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Inside the NEU: Engels the Artist


“Art that pushes boundaries and raises important questions.”

During this session of Inside the NEU, Alex Gordon Curator of Art of the Americas Dr. Patrice Giasson and Engels the Artist revisit the Neuberger Museum’s Fall 2019 exhibition Art Got Into Me”: The Work of Engels the Artist. 


Sit in on the conversation between artist and curator as they discuss Engels’ work, his inspirations and influences, and how his art and techniques evolved over the years. Take a virtual walk through the exhibition, and hear Engels discuss his Artist-In-Residence experience at Purchase.*

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*As the Fall 2019 Artist-In-Residence, Engels worked with Purchase College students to create a new work for the Willowell Foundation that will be installed in the Gordon Sculpture Park in Monkton, Vermont.

Born in Haiti, Engels the Artist has lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s. More than fifty of his works, all created over the past ten years, were featured in “Art Got Into Me,” which was his first monographic exhibition and first catalogue.

View installation images of the exhibition

Major support for “Art Got Into Me”: The Work of Engels the Artist was provided by the Alex Gordon Foundation. Additional support was provided by ArtsWestchester with support from the Westchester County Government, and the Triennial Adeline Herder Fund for Collage.

Also of Interest


During the summer prior to the opening of Engels exhibition, the artist hosted a group of museum patrons at his studio in Brooklyn.  See highlights of the Neuberger ArtTrek to Engels’ studio.



June 16, 2020