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Work Samples


Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x40", 2017

Tear Gas Drones

Tear Gas Drones
Mixed Media on Inkjet Print, 21 3/16" x 37 1/2", 2017

American Shitstorm

Mixed Media on Advent Calendar, 17" diameter, 2016

Word Made Flesh

Word Made Flesh
Mixed Media on Advent Calendar, 17" x 17", 2016


About Heidi

Harford County

Heidi Neff's work explores the ongoing search for moments of connection and spiritual or physical ecstasy. Technological devices profoundly change our most private experiences. In her most recent work, visceral colors and textures punctuate sleek blue surfaces reminiscent of glowing screens. Fleshy and painterly explosions disrupt calm glossy surfaces. Paint is a metaphor for that which is messy, physical and real in an increasingly screen obsessed world. Heidi Neff is represented at the Amos Eno... more

Screen Scene (Ongoing Series)

Fleshy paint interrupts screensaver backgrounds. I use different painting languages to explore dichotomies of physical and virtual and physical and spiritual in these mostly small abstract paintings.

Paintings for the Digital Age

These are life-sized iPhone 4 replicas made with foam core, balsa wood, blue acetate and acrylic paint.


These paintings show a partial view of intimate images of motherhood--as seen through a mask based on an iPhone's screen.

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice was an installation at GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) in the summer of 2011. It is based on the eponymous poem by Robert Frost. In it, paintings of media images surround the viewer to show the great political divide in this country and how that division affects us all regardless of which side we find ourselves on.

Illuminated Manuscripts

Through sources such as CNN breaking news, I get constant reminders that people are dying in wars and natural disasters alongside celebrity gossip. Britney Spearâ??s latest breakdown gets equal weight as tsunami that killed over 170,000 people. My paintings based on illuminated manuscripts seek to explore and reflect this conundrum by putting Internet-based headlines and news stories within a more intimate context.

Pop-Up Ads

The pop-up ads are actual-sized drawings of both real and fake pop-up ads.


A Baroque painting on a cathedral ceiling and a pornographic image in a slick magazine both transport the viewer to a desired state of ecstasy, whether spiritual or sexual. The church ceiling series is paintings based on reproductions of painted cathedral ceilings. I reproduce the faux architecture and replace the figures with couples lifted from porn magazines, figures from popular culture, and personal narrative.

The most recent painting, Something is Missing, was specifically created as a response to the Goucher Collegeâ??s Rosenberg Gallery space. The galleryâ??s permanent lights were incorporated in the helicopter searchlights. Though quite different from the earlier ceiling pieces, this piece continues the idea of human beingsâ?? innate drive to search for something more in life.

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