Annalise Neil lives and works in La Mesa, CA. In 2006, she received a BFA in Printmaking from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, with a minor in Art History (summa cum laude). She completed an Artist Residency in Motherhood, and has taken several courses with the NYC Crit Club including a Virtual Residency with Mira Schor. She has studied at the Maplecrest Center for the Arts in Maplecrest, NY and Playa in Summer Lake, OR. She is a member of the Art Alliance at the Oceanside Museum of Art and the San Diego Watercolor Society. Annalise has exhibited her work in many juried shows over the last 20 years, obtaining awards by notable jurors. She has been published in ArtMaze Mag, The On Being Project, Emergence Magazine, All She Makes, and New Visionary Magazine. Her work resides in public and private collections across the U.S. and Europe.
With nature imagery as a visual framework, my work considers ideas such as perception, the unknown, and ecology. Metaphors that come from researching these scientific and philosophical tenets are woven into my pieces. The concepts and the images they lead to can be used to help interpret living as one species amongst wildly complex, interconnected social and natural environments. I am keenly interested in discussing states of change and possibility: past-is-prologue enmeshed with ongoing scientific illuminations. I endeavor to create work that will lead to contemplation and reflection for the viewer, and that allows for a re-thinking of the human’s relationship to reality and our surroundings.