June 19 — July 24, 2010
Through sculpture and drawing, Kia Neill creates simulations that blur nature into the fantastic. Extraordinary, almost extraterrestrial landscapes, such as caves, mollusks and coral reefs serve as the reference point for Neill’s graphite drawings and steel and mixed media sculptures. The works provoke the viewer’s imagination to mentally wander through a space they cannot occupy.
Chicago, Illinois native Kia Neill received her BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH and her MFA from The University of California, San Diego. Currently, she resides in Houston, TX. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, and a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work in Austin Texas. Neill is a 2009 Houston Art Alliance Individual Artist Grant recipient. Neill is full-time faculty at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School of Art and an instructor at the Houston Center for Photography.