Biography

Winifred McNeill has exhibited in national and international venues, including St. Stephens Cultural Foundation, Rome, Italy; the Yu Chun Gallery, Suzhou, China; The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; the Hun Gallery and mdh Gallery, New York City, the Ho Gallery Seoul, Korea; the Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; the Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ; the Jersey City Museum,  Jersey City, NJ and the Maloney Art Gallery in the College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey.

McNeill's work is part of many public collections including The Newark Public Library, The Zimmerli Art Museum, The New Jersey State Museum, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. McNeill's commissioned drawings for The Helen Fragments, a limited edition letterpress book published by Peter Koch Press, is in the collections of the New York Public Library; The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley; San Francisco Public Library/Arts of the Book Collection; University of Delaware Rare Books and Special Collections; Columbia University Rare Books Department; The Clark Library at UCLA, Stanford University Library; Gunst Collection; UC Irvine Special Collections; The University of Nevada Reno, Special Collection; Vanderbilt University Library and New Jersey City University.

Winifred received her BFA from Boston University and her MFA from Queens College, CUNY. She taught Drawing and Painting at St. Stephen’s School in Rome from 1980 until 1985. Returning to New York, she served as Curator of Education at the Jersey City Museum until 1995. She is currently a professor in the Art Department of New Jersey City University.
 

Exhibitions

SOLO/TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017Industrial Strength, Winifred McNeill, Curator Peter Koch, The Black Cat, Berkeley, CA
2016 Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought: The Drawings and Sculpture of Winifred McNeill Curator Diane Radycki, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, PA
2014 Park Dreams and Other Poems, work in Plaster, Ceramic, and Paper by WINIFRED MCNEILL, Windows on Columbus, Curator, Eileen Ferara, Jersey City, NJ
2013 Multiplicities, Drawing Rooms, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ
2010 Flight Shade, St. Stephens Cultural Center Foundation, Rome, Italy
2007 Winifred McNeill and Rachel Press, mdh fine art, New York, NY
2004 Putti Project: Monica Strauss, New York, NY
2003 The Helen Fragments: The Working Drawings, Black Cat Studio, Berkley, California
1999 Looking and Touching, Aljira; A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
1996 Presence of Desire, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1996 Winifred McNeill, Art Space, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ
1992 Divergencies: Winifred McNeill, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 On Another Page, Curator Eileen Ferara, Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Learning To Fly: A Celebration of Flight and Exploration, The Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
New Jersey Arts Annual: Special Edition, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
2016 Curators Choice, Curator Katherine Murdock, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Neumann + One, Proto Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken NJ
The Big Small Show, Curator Anne Trauben, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2015 Origins, Curator Lucy Rovetto, Merseles Studios, Jersey City, NJ
2014 Four Artists/Four Visions, Goldsmith Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey
2013 Paperwork, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ
2013 Raw Drawing, Drawing Rooms, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ
2013 Presence, Pro-Arts Group Exhibition, Curator, Denise Carvalho, Tenmarc, Jersey City, NJ
2012 See How We Are, Pro-Arts Group Exhibition, Curator, Margaret O'Reilly, Tenmarc, Jersey City, NJ
2010 New Classicism, Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
2009 Dialogue in Chinese Garden, Yucan Gallery, Suzhou, China St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
2008 Timeless: The Art of Drawing, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
2008 People Without Clothes, Jersey City Studio Tour Exhibition, Canco Loft, Jersey City
2008 Open Doors Studio Tour, Gallery 744, Newark, NJ
2008 Neumann Artists at Maxwells, "Exhibit A", Maxwells, Hoboken, NJ
2008 Summer Showcase, mdh fine art, New York, NY
2008 Wild Life/Wildlife, The Gallery at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
2008 Visual Sound, Closter Art Studio Gallery, Closter, NJ
2007 The Annunciation in Contemporary Art, The Therese A Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
2007 Fire and Ash, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
2007 The Circular Exhibition, Ho Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2007 The Circular Exhibition, Hun Gallery, 12 W 32nd St, New York, NY
2007 Drawn From New Orleans: Twentieth Century Works from Private Collections. Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
2007 Object, Hun Gallery, 12 W 32nd St, New York, NY
2006 Alternate Voices, Manna Fine Art Exhibition Space, Jersey City, NJ
2006 April is the Cruelest Month, The Garage, Jersey City, NJ
2005 Circa Craft, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
2004 f#@k perfection: VertexList, Brooklyn, NY
2003 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper
2000 Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
1998 La Linea: 20 Dibujos Contemporaneos, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DR
1997 Exhibition of New Works, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
1997 The Graphic Proof, A Century of Print Collecting at the Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
1996 Keep Breathing, Keep Shouting; Artists & Writers Collaborating, 450 Broadway, NYC, NY
1996 New Jersey Arts Annual; Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
1995 Mirror, Mirror: Paramount Cultural Center, Peakskill, NY
1993 The Return of the Cadavre Exquis: The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1993 NJ State Council Fellowship Exhibition: Stedman Art Gallery, Camden, NJ
1993 Books, Books, Books: Humphrey Gallery. New York, NY
1992 The Sleeping Beauty, Gallery CB 313, New York, NY
1992 The Neurotic Art Show: Artists Space, New York, NY
1991 New Jersey Arts Annual, The Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ

Fellowships/Awards/Residencies

2005 New Jersey Arts Annual: The Jersey City Museum
1999 Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs: Grant for NJCU Art Department Visiting Artists Mel Edwards and Liliana Porter: Art/History: Taking It Personally
1996 New Jersey Arts Annual
1995 New Jersey Printmaking Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper
1993 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Award; Graphics
1992 The Trustee’s Award: The Figure As Muse. ArtWorks, Trenton, NJ
1991 Residence; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
1991 Residence; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
New Jersey Arts Annual
1990 Residence; Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
1989 Residence; Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY

Collections

The Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Monica Strauss, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
The Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Nelson Hall
The New York Public Library, Spencer Collection
University of California at Berkeley, the Bancroft Library
San Francisco Public Library, Arts of the Book Collection
University of Delaware Rare Books and Special Collections
Columbia University Library, Rare Books Department
University of California at Los Angeles, The Clark Library
Stanford University Library, Gunst Collection
University of California at Irving, Special Collections
University of Nevada Reno, Special Collections
Vanderbilt University Library
 

Publications

2005 The Old and Their Knowing
Robert Bringhurst, Editions
KOCH, Berkeley, CA
Drawing
2003 The Helen Fragments, Limited Edition Letterpress Book
Peter Koch printer, Berkley, California
55 drawings, commissioned for limited edition
letterpress book
2002 Women On Campus: Gender and Teaching
The Newsletter of the NJCU
Women’s Center and the Women’s Studies Program
Figure Drawing and the Critical Eye
2002 Perspectives in American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary
Scott Casper, Joanne Chaison and Jeff Groves Editors,
University of Massachusetts Press, Boston
Listen Whisper series
1999 Art Journal, Spring. Collage Art Association
Telling the Truth: Perspective Memory and Narrative
1998 Word Works, New Jersey City University Picture/Image/Word
1987 Pasta Classica, The Art Of Italian Cooking, Julia della Croce
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
1985 The Herb Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Garden,
Brooklyn, New York


Visiting Artist Lectures

2009 Looking At Contemporary Art, Visual Art Center of New Jersey
2005 Autobiographical Career Review, Rockland County Community College
2004 The Artworks of The Hudson County Court House
New Jersey Greenways
1991 Autobiographical Career Review
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Education

MFA Studio Art, Queens College, City University of New York
BFA Studio Art, Boston University

 

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