Neva Bergemann was born (1968) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Upon completing her studio arts and art history degree under the tutelage of Diane Katsiaficas, and Joyce Lyon at the University of Minnesota, Neva went on to achieve her Masters in art education at the same institution.

In 1997, Neva traveled to Greece to attend the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts on the island of Paros where she studied under Jane Morris Pack.  After settling permanently in Greece she set up her own art studio and created Artists on the Move, a program combining the visual arts — working with a variety of media, both en plein air and in the studio —  with an exploration of the rich traditions to be found expressed in the architecture, landscape, and cultural life of the island of Paros.

In 2010, she joined the faculty of the Hellenic International Studies in the Arts (HISA), a study abroad institution with accredited courses for American universities, where she became lead instructor for the department of visual arts. She continues to evolve this multifaceted program today.

Neva Bergemann has been noted for creating art inspired by natural elements deeply rooted in Mediterranean culture and focusing on a classical standard —figure painting, still life, landscape, portrait — but through a modern lens and with a contemporary approach.

Neva’s artwork has been exhibited internationally and resides in numerous private collections all over the world.


Arte in Salotto at Borgo del Gallo – Parma, Italy – Group exhibition, May, 2024

FokiaNou Art Space – Athens, Greece – Group exhibition, Destination Athens – February, 2024

Arte in Salotto – Milan, Italy – Solo exhibition, drawings – May, 2023

Levantis Gallery – Paros, GR – Solo exhibition, drawings – August, 2021

Levantis Gallery – Paros, GR – Solo exhibition, paintings – July, 2013

Holland Tunnel Gallery – Paros, GR – Group exhibition, paintings – July, 2012

Aghios Athanasios, Art Space – Paros, GR – Duo exhibition, Monotypes/paintings – September, 2004 

Millicent Rogers Museum – Taos, NM – Group exhibition, portraits – May, 2003

Metaxas Gallery – Naoussa – Paros, Greece – July/August, 2002

Aegean Center for the Fine Arts – Paros, Greece – December, 1997

Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL – New Talent group exhibition – June, 1991


Photo: Dan Haimovich