About Mark Neufeld
Mark Neufeld is an artist working out of Winnipeg where he currently teaches at the University of Manitoba School of Art. He works with a variety of media, with painting as the starting point for his activities. His exhibitions often take the form of installations that interweave paintings with readymade objects, assemblages, and presentation strategies borrowed from the curatorial domain. Neufeld is the recipient of a number of awards and grants, including the Joseph Plaskett Award, which was created to support the recipient for a year of living and producing art abroad. He has exhibited across Canada, in the United States, in Germany, Australia and Norway, and most recently exhibited A Performance with Two Sculptures at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, The Undiscovered Continent at Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria BC, 55 Tschaikowskistrasse (along with Cedric Bomford) at Gallery Atsui in Vancouver, and The Greenhorn, a solo exhibition at Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
THE PROJECTIONIST/CIRCLE AND SQUARE DANCE, The Reach Gallery, Abottsford BC
Curated by Laura Schneider
RE-ENACTMENTS GALLERY 1C03, The University of Winnipeg
Curated by Jennifer Gibson
A PERFORMANCE WITH TWO SCULPTURES, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge Alberta
THE UNDISCOVERED CONTINENT, Deluge Contemporary, Victoria Canada
TSCHAIKOWSKISTRASSE, 2 person show with Cedric Bomford, Gallery Atsui, Vancouver
THE GREENHORN, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, Super Bien Contemporary Art Space, Berlin Germany
A WORD FOR EVERY PAINTING, Leif Magne Tangens Gallery, Skien Norway,
Curated by Jan Christiensen
FLIP, Projekt 0047, Berlin, Germany. Part of FLICKER series
curated by Jan Christensen
LUMPH, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver Canada
LUMPH, MFA exhibition, University of Victoria Gallery, Victoria Canada
RIOT FOR A ROSE, Xeno Gallery, Vancouver
Selected Group Exhibitions
IDEAS & THINGS, Kamloops Art Gallery
curated by Charo Neville
PLASKETT AWARD TEN YEARS, hosted by Equinox Gallery, Vancouver BC
FINDING CORRESPONDANCES, Surrey Art Gallery, curated by Jordon Strom
VANCOUVER CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, with Deluge Contemporary Art, Vancouver Canada
AIKIN, DONALD, NEUFELD, Balcone, curated by Justin Muir, Vancouver Canada
TO TAME A LAND, 560 Seymour St., Vancouver Canada
SPRING FLING 5, C Magazine Fundraiser, Birch Libra lto Gallery
SPRING FLING 4, C Magazine Fundraiser, Birch Libralto Gallery
XX, CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY FUNDRAISER, Vancouver Canada
F**k the Little Man, National Museum, Berlin Germany
PLASKETT AWARD GROUP SHOW, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver Canada
SPRING FLING 4, C Magazine Fundraiser, Birch Libralto Gallery, Toronto Canada
Curated by Rosemary Heather
A LIFE WORTH DYING FOR, Peter Wilde Gallery, Berlin Germany
"Streams, torrents, lakes... and sunsets, for example."
PROGRAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Carson Chan
SPRING FLING 3, C Magazine Fundraiser, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada. Curated by Rosemary Heather
SELEKTA, Westspace Artist-Run Gallery, Melbourne Australia.
FALSE START, AEDC Project Space, Berlin Gemany.
WINTER CELEBRATION, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver
TORONTO ART FAIR, with Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Toronto
Presentation at Sparwasser Gallery, Berlin Germany, as part of Instant Coffee’s
A YEAR OF PERFECT DAYS exhibition.
SUPERFREKATONE, Production Studios, Vancouver BC. Two-person show with
Megan Anderson, Curated by Lucy Pullen.
INSTITUTIONALIZED, Rogue Art, Victoria BC.
PLEASE EVERYONE, Soil Art Gallery, Seattle WA.
DECOY, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC. Collaborative show with
Participated in TEN DAY TRADE, an artist’ project initiated by Danica Phelps at Or Gallery, Vancouver BC.
Residencies and related Professional Activities
Banff Centre for the Arts Thematic Residency: Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think It’s A Good Idea, hosted by Jan Voerwoert
Jury member for Joseph Plaskett Award
Jury member for Federation of Canadian Artists Painting Award
Sessional Faculty, Emily Carr University and University of Victoria
Teaching painting at all levels, drawing etc.
Grants and Awards
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant
Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award (Funding to live in Europe for a year)
University of Victoria, Fellowship Award
University of Victoria, Travel Grant
University of Victoria, Fellowship Award
University of Victoria, Travel grant
MFA, University of Victoria
BFA, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
Carte Blanche Painting – Magenta Foundation
Joseph Plaskett Award Catalogue - Joeseph Plaskett Foundation
Selekta – Exhibition Catalogue – Published by Westspace, Melbourne Australia
Superfrekatone: the Co-efficient of Art*; by Lucy Pullen. Exhibition essay
* Published online at: www.ps-exhibitions.com
Arts Report – interview with Paul Grant
Rockers of the World Unite!; by Clint Burnham. Exhibition essay