Biography

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.

Ms. Neal has exhibited at Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn AL; The Painters Gallery, Fleischmanns, NY; Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY; Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey; St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY; Dowling College, Oakdale, NY; Krakov Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic; University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; University of Hawaii at Manao, Honolulu HI; and many others.

Her work is in the public collections of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Columbus Public Library, Columbus, GA; Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY; Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL; LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia; Memorial Sloan Kettering, Josie Robertson Surgery Center, New York NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; New York Public Library, Department of Prints, New York, NY; Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NB; and University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.