Kristen Neveu is a visual artist living and working in West Evanston. She is currently showing works at the Evanston Public Library, with an art reception on April 27, 6-8 p.m. Today we talk to Kristen about making room in life for creativity (as opposed to television) and the need to get art in front of people (any people).
Evanston Public Library is showing a combination of old and new works by Kristen, abstract color formations and collages with nods to the past. A new body of work will show in West Dundee this May titled Clearing, featuring works that are smaller in size and inspired by Elton John’s song Daniel.
Kristen is also participating in this June’s annual visual arts celebration Evanston Made, where she will open her studio to the public, show work at Evanston Art Center and show work at an area business. Visit kristenneveu.com for more information
Born in New York, and raised in Indiana and Iowa, Kristen Neveu lived in Chicago for 10+ years before moving to Los Angeles in 2007 to work for Warner Bros. In the summer of 2013, she moved back to Chicago to live in the city she loves.
Kristen graduated from The University of Iowa with majors in Communication Studies and Anthropology. A life-long artist, she's always created mixed media collages, paintings, and installations.
Her work has been exhibited at many locales across the Midwest and the West Coast, and is a part of many collections.
This podcast is recorded at 1100 Florence, an art event space in West Evanston, IL, owned and operated by Lisa Degliantoni and Dave Ford. It is a former Polish Grocery store, probably not the BEST place to record a podcast (boomy to say the least) but we're new and it will get better. Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com