Artist Demo: Wilhelm Neusser

LAY IT ON THINK! Landscaping Your Painting’s Surface

May 26, 10:00am – 11:30am

At his Somerville studio, German-born painter Wilhelm Neusser shares some of his unorthodox painting techniques, in search of a contemporary landscape. When thinking of landscape, Neusser has in mind the illusion of an atmospheric vista just as much as the textured topography on canvas. Join us for an inspiring demonstration investigating both: painting nature and the nature of painting. 

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Wilhelm Neusser’s artwork has been widely exhibited and he has received numerous awards and fellowships. His recent museum exhibitions include the the Fruitlands Museum (Harvard, MA, 2019),  MASS MoCa (North Adams, MA, 2018), and the Goethe Institute (Boston MA, 2017) In 2020 he was honored with a finalist grant in Painting from the Mass Cultural Council. Additional awards and recognition include the MASS MoCA Studio Program (2017), Vermont Studio Center (2013), Finalist, Wilhelm-Morgner-Prize, Soest (2010), International Artist in Residence, Boots Contemporary Art Space (St. Louis, MO, 2009), ZVAB Phönix Art Prize (2007). Neusser’s work has been included in notable publications, including The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Artscope Magazine,, and Big Red & Shiny.

Wilhelm Neusser was born in Cologne, Germany. He relocated to the United States in 2011, and currently lives and works in Somerville, MA.

Video of “The Sixth Season”, solo-exhibition at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, Fall 2020

At Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, paintings for a bright, beautiful season under threat by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe

Video of “Pastoral Present”, exhibition at the Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA in 2019

Pastoral Present – Catalogue, Shana Dumont-Garr and Erin Corrales-Diaz, Fruitlands Museum, 2019

The Lure of the Dark – Exhibition brochure, Susan Cross, MASS MoCA, 2018

Intentional Landscape – Interview, Jim Kiely, Big Red & Shiny, 2016




















All Studio Images Courtesy of Wilhelm Neusser

All Work Documentation Courtesy of  Julia Featheringill Photography

 First Row: Bus Stop Yellow (2011) ,  2020 Oil on Linen, 14×20

Second Row:  Downhill (#2023), 2020 Oil on Linen, 48×40

Wilhelm Neusser Studio Shot

Third Row: Wilhelm Neusser Studio Shot

Fourth Row: Wilhelm Neusser Studio Shot