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Neil Farber


Born 1975, Winnipeg, MB
Education: B.F.A., University of Manitoba (First Class Honours), Winnipeg, MB
Lives and Works in Winnipeg, Canada

For the past few years, Farber has been making paintings comprised of multiple thin layers of clear acrylic pouring medium. Paint is applied both to the wet medium and in between layers, as well to ink and collage materials. This layering adds a third dimension. Most paintings in the exhibition were started over two years ago. Imagery includes a girl, an elephant, a chubby tiger, "Stop" and "Yield" signs.

Farber's work is in the permanent collections of: MOMA, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; LACMA, Los Angeles; West Collection, Pennsylvania; Olbricht Collection, Essen and Berlin; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg.

New work by Farber will be exhibited in Richard Heller Gallery's booth, C4, at the Dallas Art Fair, 2018.

Photo Credit: Richard Klein



Born
Born in 1975
Lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada

Education
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, B.F.A (first class honors)

Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Elaborate Paintings, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Forthcoming)

2015
Little Girls/Globe heads, Centennial Concert hall, Winnipeg, Canada

2014
The Open Wide, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Galerie KEZA, Art Paris, Paris, France
Slugging, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Ursa Major, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Dear Prolo (w/Michael Dumontier), Project Lodge, Madison, Wisconsin

2010
Georgia St. Receiving Hospital, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Drawings (w/Michael Dumontier), Salon Du Dessin Contemporain, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Homemade Marriage Certificate (w/Michael Dumontier), Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Metaphysical Bullet (w/Michael Dumontier), Galerie Guy Bartsche, Geneva, Switzerland

2009
Table Cream, Pippy Houldsworth, London, UK
Canniballistic, Mogadishni AAR, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
It is With a Heavy Heart, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Formal Declaration of Hummingbirds, Sies + Höke Gallery, Dusseldorf

2007
Please Give Blood, Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padova, Italy
Blubbering, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Pink Eyes, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ruby Throats, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK

2005
Brain, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004
Waah, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Jeffyr, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
When I Was Ah, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2003
L.A. International Invitational, Richard Heller, Santa Monica, CA
Daily Apocalypse (w/Marcel Dzama), Perugi Artecontemporanea, Italy
Scope Art Fair, Townhouse Hotel, Miami, FL

2002
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Clementine Gallery project room, New York, NY

2001
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Perugi artecontemporanea Gallery, Padova, Italy

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber: Background Love, Galerie Division, Toronto, Canada
Beheaded, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
EXPO Chicago, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection ― From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer ― Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Regrouping, Edward Thorp Gallery< New York, NY
Frequent Long Walks, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK
Kiefer ― Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

2013
Tresors de collections Modeste, MIAM, Sete, France
Season Review, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
The Painting Project, Galerie de L’UQAM, Montreal
Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, NY

2012
My Winnipeg, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Long and The Short of it, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Blaque Lyte, Ada Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011
A Review, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Family Shirt, Krets gallery, Malmo, Sweden
My Winnipeg, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
My Winnipeg, MIAM, Sete, France

2010
The Road Less Travelled..., V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
But Why?, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
FAX, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba
House in my Head, Brandts Museum, Denmark

2009
Fervor, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Put it on Paper, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
FIAC, Aliceday, Paris, France
Myth of Childhood, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Fabula Graphica 1, Grandes Galeries Aitre – Saint-Maclou, Rouen, France
NEXT Art Fair, Pippy Houldsworth, Chicago, IL
Art Brussels 27, Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Liverpool Biennial, Royal Art Lodge commission, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
CAB, Burgos

2007
Mad Love – Young Art from Danish Private Collections, Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark

2006
Works on Paper, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
Darkness Ascends, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA
Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
Drawing Restraint, Gallerie Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Peer Pleasure 1: Royal Art Lodge/Space 1026/Instant Coffee, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA

2005
Looking at Words: The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery,
New York, NY
Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, FL
Frisbee Art Fair, Miami, FL
Artissima Art Fair, Torino, Italy
Art Brussels 2005, Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
The Royal Art Lodge: Pensieri Dei Serpenti, Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padua, Italy
The Royal Art Lodge: The Venetian Works, Caffe Florian, Venice, Italy
The Royal Art Lodge: Serpentine Musings, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Two D, Green On Red, Dublin, Ireland

2004
The Royal Family, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
So Sweet, Leisure Club Mogidishni, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chaim Soutine, Happy Sailor, London, UK
Rendez-Vous 2004, Musee Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France
Future Quake, FIAC 2004, Paris, France
New Entries, Artissima, Turin, Italy
Happy Go Lucky, Foundation VHDG, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Paperwork, Savage Art Resources, Portland, OR
Bande Annonce, aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
Art Brussels 2004, Brussels, Belgium
Beautiful Losers/Beaver College, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Occur(Blur), Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Frogs: A chorus of colors, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Hypothermia (Royal Art Lodge), Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Strips & Characters,Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Huts (Royal Art Lodge), Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Pride in Workmanship (Royal Art Lodge), Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Postcards From the Edge, Visual Aids benefit, New York, NY
The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI
Wonderland, Judy Ann Goldman Gallery, Boston, MA

2003
The Gothic Unconscious, Gallery One One One, Winnipeg, MB
Group show, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Group show, Judy Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Family Circus, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL
Works on Paper, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Postcards From the Edge, Visual Aids benefit,, New York, NY
The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, Power Plant, Toronto, ON
The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2002
Straight to Hell, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Group show, I 20 Gallery, New York, NY
Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
Bad Touch, Space 1026, Philidelphia, PA
The Drawing Show, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland, CA
Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Tribe, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art Fair (with Royal Art Lodge), Basel, Switzerland
Art Fair, Torino, Italy
Drue's Birthday, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Postcards From the Edge, Visual aids benefit, New York, NY
Group show, Evergreene Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2001
Amounts of Blood, Artcore, Toronto
Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
Light Gallery, Faenza, Italy
Dear Winnipeg (w/Michael Dumontier), Plug In Billboard, Winnipeg
Art Fair Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Sensational Line, MOCA, Denver, CO
Best of the Season: Selected Highlights from the 2000-2001 Manhattan Gallery Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
I Love New York, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids benefit, New York, NY
Art Fair, Torino, Italy
Art Pile, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Royal Art Lodge, Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padova, Italy
School Girls, Fish Tank Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Bad Touch, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC
The Good the Bad and the Ugly (w/David Rathman), Galerie Wieland, Berlin, Germany

2000
Royal Art Lodge, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
The Royal Art Lodge Presents, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Miracle Whip, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Search for Art, Milan, Italy
Art Chicago 2000, Chicago, IL
Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

1999
Greetings from Winnipeg, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
A Relatively Small Collection (audio art), Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB
Floating Gallery Celebrity Camera Auction, Winnipeg, MB
Laughing, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

1997
Wood Inc., Off-Ice Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Fresh Popped, Plug In Gallery, Anti-Chamber, Winnipeg, Canada
Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Art for Healing, Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Canada
The Royal Art Lodge, Small Projects Gallery, University of Houston, TX

1996
Fite Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Selected Bibliography
2014
Leyden Cochrane, Steven. ‘’They’re all Winners Showcase of Sobey Art Award Finalists Highlights Thought-Provoking Work from Across Canada’’, Winnipeg Free Press, November 20, 2014.
‘’Farber, Dumontier Nominated for Sobey Art Award’’, Winnipeg Free Press, June 6, 2014.
‘’Short List Announed for Sobey Art Award’’, Toronto Star, June 4, 2014.
Adams, James. ‘’Newcomers and Familiar Names Top Sobey Short List, The Globe and Mail, June 4, 2014.
‘’Sobey Art Award Shortlist Released’’, Canadian Art, June 4, 2014.
Adams, James. ‘’Meet the 25 Artists who Made the Long List for the Sobey Art Award’’, The Globe and Mail, April 15, 2014.
Sandals, Leah. ‘’Slideshow: Sobey Art Award Longlist Revealed’’, Canadian Art, April 15, 2014.
Enright, Robert and Meeka Walsh. ‘’The Synonym Revealer’s Life – Neil Farber Makes Connections’’, Border Crossings, Issue 131.

2013
Theodore, Kristen. ‘’On the Walls’’, Cult MTL, March 13, 2013.
Lynch, Sophie. ‘’Royal Art Lodge Reunited Worth a Look’’, Canadian Art, August 31, 2013.
Addleman, Kate. ‘’What Comes After the Royal Art Lodge?’’, The Slant, July 2013.

2012
Ditmars, Hadani. ‘’Out of Nowhere: Winnipeg Wonders’’, Canadian Art, January 12, 2012.

2011
Kherbek, Will. ‘’Neil Farber: Ursa Major’’, The Playground, November 18, 2011.
Carey-Kent, Paul. ‘’Top 10 London Shows’’, Saatchi Online, December 19, 2011.
‘’Neil Farber’’, Juxtapoz, Issue 126.
Medley, Mark. ‘’Winnipeg Artists Aim for the Absurd in Constructive Abandonment’’, National Post, July 19, 2011.

2010
Perry, Kevin E.G. ‘’Neil Farber: Nuisance Grounds’’, Dazed Digital, March 8, 2010.

2008
Schad, Ed. ‘’A Look at Neil Farber’’, Artslant, January 13, 2008.
Pagel, David. ‘’An Honesty that Provokes Empathy’’, LA Times, January 11, 2008.
‘’Neil Farber’’, ArtWorld.

2007
Carey-Kent, Paul. ‘’Neil Farber’’, ArtWorld, Issue 1, October/November 2007.
Goodbody, Bridget L. ‘’Neil Farber – Blubbering’’, The New York Times, April 6, 2007.

2006
‘’Comic Art’’, Art Review.
‘’The Royal We’’, Juxtapoz, Issue 62, March 2006, p. 114-115.
2005 Neelon, Caleb. ‘’The Royal Art Lodge’’, Swindle, no. 3, 2005, p. 54-59.
Clancy, Luke. ‘’The Royal Art Lodge: Serpentine Musings’’, Modern Painters, May 2005, p. 113.
Zebellin, Gaia. ‘’Royal Art Lodge’’, Scrioppo 1, 2005, p. 23.
Siviero, Viviana. ‘’The Royal Art Lodge’’, Espoarte 33, p. 74.

2004
Laurence, Robin. ‘’Dowad, Farber Explore the Good and the Ghoulish’’, Straight.com, February 26, 2004.

2003
Wilson, Michael. ‘’The Royal Art Lodge’’, Frieze, Issue 75, May 2003.

2001
Glueck, Grace. ‘’Neil Farber’’, The New York Times, July 13.
Clementine show Review. ‘’Neil Farber’’, The New Yorker, July 23.
Beatrice, Luca. ‘’Freschi.Immediati.Arrivano i cartoon di Neil Farber’’, May, p. 58.

2000
Scott, Michael. ‘’Winnipeg’s Royal Art Lodge’’, The Vancouver Sun, December.
Laurence, Robin. ‘’Royal Visions of Childhood’’, The Georgia Straight, December 7.
Gillmor, Alison. ‘’Brain Trust’’, Western Living, November, p. 20-29.

1999
McGee, Robert. ‘’The Artful Lodger’’, Border Crossings, January, p. 59.

1998
Enright, Robert. ‘’The Art Lodge’’, The Globe and Mail, November 7.

Catalogues and Books
2005
Padua, Italy. Perugi Artecontemporanea. Pensieri dei Serpenti, Text by Guido Bartorelli
Dublin, Ireland. Douglas Hyde Gallery. Serpentine Musings, Text by Ali Davey
Santa Monica, California, USA. Richard Heller Gallery. Neil Farber, Text by Joshua Dawes Harnden

2003
Dictionary of Recieved Ideas: Royal Art Lodge, Ask the Dust, Text by Wayne Baerwaldt, Joseph Wolin and Lytle Shaw
Padua, Italy. Perugi Artecontemporanea. Daily Apocalypse, Text by Daniela Lotta

2001
Padua, Italy. Perugi Artecontemporanea. Amazing: 2000, Text by Guido Bartorelli
Padua, Italy. Perugi Artecontemporanea. Royal Art Lodge, Text by Guido Bartorelli

Awards
2014
Sobey Art Award, Short listed, Winnipeg, MB

1997
School of Art Award, University of Manitoba, Canada
Painting Award, University of Manitoba, Canada

1996
Indiflix Award (fifth place independent film making competition), Winnipeg


Radio/Television
MEDIA PROJECTS

2001
Royal Art Lodge video, Blinding Light, Vancouver, BC

2000
Garage Video, North Dakota Gallery, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Garage Video, Plug In, Winnipeg, MB

1996
Indiflix, Cinamateque theater, Winnipeg, MB
Red River, Cinamateque theater, Winnipeg, MB
Slide Show, Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Collections
MoMA, New York
MOCA, Los Angeles
LACMA, Los Angeles
West Collection, Pennsylvania
Olbricht Collection, Essen and Berlin
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

 


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