Neil Riley

Neil Riley received his BFA at The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1979 and his MFA at Boston University in 1983.

1983 Boston University MFA Painting
1979 The Maryland Institute College of Art BFA
1978 Yale Summer School of Music and Art

Grants and Awards
2010 Brittany Painting Tour (6 towns), May 15-June 26, funded by French Government
1999 Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program, Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France
1984/85 Fulbright Fellowship, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions
2012 “Nuances of Light” Keny Galleries, Columbus OH
2009 “Neil Riley: Paintings” Keny Galleries
2006 “Neil Riley: Select Works” Keny Galleries
2004 “The Paintings and Drawings of Neil Riley” The Andrews Gallery, The College of William and Mary

Group Exhibitions
2014 “Observation and Invention” (Curated by Scott Noel [catalogue]) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, Philadelphia, PA
2013 “MICA THEN/NOW” (Curated by Barry Nemett) Ethan Cohen Fine Art and Kunsthalle Beacon, NYC and Beacon NY
“La Lumiere Fantastique” Graduate Student Center, MICA, Baltimore, MD
“Everything in Its Right Place” (Perceptual Painters Collective)
The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS
“Real and Remembrance” 39th Street Gallery and Project Space, Brentwood, MD
2012 “Perceptual Painters” The Huff Gallery, Kentucky College of Art, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
“Master of Fine Arts Invitational” (guest artist invited to exhibit with current MFA candidates) University Museum, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2012/11 “The Art In the Cities – American Painters”, Traveling Exhibition in France, Maison de Bretagne, Montparnasse, Paris, Chateaugiron, Pont-Croix, Lehon Beherel
2011 “Perceptions and Memory” Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL
“Selected Gallery Works by Gallery Artists” Keny Galleries
2005 “The Art of Collecting” Keny Galleries (catalogue)
“The Painters Touch” The Andrews Gallery, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
2004 Keny Galleries (two-person)
“Conversations, Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art” (catalogue) Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University – Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA – Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology
2003 “Interior Dialogues” (group), The College of William and Mary
1999 “Exhibition of Painters and Sculptors” Chateau Museum, Rochefort-en-Terre, France
1999/98/97 ICE Gallery, (group exhibitions) 5 E. 57th ST NYC, NY
1996 Gallery Francoise (two person), Baltimore, MD
1993 “57th Annual Exhibition” Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1992 “1992 Realism Today” The Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN

1985 – Present Columbus College of Art and Design, Associate Professor, Fine Arts Department, Columbus, OH
2007 Ringling College of Art and Design, Visiting Artist Faculty (Spring Term) Sarasota, FL
2004 The College of William and Mary, Class of 1939 Artist in Residence Professorship (Spring term) Williamsburg, VA
2003 The Jerusalem Studio School, Artist in Residence, Jerusalem, Israel
2002 Dartmouth College, Visiting Associate Professor (Summer Term) Hanover, NH

Visiting Artist
2013 Jerusalem Studio School, Summer Program in Civita, Italy
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2007 Indiana University, MFA Program Bloomington, IN
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, MFA Program, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Art Program, Baltimore, MD
1998/2001 The Maryland Institute College of Art, Fine Arts Department, Baltimore, MD

Reviews and Publications
2012 “Intimate Paintings Invite Meditation” Christopher Yates, Columbus Dispatch
“Making his Mark” Tim Keny, Columbus City Scene Magazine
2004 “2004 Person Year Review” Favorite Exhibit, Columbus Dispatch,
“Pastels, Oils Create Magic” Jacqueline Hall, Columbus Dispatch
1998 “Exhibit is broad in scope yet cohesive” John Dorsey, Baltimore Sun
1995 “Faculty Work Runs the Gamut” Eva Heisler, Columbus Dispatch
1992 “Paintings of Interiors Lead to Interesting Insights” John Dorsey, Baltimore Sun