Florence Neal is an artist who makes prints, drawings and public art installations inspired by nature. Her prints and artist’s books can be found in major national and international collections.
A special interest within her work is the traditional Japanese water-based woodcut technique, known as Mokuhanga. She attended the first International Conference of Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan in 2011. Two years later, she was awarded a five-week residency for Advanced Study at MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory) in Kawaguchiko, Japan to study with master printers. At the end of the residency, she hiked to the top of Mt. Fuji, a spiritual pilgrimage, still resonating within her work. In 2014, the Pollock Krasner Foundation awarded her a Fellowship for traditional printmaking and her innovative use of prints in public art installations.
She lives and works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.