Biography

Carol Heifetz Neiman (1937-1990) was a surrealist artist and feminist activist. She was based in Los Angeles, CA and contemporaneous with Judy Chicago, Betty Ann Brown, Ruth Weisberg, Cheri Gaulke, Judy Baca, and others.

She was notable for her emotionally intense subject matter, as well as being a pioneer in the use of “color xerox” as an art medium. She developed the technique of layering prismacolor pencil work with iterations of color photocopying. Additionally — and out of necessity — she became active in women artist advocacy, holding several positions, including President, in the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art before being nominated for the National Presidency.

She died of cancer as President-Elect, before she could assume office, at age 53.

Education

M.S. University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 1959
B.A. Northwestern University Evanston, IL 1958
Newcomb College of Tulane University New Orleans, LA 1954-6
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL 1950-6

 

Organizations

National Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) President 1990
The Woman’s Building Advisory Council 1986
National Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) Advisory Council, Networking Committee 1986
Southern California WCA President 1984-5
Executive Secretary 1982-4
VP Communication 1980-2
LA/American Institute of Architects Professional Affiliate Member 1984-5
International Society of Copier Artists Member 1984-6

 

Publications

Brown, Betty Ann and Raven, Arlene. Exposures: Women and Their Art, photos by Kenna Love, New Sage Press, ill. 1989
International Society of Copier Artists Quarterly: Volume 4, Number 2, Winter 1985
International Society of Copier Artists Quarterly: Volume 4, Number 1, Fall 1985

 

Selected Reviews

Dubin, Zan “‘Unseen’ Artists To Create A Scene” LA Times, September 25, 1986
Pincus, Robert L. “The Galleries,“ LA Times, Part VI, April 22, 1983, p. 11
Brown, Betty Ann “Homewrecked and Lost,” Artweek Vol. 13 No. 40, Nov 27, 1982, p. 5
Muchnic, Sizanne “The Galleries,” LA Times, Part VI, March 21, 1981, p. 14
Howell, Betje “Capturing Venice’s Ocean Front Walk,” LA Herald Examiner, Mar 2, 1975, p. 8
Moran, Tom “Venice Artist Open Exhibit,” The Argonaut, February 27, 1975, p. 16

 

Awards

9th Annual Vesta Award The Womans Building Los Angeles, CA 1990
Honorable Mention, Drawing 33rd Invitational Cedar City, UT 1973
3rd Prize, Painting Las Vegas Art League Las Vegas, NV 1971
Best of Show, Painting Downey Museum of Art Downey, CA 1971