Mokuhanga and Today’s Art Marketplace. Issues Explored by an Artist, Curator & Non-Profit Gallerist
Florence Neal, printmaker, installation artist and sculptor, has a special interest in mokuhanga. Working for many years in black and white linocuts, she began to study woodcuts in 2006. Neal traveled to Japan for the first International Mokuhanga Conference in 2011 and MI-LAB’s residency for Advanced Study in 2013. Her prints and artist’s books can be found in numerous public collections. In addition to her work as an artist, she is a gallerist, curator and the Co-founder and Director of the non-profit Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, New York, where she curated “New York Mokuhanga” presenting the work of four mokuhanga artists working in New York State.
Her interest and continued work in printmaking led her to establish Everglade Press in 1985, a small artist’s press and the non-profit Kentler International Drawing Space in 1990, an exhibition space dedicated to promoting and presenting drawings and work on paper. Both are in Red Hook, Brooklyn.