Alan Neider was born in Norfolk, VA and received a BA from El Camino Jr. College, a BA in Ceramics from California State University at Long Beach, and an MFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. While in graduate school he received a Robert Rauschenberg Work Grant and was accepted into the MacDowell Artists Colony.
Artist Alan Neider has exhibited selections from his series’ Bag Paintings, Loops, and For EM at Carter Burden Gallery. Wildly energetic and radiating with color, his large scale, sculptural paintings are sewn, painted, sprayed, stained, cut and constructed. The Bag Paintings examine and are inspired by fashion and glamor, whileFor EM is a tribute to artist Elizabeth Murray; all commanding the white walls of the gallery with diverse surfaces. Neider says, “My work has always been about painting. I built out from the surface of my first paintings because the forms needed to come out into space... I create/build difficult and challenging surfaces to paint. I believe these surfaces in conjunction with the inherent textures wood, fabric, ceramics lead to a richer, complex experience.”
Neider’s solo shows include those at Gallery L, Montclair, Nancy Lurie Gallery, and Henri Gallery, among others. He has been in numerous group exhibitions including Galerie Kremers in Berlin, the 490 Gallery in Brooklyn, the Overlook Gallery in Chicago, IL, Litchenfire Gallery, NYC, Equity Gallery, NYC, University of WI, and the Lowe Museum, FL. His work has been in articles and reviewed by Art in America, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Artforum, Art New England, The New Art Examiner, Hyperallergic, among others.