Emily Diane Neufeld

886 E 12 Street,

North Vancouver, BC V7L2L1

B. 1982, Red Deer, Alberta

Lives and Works in North Vancouver, BC


2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2010-2011 Transfer, Department of Fine Art, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2006 – 2010 Visual Art Diploma, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

Solo Exhibitions:

2020 Prairie Invasion: A Hymn, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2020 Prairie Invasion: A Lullaby, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2019 Motherlands, The Pole, Den Haag, ND

2019 Before Demolition: Tides, Eyelevel Artist Run Centre, Halifax, NS

2018 Before Demolition, Alternator Artist Run Centre, Kelowna, BC

2017 Before Demolition, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC

2014 In Place, Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer, AB

Group Exhibitions:

2021 Holding Place, Eastern Edge Artist Run Centre, St. John's, NL

2020 Ever Elsewhere: Siting a Mennonite Imaginary, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC

2019 Super Natural, Unit 17, Vancouver, BC

2018 What are our supports?, Richmond Art Gallery and Or Gallery Off-site project, Vancouver, BC

2015 Shelter Maps, Two Rivers Gallery - Sculpture Garden, Prince George, BC

2015 Behind, In Front, Beside, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamploops, BC

2014 Eco Fashion Week, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC

2014 Thru the Trapdoor, On Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013 Stratified Spaces, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2011 28th Annual Recent Works Exhibition, The Little Gallery, Calgary, AB

2009 [Working Title], Harris/Warke Gallery, Red Deer, AB

2008 The Student Show: RDC Visual Arts Department, Red Deer Museum and Gallery, Red Deer, AB

Public Talks:

2022 "Emily Neufeld: Artist Talk," University of Lethbridge, ArtNOW course, April 4, 2022, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

2021 “Emily Neufeld: Artist Talk,” University of the Fraser Valley and The Reach Gallery, March 18, 2021, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC.

2021 “Place Based Responsibility: Permaculture as Method,” Place Based Responsibility, March 17, 2021, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC.

2021 “Studio Theory: VALU Co-op,” The Dept. of Art History and Visual Art at UBC, February 12, 2021, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

2020 “Ever Elsewhere: Panel Discussion,” Exhibition discussion, October 26, 2020, The Reach Museum and Gallery, Abbotsford, BC.

2020 “Rights of passage: A conversation with artists and naturalists,” Bird Week Panel Discussion, October 10, 2020, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC.

2020 “Prairie Invasions: Panel Discussion,” Exhibition discussion, October 3, 2020, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC.

2020 “Co-ops for Artists: VALU Co-op,” Income Precarity and Artists: Finding Solutions, March 5, 2020, Central YMCA, Toronto, ON.

2019 “SFAI140: Emily Neufeld,” SFAI140, July 2019, 2019, SFAI, Santa Fe, NM. Artist Talk.

2018 “What Are Our Supports? Commonplace panel ,” Artist Talk, March 10, 2018, Cathedral Square Park, Vancouver, BC.

2017 “Group Discussion on Place and Art with Emily Neufeld,” Capture Photography Festival Discussion, April 20, 2017, CBC Plaza, Vancouver, BC. Artist panel discussion.

2016 “Picture Window: Artist Talk,” Public Art Launch, November 10, 2016, CBC Meeting Room, Vancouver, BC.


2021 Residency with Eastern Edge, NL

2019 Truth and Reconciliation Residency at the Santa Fe Arts Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2019 Distributed Identities Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB

2017 Residency at Centre Sagamie, Alma, QC

Awards and Grants:

2021 Canada Council Research and Creation Grant

2021 Canada Council Project to Completion Grant

2021 BC Arts Council Pivot for Individuals Grant

2018 Canada Council Research and Creation Grant

2018 BC Arts Council Project Assistance Grant

2017 Canada Council Project to Completion Grant

2016 BC Arts Council Project Assistance Grant

2008 Award of Distinction in Drawing, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

2007 Nicole Hoar Memorial Scholarship, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

2007 Ian and Hope Cook Travel Bursary, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

2007 Award of Distinction in Drawing, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB


2022 Tyler Muzzin. "Emily Neufeld at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge", Art Akimbo, online review (April 14, 2022)

2021 Karen Henry. “What Are Our Supports? Feature conversation with Joni Low and Karen Henry,” ESPACE art actuel (127: Winter 2020), 54-59.

2020 Nellie Lamb. “Emily Neufeld’s Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby, Richmond Art Gallery” print and online article, Vie Des Arts (261: Winter 2021), 65-67.

2020 Andrea Valentine-Lewis. “Emily Neufeld: Artist reveals spectral traces of the colonial enterprise in rural Canada,” online feature, Galleries West (October 5, 2020).

2020 Morgan Jenkins. “Artists Against Precarity” online inteview, Canadian Art (May 27, 2020).

2020 Joni Low. “Resonant Signals: 10 artists who find new meaning in networks of change,” print and online feature, Canadian Art (Spring 2020), 80-89.

2019 Emily Neufeld. “Emily Neufeld, Artist - Vancouver,” online blog post, Akimbo Art Listings (June 4, 2019).

2019 Editor’s Pick. “SUPER NATURAL,” Editor’s Pick online feature, Canadian Art (Jan 16, 2019).

2018 Diana Heibert. “Old Growth,” SAD Magazine (26: Winter 2018), 48.

2017 Leah Collins. “Before the bulldozers arrive, this Vancouver artist turns empty houses into works of art” online feature, CBC Arts (September 19, 2017).

2017 Lucien Durey. “Vancouver Report: From One Body to Another” online review, Canadian Art, (Oct 25, 2017).

Work Experience and Community Service:

2018-Present Board Member and worker, VALU Co-operative, Vancouver, BC

2019-Present North Vancouver Public Art Advisory Committee Member, District of North Vancouver, BC

2015-Present Studio Technician and Preparator, Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

2019-Present Vice president and founding member of VALU Co-op

2013-2018 Assistant to Liz Magor

2013 Set design and construction, Dark Room, Body Narratives Collective

2012 Set design and construction, Monitoring [A Doll’s House], MFA Thesis project by Pegah Tabassinijad