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 participated in an Artist Residency in Motherhood from 2016-17, and in 2021 completed independent art study courses with the NYC Crit Club. She is a member of the Art Alliance at the Oceanside Museum of Art and the San Diego Watercolor Society. Annalise has exhibited her paintings, fine prints, and cyanotypes in numerous juried shows throughout the United States over the last 15 years, obtaining several awards by notable jurors. She has been published in ArtMaze, On Being, Emergence Magazine, All She Makes, and New Visionary Magazine. Her work resides in public and private collections across the U.S. and in Europe.
With nature imagery as a visual framework, my work considers ideas such as perception, deep listening, memory, 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 a human in our wildly complex, interconnected and social environments. Immersion in the natural world elevates and enriches our lives, and binds us to the majesty of our prismatic ecosystems. I am keenly interested in creating work that will lead to contemplation and reflection for the viewer, with the hope that empathy and mental elevation are experienced.