John Taj Neville is the principal, designer and craftsperson behind Neville Fabrication. He was born in 1983 in Dare County, North Carolina. He has lived most of his life in the state, excluding stints in New York City and Florence, Italy. Neville was introduced to art and craft at an early age: his mother is a painter and art historian, his father a master furniture maker.
For 6 years in between pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Neville apprenticed with his father and held employment in several esteemed furniture and cabinet shops in central North Carolina. This work experience formalized the technical ability, attention to detail, and work ethic now crucial to Neville's hybrid studio practice, which ranges from making contemporary visual art to designing and producing heirloom quality furniture. A 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill BFA graduate, Neville continues to produce both functional and non-functional art out of his studio in Orange County, NC.
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