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.