Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
Visiting Artist: Matthias Neumann
Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Matthias Neumann to Fishers Island as part of our Visiting Artist Program.
In addition to conducting studio visits with our fellows, Matthias will be presenting his work at an Artist Talk which is open to the public on Saturday, November 16, at 10 am at the Annex Studio Building at Silver Eel Cove.
Educated as an architect in Germany Matthias Neumann moved to New York following graduation in 2000, where he founded the interdisciplinary practice normaldesign in 2004. His work has since been fluctuating between architecture and a wide range of artistic media, with a particular focus on public art and installations in the public sphere. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including venues such as Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania, the former Public Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Queens Museum, Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA, Jule Collins Museum, Auburn, AL, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art, among others. He is the recipient of the Kaplan Director’s Award from the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and a fellow at MacDowell Colony, I-Park Foundation, and a recipient of the Think Swiss Fellowship. He currently teaches as adjunct faculty at City College, New York.
Our Visiting Artist Program invites nationally recognized artists to Fishers Island to engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows and to present their work to our community. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the Visiting Artist Program seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.