergraduate Architecture

Wimbledon School of Art & Design

London. Artist Lecture. BA Fine Art Painting

2010    

Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design. London. Visiting Artist. MA Fine Art

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.  Birmingham UK
Visiting Artist. BA Fine Art

2009    

University of Wolverhampton 

Wolverhampton UK
Visiting Artist Lecture: Painting as a Material Practice. Symposium

2007    

University of London Goldsmiths

London. Visiting Artist. MFA Fine Art

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). USA
Artist / Lecturer in Residence
ART 498 Seminar in Visual Art

BFA intermediate/advanced
ART 700 Advanced Studio Practice

MFA Fine Art

2006    

University of Gloucestershire

Cheltenham UK
Visiting Artist. BA Fine Art Painting

Kansas City Art Institute. Missouri USA. Visiting Artist. BFA sculpture

Wimbledon School of Art & Design

London. Visiting Artist. BA Fine Art Sculpture
 

2005     

Metropolitan University. London
Artist Lecture. BA Fine Art
   
Neath Port Talbot College. South Wales, UK. Visiting Artist

Foundation Art & Design

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. Birmingham, UK
Visiting Artist.  BA Fine Art

 

2004      

Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design. London. Visiting Artist  MA Fine Art

Metropolitan University. London
Artist lecture. BA Fine Art

Wimbledon School of Art & design.  London. Visiting artist. BA Fine Art

2003    

Bucks & Chiltern University College

High Wycombe UK. Visiting Artist

BA Fine Art

2001    

Kensington & Chelsea College

London
Artist in Residence. HND / Foundation Art & Design
ART 274 Life Drawing. For beginners & intermediate level