Arts and Letters

Christopher Neyen

Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design


Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Art University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts

Office: Aquinas Hall
Office Hours: MW 10 am - 2 pm and by appointment
Phone: (845) 569-3235


ART 1020 01 Basic Drawing Techniques
ART 1700 01 Graphic Design Principles I
ART 2110 01 Dynamics/Color-Design
ART 4015 01 Women Artists


A multidisciplinary artist and designer, Assistant Professor Neyen's work has been exhibited in NY, San Francisco, Pennsylvania, and Charlotte. As an award winning visual communicator, he has served as art director and design director for numerous national publications. In addition, he co-founded Perfect Pitch Creative, a strategic marketing and advertising agency.

Specialization/Areas of Research Interest

Rooted in exploration and evidence, Chris Neyen’s work examines the formal and thematic evidential aspects of nature and man, placing focus on the forgotten or overlooked in subjects that are often well within our range of vision. His interest in perspectives not traditionally associated with these subjects seeks to reveal the allure of the known.

Memberships and Professional Associations

College Art Association
Beacon Fine Arts

Achievements / Awards

Feature Shoot • Recognition
Communication Arts Magazine • Award of Excellence
Media Industry Newsletter • 2005 Integrated Marketing Awards
Bicycling Magazine • Service Award
CAVA • Award for Non-Representational Photography
Renoarto • Honorable Mention – Photography
Pam McFadden Memorial • Art Scholarship


Nix Besser • Funk
Lost & Found • Bridge Street Studio and Gallery
Light and Darkness • Bridge Street Studio and Gallery
Push Moon, Close Door • Alvin H. Butz Gallery
Proximities • A.J. Eastwood Art Gallery
Inside View • Jason Groupp Studio
Unseen • C.A.N. Gallery

Architectonic • C3Lab Gallery
Pop Up • Bridge Street Studio and Gallery
Faculty Exhibition • Granberry Gallery
The Light Factory • Manor Theater Gallery
Member Show • McCall Center for Art and Innovation
Photographs and Ceramics • CAVA Gallery
Art Without Limits • The Gallery At Mayfair
Search The Surface • Lachaise Gallery
Group Show of 8 • Soft Machine Gallery
Salon de Refuge • 625 Gallery
Spring Exhibition • 79 Gallery
Birthday Suite Show • C.A.N. Studio
Emergence • The Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery
Luminations • Touchstone Theatre Gallery
Faculty Show • Payne Gallery
Velocity • Allentown Art Museum, Community Gallery
Hamilton For Rent, The Second Leg
Mayoral Exhibit • Headquarters
Momentum • 927 West Hamilton • Curated by Kiki Nienaber
7th Street Show • Curated by Peter Lewnes
Inaugural Show • Chen Arts
2008 Faculty Exhibition • Payne Gallery

Female Leads • Granberry Gallery
Emergence • Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery

Chris Neyen, assistant professor of Art