About the Artist

Biography

Neil Berkowitz is an emerging visual artist living in Seattle. As an elder artist he feels a driving urgency for producing a compelling body of work that brings its viewers a stronger understanding of their role in constructing an interpretive understanding of both works of art and of their own worlds.

After an April 2018 Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts residency, 2019 was a breakout year for Neil, with 46 works included in two solo shows, a group show with two other photographers, four juried shows, four publications, and a purchase by a large municipal collection. After a year slowed by the pandemic 2021 has picked up where 2019 left off. This year Neil’s work has already been included in one group show and three juried shows and he has been named to a Shoreline Arts Cottage residency for later in the year. Neil pursued a dual major in photography at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University five decades ago, followed by studio arts coursework at the New School and several other institutions. He reestablished his arts practice six years ago. He began dividing his time between photography and printmaking two years ago and has recently begun incorporating additional media.

Neil began dividing his time between photography and printmaking two years ago and has recently begun incorporating additional media. He looks forward to returning as an active volunteer in the digital media lab at Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle when it fully reopens.

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