• 2022 Exhibitions


    Art of Water VI
    James May Gallery, May 6-July 29, 2022
    An online exclusive, international exhibition celebrating our most vital resource

    Creative Coworking
    Stop in to see some of my paintings along with other artists
    922 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60602

    Find my work at the following, or contact me via this site for inquiries:

    Evanston Made Shop

    Grayslake Artists Alliance Shop
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  • Kristen Neveu

    I grew up singing and playing piano and clarinet. My parents were music majors in college. I’m a self-taught visual artist. I live in nature in Lake County, IL, halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. There’s a lake in my backyard. My musical background and the waves from the water reflect the rhythmic ebb and flow in my work. Time pushes onward, and we all keep going. Nature, music and art keep me centered. My approach is intuitive; I experiment with mixed media and salvaged materials, and my work keeps evolving. I have a drive to create. Painting provides the solace that music gave me while growing up.

    Kristen is a member of Woman Made Gallery, Evanston Made, and Grayslake Arts Alliance. Selected exhibitions include Adventureland Gallery (Chicago), The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Evanston Art Center, James May Gallery (Algoma/Milwaukee), Barnsdall Art Center (Los Angeles) and Woman Made Gallery. She also enjoys exhibiting at local businesses, pop-up alternative spaces and supporting theatre productions.

    Growing up in both Indiana and Iowa, Kristen graduated from The University of Iowa with a degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology. After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis and then to Chicago. While in Chicago, Kristen worked for Getty Images as a Photo Researcher and began painting and creating collages in her spare time. With her first show at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, she began to sell her work online and participated in Chicago art fairs such as Around the Coyote and the Bucktown Arts Festival.

    In 2006, Kristen moved to Los Angeles with her husband, Brett Neveu and young daughter, and found a job working for Warner Bros. Studios in the Photo Archive. While in Los Angeles, she took part in the Beverly Hills Art Fair (winning 'Best in the Festival') along with selling paintings to individuals and interior designers.

    In 2013, her husband accepted a position to teach screenwriting at Northwestern University. Kristen continued painting and started working in photo services for educational publishing. In late 2020, Kristen and her family moved to Lake County, IL when they purchased a house with a large basement for her studio. Linden Lake is in their backyard and she loves being close to nature.