• MHCC Visual Arts Department Presents

    Matteo Neivert: Reflections in the Mind's Eye

    Posted: 2/01/2017

    Gresham, Ore. – The Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery will showcase the work of Matteo Neivert, a painting instructor who joined the school last fall. The Gallery will feature Neivert’s works in the exhibit titled “Reflections in the Mind’s Eye” from Feb. 6 through March 2, 2017.

    Matteo Neivert

    Neivert’s works combine the surreal with the whimsical and represent his longtime interest in man’s connection with nature. According to the artist, “Art doesn’t always have to be serious – it can be funny too.”

    Before joining the MHCC Visual Arts Department, Neivert taught at Tulane University, Jacksonville University, San Francisco Art Institute and Instituto Cervantes. While based in New Orleans, he served as an art director and scene designer for historical Mardi Gras balls, film, television, opera, and ballet stages. In 2006, he was the artist-in-residence at San Francisco’s Exploratorium Museum, where he collaborated with microbiologist Wayne Lanier on a multimedia project titled “Hidden Ecologies,” which examined floodwater bacteria at nearby Heron’s Head Park

    Neivert’s paintings have been shown at galleries and museums in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, India, Italy and Nicaragua. He holds a B.F.A. from Alfred University and an M.F.A. from Tulane University. He is also a classical and jazz trained vocalist.

    A reception for “Reflections in the Mind’s Eye” will be held Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. The MHCC Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; the gallery is closed weekends and holidays.