Atlanta artist Eleanor Neal has a rising national prominence. Her unique methodology, utilizing bee's wax, specially treated paper, tree moss and other raw materials found in nature, has attracted the attention of top institutions and curators across the country.
Eleanor received her B.F.A. and M.A. from Indiana University. She is currently a graduate student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts, MFA Program.
Eleanor's work has been featured in Anamesa 2014, the interdisciplinary journal of New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science. Eleanor has shown at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut in the International Footprint Biennial Exhibition curated by renowned artist Donald Sultan. Her work was featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, MOCA-GA "Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists" Exhibition 2013. The Hampton University's International Review, where she won the prestigious Elizabeth Catlett Printmaking Award. Eleanor is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. She is a Hambidge fellow at the Hambidge Creative Center Artists Residency Program. Recent art work will be featured at Chastian Gallery in the Atlanta Printmaking Studio group exhibition in October 2015.
Education The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Low-Residency MFA Studio Art
Chicago, IL Masters of Art Education,
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts,
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
ProfessionalMuseum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Board of Directors
Leadership Atlanta, GA
ETS College Board AP Studio Art National Reader 2009-2013
Salt Lake City, Utah; Cincinnati, Ohio NAEA National Art Education Association Panel Speaker
National Convention New Orleans Convention Center 2015
Fellowships Maine College of Art Feed the Soul Fellowship 2013
& Residencies Portland, Maine Art Institute of Chicago TICA Program 2012, 2010
Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art at the
Art Institute of Chicago
Experimental Printmaking Institute
Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania
Awarded the Any One Can Fly Faith Ringgold Fellowship.
SCAD Art Educators Forum, Summer 2012 Atlanta, GA
& Residency Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences Artists Panels Awarded a Two week artists residency fellowship in 2010
Participated in two week workshop at international artists residency in Deer Isle, Maine. 2008 SCAD Art Educators Forum, Summer 2008
Georgia Fulton County Public Arts Registry 2012
Selected to participate on panel for FC Artists Grant Selection
Atlanta, GA Atlanta Printmaking Studio
Awarded the Stern Scholarship Printmaking Award 2011
Museum Cafe MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Education Artist presentation/workshop to high school artists for the Cafe MOCA Workshops under the leadership of CEO/President Annette Cone-Skelton 20012/2011 MOCA GA Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia 2008
During the summer of 2008 I was the coordinator and facilitator of the Summer High School Teachers program designed for Metro Atlanta Art Educators under the leadership of MOCA CEO/President, Annette Cone-Skelton.
Featured Articles The International Review of African American Art Journal Volume 22/Number 1. Winning art work featured from the Elizabeth Catlett Printmaking Award at Hampton University Museum of Art. The School of The Art Institute of Chicago Low Residency Graduate
Program- Art work featured on SAIC Low Res. website NYU- New York University Anamesa Interdisciplinary Journal
Artwork selected-Fall 2014 journal Artwork featured on the Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art website at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Featured in the Art Institute of Chicago TICA Summer Catalog 2012-2013 Indiana University Art Education
Featured article on Women Art Educators for the graduate program directed by Dr. Enid Zimmerman 1985
Professional Tougaloo College Summer Artists Workshops 2009-2007
Artist Participated in printmaking workshop at summer residency.
Bennington College Bennington, Vermont
Artists workshop featuring Plein Air Painting. 2007
Exhibitions 2015 Art Papers Annual Gala Atlanta, GA Swan Coach House Gallery Exhibition