Tucker Neel is an artist, freelance writer, and independent curator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Embracing a heterogeneous practice, Neel utilizes drawing, painting, sculpture, video, installation, and online communication to create works that investigate questions of allegiance, memory, and collective experience. You can see his archived projects at tuckerneel.com.
Neel holds an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design and a BA in Art History and Visual Arts from Occidental College. He has exhibited work in Los Angeles and across the country in venues such as Commissary Arts, Samuel Freeman, Bonnelli Contemporary, Control Room, D-Block Projects, LA Freewaves, and well as in various site-specific exhibitions in public spaces. As a curator he has organized exhibitions for The Regent Galleries, the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Highways Gallery in Santa Monica, and GATE Projects in Glendale, CA. His work has been reviewed in publications such as the The L.A. Times, L.A. City Beat newspaper, The Tennessean, Art Week, The Nashville Scene, artforum.com, and on Flavorpill.com.
He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Communication Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Graphic Design MFA departments at Otis College of Art & Design, and teaches professional practices, critique, studio art, and critical theory to both Undergraduate and Graduate students.
He is Vice President of GYST-Ink, an artist-run company offering professional practices software and services to artists. For more info visit www.gyst-ink.com.
He is also Curator and Project Manager for GATE Projects, which places art in otherwise vacant storefronts in Glendale, CA (gateprojects.org)
He is a Contributing Editor for Artillery Magazine in Los Angeles, CA, and guest edited Artillery Queered, an issue devoted to highlighting the work of queer artists. He is the Los Angeles correspondent for ART LIES in Houston, TX, and ARTPULSE Magazine in Miami, FL. He also contributes reviews and criticism to X-Tra Magazine in Los Angeles, CA. You can read his archive of published writings at www.tuckerneel.wordpress.com.
Neel founded 323 Projects in 2010. 323 Projects is an art gallery that exists solely as a voicemail system and website. To visit 323 Projects simply call (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. You can also visit the 323 Projects website at 323projects.com. 323 Projects exists to provide a dispersed, peripatetic, and constantly accessible venue for artists of all kinds. The artists involved with 323 Projects provide, create, or perform works that can be appreciated in bits and pieces, and at more than one time, in both public and private spaces, by an unseen, yet omnipresent, local and international audience.