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Christine Neill

For thirty years, Christine Neill has had numerous solo shows on the East Coast of the United States and recently in France. She frequently participates in national and international, group and juried shows. The honors she has received include a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship and the Mellon Arts Grant; galleries in Baltimore and Massachusetts represent her and the work is included in many private and public collections.

Neill initially studied biology at Skidmore College, in New York State, ultimately graduating with a BS degree in Art and earning an MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. It was a natural transition for her from the examination of biological process to metaphorically visualizing those processes as imagery in paintings and prints. She dates her interest in environmental conservation to those early studies.

Neill spends summers in New England, where she paints daily in a converted barn studio. The garden behind her Baltimore City home shares characteristics without duplicating those of the land in the country. She finds the two activities, painting and planting, support each other and influence her interpretation of art and nature.

Neill is a Professor in the Painting & Foundation Departments and Coordinator for Professional Development at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Painting the Urban Forest, Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
  • Immortal Plant Portraits, Espace KALEO Rochefort-en-Terre, France
  • Naturally Inspired, A Commerce & Culture Exhibit at the Center Club, Baltimore, MD. Two-person exhibit with Peter Brooke
  • Land & Sea, Paintings and Prints, Gallery AA/B, Boston.
  • Paintings from the Digital Herbarium, Pinkard Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD
  • Modern Organic, Two-Person exhibit with Roy Dawes, Gallery AA/B, Boston
  • Berkshire Summers, Tokonoma Gallery, Housatonic, MA
  • Mixed Media Watercolors, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • From the Herbarium, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Watercolor Paintings, Tokonoma Gallery, Housatonic, MA
  • Paintings and Prints, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Paintings, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • Recent Paintings, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • Watercolors, Montpellier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel MD
  • New Watercolors, C Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • Christine Neill, Summer Paintings, Chamber of Commerce Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
  • Christine Neill, Summer Paintings, B R Kornblatt Gallery, Washington DC
  • Christine Neill, New Works on Paper, C Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • The Nature of Christine Neill...Recent Works, C Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Christine Neill, New Watercolors, C Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • Christine Neill, Paintings, C Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • Christine Neill, Recent Paintings, Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • Christine Neill, Recent Paintings, Gallery 20, Newark DE
  • Christine Neill, Paintings, Essex Community College, Baltimore MD
  • Christine Neill, Alluvial Paintings, Interchurch Center, New York, NY
  • Christine Neill, Paintings, Towson State University, Towson, MD

Selected Recent Group Exhibitions

  • The Art of Healing and Hope, St Joseph Medical Center, Towson, MD
  • Urban Forest Project, Sustainable Banners hung in Baltimore City Parks and MICA, Collaboration with Lew Fifield
  • Resident Exhibition, Chateau Museum, Rochefort-en-Terre, France
  • International Artist Support Invitational Traveling Exhibit, Cairo, Luxor, Egypt
  • Sabbatical Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Discovering the Native Landscape of the Mid-Atlantic, Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD, Awarded the 2005 Leon Andrus Prize
  • Alumni Exhibit at the Tang, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Conversations, Collaborations in Contemporary Art, Traveling Invitational Exhibition Evergreen House, Baltimore; De Ctr Cont Arts, Wilmington
1979 – 2006
  • Faculty Exhibit, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Selected Collections

  • Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel
  • St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, MD
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Marriott Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Inc, Bethesda MD
  • Commercial Credit Corp, Baltimore MD
  • Maryland Casualty Co Baltimore MD
  • Weinberg and Green, Attorneys-at-law, Baltimore MD
  • Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells, Accountants, Baltimore MD
  • Celest Corporation, Easton MD
  • Washington Hilton, Washington DC
  • TMW Consultants, Stamford CT

Recent Reviews and Catalogues

  • "Christine Neill," Les Info de Redon, Expo a Rochefort-en-Terre
  • "Christine Neill expose tout le mois a l'Epace Kaleo," Ouest France
  • "Naturally Inspired: Paintings by Christine Neill and Peter Brooke," Tracy Lambros, Curator for Commerce and Culture Series
  • "Artist Garden," Kathy Hudson, Style Magazine
  • "Christine Neill: Land & Sea-Exhibition and Fundraiser," Jennifer Wood-Patrick
  • "Christine Neill Exhibits," Jenny Hoffman, MICA Contact
  • "Christine Neill: Paintings," Anne Howard, The City Paper
  • "Christine Neill: Paintings," Mike Giuliano, The Critics Pick
  • "Interview," Nina French-frazier, MICA Publications
  • "Modern Organic," Jennifer Wood-Patrick, Gallery AA/B Essay
  • New American Painting, Juried-Exhibition-in-Print Number 51
  • "Berkshire Summers," Robin Schmitt, Tokonoma Gallery Essay
  • "Mixed Media Watercolors," Joe Shannon, Gomez Gallery Essay
  • "Neill Watercolors at Gomez," Ned Olham, City Paper
  • "Watercolor Show as fresh as Spring," Glenn McNatt, Baltimore Sun
  • "From the Herbarium," Susan Badder, Gomez Gallery Essay

Recent Grants and Residencies

  • Month Long Residency at the Alford & Trafford Klots Residency Program, Rochefort-en-Terre, France June 2007
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Faculty Development Grant, awarded $1000 to attend Alfred & Trafford Klots Artist Residency Program in Rochefort-en-terre, France
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Lucas Grant, awarded to attend a Drawing Closer to Nature workshop conducted by Peter London
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Faculty Development Grant, awarded $1000 to attend digital workshop at Cone Editions Press
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Faculty Development Grant, awarded $1000 to produce Promotional Material
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Faculty Development Grant, awarded $1800 to produce a series of Mixed Media Paintings


  • MFA Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting, Baltimore MD
  • BS Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


Goya Contemporary

3000 Chestnut Ave Mill Centre, Suite 214
Baltimore, MD 21211 T-410-366-2001

Art Advisory Boston

Po Box 393,
Milton, MA 02186 T-617-574-0022

Tokonoma Gallery