Classes & Workshops

IN PERSON: Landscaping Your Painting’s Surface

In Person Workshop
Three Day Workshop
Class Start Date:February 4, 2022
Class End DateFebruary 6, 2022
Time10a-4p Fri + Sat, 12pm-4pm Sun
Member Fee375.00
Non-Member Fee425.00
Building on the insights Wilhelm Neusser’s recent Artist Talk (November 11, 2021), participating artists are invited to experiment with compositions that explore the depth of pictorial space by emphasizing the foreground. Imagine you push aside some leafy branches to look into a distant valley. Can we see everything at once? Can we include our peripheral vision in a painting? Can a painter depict what the camera lens can’t? Let’s find out!

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.