Neal Rock

Assistant Professor, Studio Art

Neal Rock is a Welsh-born visual artist based in Charlottsville, Virginia. He holds a BFA in painting from the University of Gloucestershire, UK; an MFA from Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London and a practice-based Ph.D. in painting from London’s Royal College of Art. With a visual art practice that encompasses interdisciplinary approaches to painting informed by histories of prosthetics, abstraction, embodiment and post-Humanism, he has exhibited extensively across Europe and the United States since the early 2000s. His work has been featured in commercial solo exhibitions in London, Amsterdam, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, and Rock has participated in international survey exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo New York); the Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston); New York’s Storefront for Art & Architecture; London’s Royal Academy of Art and ICA amongst others. He was awarded a Grant Wood Painting Fellowship at the University of Iowa, alongside other residencies and fellowships including, MASS MoCA, Yaddo, VCCA and South Dakota State University.