Having formally studied literature and painting, Eileen Neff has been working with photo-based images and photo/installations since 1980.
Her recent solo exhibitions include “A Prologue,” Bruce Silverstein Gallery and “Traveling Into View,” Bridgette Mayer Gallery. In 2007 the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia exhibited a 15-year retrospective of Neff’s work in 2007, which in 2009 traveled to The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. Also in 2009, a 10-year retrospective of photographic work was exhibited at the Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina. Other individual installations include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, the Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Artists Space, N.Y., and P.S. 1, N.Y.
Neff has been the recipient of awards including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, Leeway Foundation Artist Grant, and Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Art Colony, New Hampshire and La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France. From 1989 – 2002, Neff wrote reviews for Artforum International, and continues to write independently.
Neff teaches in the graduate programs at PAFA and University of the Arts.
She is represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, and Bruce Silverstein, New York.