James Neal

Visual Artist and Writer in Paris, France

I paint, write and photograph. And think a lot about what defines and separates. Which works its way into art forms. My sexual identity and political activism influences my work, with a bent towards challenging normative ethics and conventional behavior.

During my career I have launched three startup ventures, run several investment banking practices and served on the national campaign finance committees for multiple political campaigns. A decade ago I became the second openly-gay person in history to run for the US Senate. I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to design and teach seminars on contemporary US politics an adjunct professor, and to contribute as an opinion essayist for various print and online journals on political and social issues. News outlets CNBC, NPR, NBC, ABC, FOX, Channel One (Britain) and ORF (Austria) have featured me as a guest.

Please contact me with any questions, inquiries.

  • Education
    • The University of Chicago
    • The University of North Carolina