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Margaret Neill

United States

31 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Brooklyn, NY

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Works by Margaret Neill

Dovetail small 6


Drawings , Charcoal

60.2 x 50cm

2077,00 €

Dovetail small 4


Drawings , Charcoal

60.2 x 50cm

2077,00 €

Dovetail small 2


Paintings , Graphite drawing

60.2 x 50cm

2077,00 €

Dovetail 5


Drawings , Charcoal

127 x 96.5 x 3.2cm

2729,00 €

Dovetail 1


Drawings , Charcoal

127 x 96.5 x 3.2cm

2729,00 €

Repertory 2


Drawings , Charcoal

55.9 x 76 x 3.2cm

2018,00 €



Paintings , Acrylic

45.7 x 61 x 3.2cm

2552,00 €

Arietta 3



76.2 x 101.6cm

3085,00 €

Arietta 4



76.2 x 101.6cm


Arietta series 2


Drawings , Charcoal

101.6 x 76.2cm

3085,00 €

Margaret Neill is an American abstract artist from Ohio, using a variety of mediums to create lyrical, gestural imagery informed by curves and non-representational shapes and forms. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Neill earned her Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College in Hiram, OH, in 1978. She went on to earn her Masters in Fine Art in Painting from Brooklyn College in New York in 1984.


Neill creates works on canvas, linen and paper using a variety of mediums, including graphite, colored pencil, charcoal and paint. Her process involves an intuitive marking of the surface resulting in continuous, interwound lines and squiggled geometric formations. 
The work references many of the qualities of Lyrical Abstraction. Her process is instinctive and non-representational. The work transcends objective interpretation, instead inviting the viewer to participate through the work in an exploration of the artist's relationship with time and space. As gestural interactions with moments in a particular location, Neill's works serve almost as surrogate memories, visceral relics of a moment in space and time.


Neill is inspired by the fluid geometric qualities of curve and line, in particular how the natural qualities of the earth and sky intermingle with urban elements of object and architecture. Partially informed by observable patterns found in both human and natural phenomena such as buildings, maps and weather patterns, the work emerges from an ephemeral, intuitional state, resulting in objects and images that convey a sense of complexity, serenity and flux.

Artist Statement

"In my work I circle through  a space that is intellectuctual and physical and relates to both the urban and natural world. In periods of rapid transformation such as how we live today, these works seek a way of being that is quiet, continuous and alive.

My paintings emerge from an engagement with my materials and are concerned neither with narrative or image but rather strive to describe a state of being.  Color and form are the subjects of my recent work and they interchange in the discourse and physicality of the painting process. I like to play with ideas of speed, movement, and scale. I seek to explore the transformational properties of merging the physical and metaphysical worlds of time and space.

I have been fascinated with the rapidly rushing landscape we move through while traveling in a car, bus, or train.  And the way various modes of transportation let us feel like we are weightless for a time, moving effortlessly through space. Not unlike the way a cormorant or heron can easily move through both air and water. Painting allows me to conjure up an experience that plays with these ideas.|"


Neill's work is featured in various museums as well as various international and corporate collections, including The Museum of Modern Art Library, Martin Brest, LA and the U.S. State Department.


Neill has exhibited her paintings and drawings widely in a number of solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries nationally.
Neill's work has been widely published, and she has been featured on blogs, TV shows, radio programs and extensively written about in the press.

One/Two Person Exhibitions


Transcription, One Person Show, Pacific Design Center, LA thru 3/18 


Undulation, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY, Two person. 

New Work by Gallery Artists, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY, Four person 

Walk the Line, M & E Gallery, NYC, Four person 


Aligned, DM Contemporary, NYC , Four person 

Drawn to Beauty, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY, Four person 


Renewable Flow, Charcoal Drawings, Pelavin Projects, NY. One person 


Gelbke Fine Arts Center, Hiram College, OH, One person 

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ, One person 


Circuit, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY, One person 


Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY, One person 


Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY, One person 


Taking Notes, Installation, drawing, video, and talk, Brooklyn Public Library, NY, One person 


Works on Paper, Frohring Art Center, Hiram College, OH, One person 


Paintings From Brooklyn, 350 Third Ave. NY, One person 


Fixed in Time, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, One person 


Kent State University, Trumbull Branch, OH, One person 


Frohring Art Center, Hiram College, OH, One person


Group Exhibitions


Women’s History Month Invitational, VanDeb Editions. Curated by Julie Gross 

Six person show, NY 


The Summer Show, DM Contemporary, NY 


Pigment and Paper, Kenise Barnes Fine Art.,NY 

Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ 

Art du Jour, 490 Atlantic, NY 


Season X, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College 

25th Anniversary Show, Kentler International Drawing Space 

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Backroom 


New Work by Gallery Artists, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY 

American Abstract Artstist, Side Show Gallery, Brooklyn 

Painting Center, 21st Anniversary show 


Summer Show, DM Contemporary, NYC 

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, K. Imperial Fine Art, CA 

Lois Dodd: My Students, The Firehouse Center, Damariscotta, ME 

Drawing the Mind, Concordia College, Wall Drawing, NY 

Icing on the Cake, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY 


Wall Drawing, “A Field Guide to Getting Lost” Masters & Pelavin, NY 

Black & White: Extreme Value, NYIT Gallery 61, NY 

Drawing and Cognition, Wall Drawing: DRIVER Columbia University, Macy Gallery 


United States Arts in Embassies Program, Republic of Panama, US Dept. of State. 

Small Works Invitational, The Painting Center, NY 

Twelve Rooms with a view, Nu Hotel, Pelavin Fine Art, NY 

Black and White, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY 

Prints and Drawings , Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, NY 


Partners in Life and Art, Brooklyn Public Library, NY 

Staying Alive , Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY 

Sharazade, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY 


No Chromophobia, OK Harris, NY Friends, Invitational, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, NY 

Color Key, Painting Center, Patrick Webb, curator, NY 

Eye for the Here and Now, Colby College Museum of Art, ME 

Peace, Sideshow Gallery, NY 

Spectrum, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY, panelist 


Punch Bowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY 

Pelavin Editions, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, NY 

25th Anniversary Show, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, NY 

Pink, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA 


Mischief, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY 

Library Show; Travel Show Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 

War Is Over, Side Show Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Anniversary Show, Invitational, Painting Center, NY 


Brooklyn College 75th Anniversary Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY 

Scope Hamptons, Metaphor Contemporary Art, East Hampton, NY 

Soho Myriad, Three-Person Show, Atlanta, GA 

Metaphor Contemporary Art, The Road So Far, Brooklyn, NY 


New Prints 2004/Spring, International Print Center NY, Barry Walker, curator 

Abstract Identity, Pelham Art Center, NY, panelist 

Where the Island Begins, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, NY, catalog 

The Baltimore Fair of Contemporary Prints, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD 

Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 92, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, NY 

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Benefit Show, World Financial Center, NY 

Print National, Lancaster Museum of Art, PA, Mark Pascal, juror. 

Nature Abstracted, Painting Center, NY, Emily Berger, curator, NY 

Peace, Sideshow Gallery, NY 


Clean Slate, Prater Rouse Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Affordable Art Fair, Pier 92, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, NY 


Representing Nature, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, IL 

Affordable Art Fair, Pier 92, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY 

Contemporary Works on Paper, Colby College Museum of Art, ME, catalog 

Touch, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY 

Paper, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NY 

4Sight, From Realism to Abstraction, Kentler International Drawing Space, NY 

Collage, Frothing Art Center, Hiram College, OH Red Hook, 450 Broadway, NY 


Daily Drawings, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY 

The Codes and the Signs, Monastery Plazy, Czech Republic 


Brooklyn on the Block, Curated by David Konigsberg, RI 

Red Hook 8, Curated by Florence Neal and Sonny Balzano, Kentler Gallery, NY 


Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, NY 

Brooklyn Impressions, Small Press Print Studios, Brooklyn, NY 


Works on Paper, John Ittmann, juror, Perkins Center for the Arts, NJ 


3 Artists From Brooklyn, Studio 600-Hermit, Praha, Czech Republic  

Small Works Exhibition, Alan Hacklin, juror, Schoharie County Arts Council, NY 

About Time, Works on Paper, Kent State University, OH 

Connections, Exhibition of Prints, Kendal at Oberlin Gallery, OH 


Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, works on consignment, OH 

Page-22, Artists Books, 540 Broadway Gallery, NY 


To Be, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY 


Hiram College Alumni Invitational, catalog, OH 


Invitational, Hunterdon Art Center, Sinikka Lane, curator, NJ Small Works, Washington Sq. East Galleries, Allen Stone, juror, NY 


4th Annual Miniature Competition, Dore Ashton, juror, BACA, NY 


Paintings and Pastels, Thirty-First Annual Juried Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Center, NJ 3


BRIC, Arts Media, Brooklyn Featured Artist on BRIC Blog. 

Wall St. International Magazine, Review: Undulate, Kenise Barnes Fine Art 


DOMINO “ Small Spaces” page 33 “Nesting” page 52, Holiday Issue 

Painting installation. 2012 Better Homes and Gardens, page 74, Sept. 


Painting installation 


InStyle magazine, “ Community Property” page 419, Dec. 2010, Drawing installation 


Steven Alexander Journal “Margaret Neill / Drawings at Pelavin Projects” 


The Brooklyn Rail ‘ Weltanschauung and Abstract Painting’ Robert C. Morgan 

“Spectrum” Metaphor Contemporary Contemporary Art, NY 

Steven Alexander Journal “No Chromophobia at OK Harris” Steven Alexander 

Two Coats of Paint “Flying Colors at OK Harris” Sharon Butler 


The New York Sun “ Margaret Neill: Circuit at Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art” Maureen Mullarkey 

Martini boys.com “Margaret Neill: Circuit: Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art” Critics Pick 

Where Magazine “Traveling Hues” Margaret Neill: Circuit at Pelavin Fine Art, critics pick. 4 

“The Pleasures of Parallax” Stephen Maine, essay 


Artnet.com “Dateline Brooklyn”, Stephen Maine, April 


The New York Sun “Gallery Going”, Maureen Mullarkey, Nature Abstracted, The Painting Center. 

Abstract Art Online “New York Views”, Nature Abstracted, The Painting Center. Joseph Walentini 

The New York Times “Hamptons on the Gowanus” Helen Harrison 

“Where The Island Begins”, catalogue, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, NY 

“New Prints 2004 /Spring ”, International Print Center NY, essay, Barry Walker 


Art in America “Margaret Neill at Metaphor Contemporary Art, Stephen Maine 

Art News, “Driven to Abstraction”, Amei Wallach 

New American Painting, northeast edition, #44, curator, Charlotta Kotick 


“Drawn From A Family” “Contemporary Works on Paper” catalogue, group show

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME 

Brooklyn Journal “Four Artists Exhibit 4sight” Kentler International Drawing Space, Carl Blumenthal, Feb. 

NY 1, TV interview, Paul Messina, “4Sight “ Kentler International Drawing Space, Feb. 

Brooklyn Heights Press, “ Work of Gowanus Artists Reflects a Changing Canal” Carl Blumenthal. 


New American Paintings #10, New York City Competition, curator, Ivan Karp.

Finalist, MTA Arts For Transit, NYC. 2008, 2011 

Fellowship, Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, Artist Residency, 2004 

Award for Excellence, Wolf Kahn, Juror, Hunterdon Art Center, NJ, 1985