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Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Drawing, Painting, and Foundations Courses
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Drawing
Drawing III
Drawing IV
2-Dimensional Design
Research Interests
Neva Sills’ painted and drawn collages play with ways form and space may be broken into parts and what new meaning arrives in the process of reconstruction. Formal contrasts are explored in ways that heighten the understanding of identity and nature as constructed ideas rather than concrete realities.

MFA in Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

BFA in Painting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Selected Exhibitions

Moving Crew: Conspire: Collaboration, Cooperation, Collection, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

Exquisite Corpse: Head to Toe and End to End, Francis Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI

Additional Experiments, Eve Drewlowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Instructions_13, (Scene)Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

Love for Sale, The University of Michigan School of Art & Design work•detroit gallery, Detroit, MI

Cut-Ups:  Ellen Campbell, Neva Sills, Johannah Silva, Mary Lou Zelazny, Peter Paul Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA

New Directions in Collage, Fine Arts Center Gallery at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Moving Crew: Ideal X: What’s Inside, Faulkoner Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Displaced, SGC Global Implications Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Dia Del Los Muertos, Geunzel Gallery at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

Floating Through, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

Moving Crew: Transfer-Mation, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Moving Crew: Land Grant Flag State Construct, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha,NE

My Place/Your Place: Paula Brandel and Neva Sills, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

You Were Never Here, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Additional Information

Speaker, Humanities Plunge, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Resident (with The Moving Crew), Anchor Graphic and the Center for the Book at Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Panel Participant (with The Moving Crew), College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist, Luther College, Dekorah, IA

Resident, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant-Illinois Arts Council

Iowa Arts Fellowship-University of Iowa

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