Pay no attention to that man 

behind the curtain

Neil Salley is a multidisciplinary artist working in the field of interactive multimedia installation and performance art since 1990. 


Through found and created objects, animatronics, interactive video, kinetic sculpture, sound art, architecture, storytelling and his own patented form of holography Neil creates immersive multi-media experiences that explore the shifty and pliable relationships between history, fiction, perception, logic and the realm of possibility.  


Neil’s world of Pataphysically inspired* investigations are exhibited at Musée Patamécanique; a site-specific immersive Wunderkammer that has been attracting visitors from across the globe since 2006. 


His limited edition books, sound art pieces, video installations and interactive electronic inventions have been shown and collected nationally and internationally including; The International Festival of Arts and Technology in Xi’an China, The London Institute of Pataphysics, The DeCordova Museum, Rhode Island School of Design museum, AS220 and The Rhode Island Foundation. He has received grants from The LEF Foundation and Rhode Island State Council on The Arts.


In addition to his curatorial duties at le Musée he is currently serving as Visiting Lecturer of Electronic Arts at Bridgewater State University.

MFA: Rhode Island School of Design

Digital + Media


BS: Emerson College, Boston

Communications/Fine Arts/Psychology


Additional Baccalaureate and Post Baccalaureate Studies:

Brown University, Providence 

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

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