• 2022 Exhibitions

    2022

    EVENTS:

    Evanston Made Pop-up
    September 3-29 - 832 Dempster, Evanston, IL

    2022 Recent Works Juried Exhibition
    September 30-November 3 - Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

    Evanston Maker's Market
    October 2, 12-5 - Maple Ave. Parking Garage, Evanston, IL

    Up North Holiday Pop-up Art Show
    November 19, 12-5 - Harbor Brewing Company, 136 Cedar Ave, Lake Villa, IL

    Evanston Made Shop
    https://shopevanstonmade.org/

    Grayslake Artists Alliance Shop
    https://www.grayslakeartsalliance.org/shop.html

    Also - I'M WORKING ON A BRAND NEW UPDATED WEBSITE WITH MARKETPLACE CAPABILITIES for LATE FALL 2022...stay tuned! This same domain...



  • Kristen Neveu

    About me:

    As an artist, I'm inspired by nature's patterns and colors. I live in nature in Lake County, IL, halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. My artistic approach is intuitive; I experiment with mixed media and salvaged materials, and my work keeps evolving. As a kid, I loved the scene in Disney's Cinderella where the mice magically create a dress for the ball from random items sitting around the house. Actually, I still love that scene now. Art provides me that same feeling of creating something sincere and bold out of seemingly nothing.

    I grew up singing, playing piano and clarinet and I'm a self-taught visual artist (although currently I'm taking an oil painting class). My musical background reflects the rhythmic ebb and flow in my work and find myself continually inspired and centered by nature and music.

    You may also wonder why I paint ducks. I often see ducks where I live and ducks seem to me to have optimism totally figured out. I observe them happily paddling in one place and then flying whenever they want to. To me, ducks are steadfast and true, yet they also provide honest humor. Plus they quack all the time! Which I also find very funny.

    I'm 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. I also enjoy exhibiting at local businesses, pop-up alternative spaces and supporting theatre productions.