Bree Neyland | Reception

Bree Neyland

May 3 from 5-7 pm

Free Admission | 120 N Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 
On display through the month of May

Originally from Australia, Bree Neyland earned her PhD in contemporary American literature and rhetoric and spent the first half of her career as an English professor at Loras College in Dubuque. After taking some art classes during the pandemic, she decided to go back to school and major in art and art education. Her artmaking explores the interaction between the human and natural worlds.

Her artmaking draws inspiration from both nature and the visionary social justice work of Jane Addams. It explores the interaction between the human and natural worlds, reminding us that interdependence is central to our survival. “I have an abiding love of the plants and creatures of nature,” she says, “especially when they collide with the human world. My artmaking often tells stories of funny farm life dramas, exaggerated depictions of salad fixings, flowers that are so lush they border on the sinister, birds in awkward poses in the midst of stunning natural scenes: these things make me smile. And I hope, in the end, that they engage others to see how interdependent we are, and to find joy in our coexistence.” 

  • Date : 05/03/2024
  • Time : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (America/Chicago)
  • Venue : Lower level of 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA