Elizabeth Neel was born in Stowe, Vermont, in 1975. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, Providence, in 1997; a Diploma Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2002; and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University, New York, in 2007.
Elizabeth Neel’s paintings complicate relationships between architecture, the body, nurture and nature. Her lexicon of marks, produced with brushes, rollers, rags, and the force of gravity are a collective imprint of her experience and action in relationship to shared cultural signifiers and designations. She activates the narrative potential of Abstraction using visual similes that belong as much to the viewer’s world as they do to her own.
Neel has had solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world, including the SculptureCenter, Long Island City; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; and Saatchi Gallery, London, and was included in Prague Biennial 5 in 2011.