Spotlight: Anne Neely
November 9, 2019 — January 11, 2020
About the Show
An exhibition of work from Water Stories, Anne Neely's recent solo exhibition at the Museum of Science, Boston. These paintings explore the beauty and foreboding of water, related to central themes, mostly man-made and through climate change, affecting this country. New York based art critic and curator Lilly Wei characterizes these oil on linen paintings as evocatively and sensuously engag[ing] with the subject of water, portrayed as chapters in a visual narrative that also emphasizes beauty, Neely’s updated interpretation of a venerable art historical theme.
Anne Neely is an accomplished painter and printmaker who spends her time between Boston, Massachusetts, and Jonesport, Maine. She was a finalist for the Prix de Rome and was twice a finalist in painting for the MASS Cultural Council Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Co. Mayo, Ireland, and at the Cill Rialaig Arts Center in Co. Kerry, Ireland. Neely’s work has been shown at Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York, as well as other galleries in New York, Boston, and San Francisco and in museums around the country.
Neely’s work can be found in the collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA; The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA; The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME; Grunwald Center for Graphic Art, UCLA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, The New York Times, and The Irish Times, and a book has been published on her recent exhibition at the Museum of Science, Boston.