Eleanor Neal is from Gary, Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University with a Masters in Art Education and Bachelor of Arts Degrees. Eleanor was awarded the Faith Ringgold, The Anyone Can Fly Foundation Fellowship residency to attend the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. In 2010 Eleanor was awarded the Elizabeth Catlett Printmaking Award at Hampton University Museum. The winning art work can be seen in The International Review of African American Art, issue Volume 22 Number 1. Recently Eleanor’s unique wax mono-types were selected for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 3rd Biennial International called Footprint. The juror for the exhibition is contemporary artist, Donald Sultan. The selected art work will be featured in Norwalk, Connecticut at the CCP. In 2011 Eleanor spent time at Hambidge Artists Residency in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, a nurturing retreat to expand the creative spirit. She has also attended Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine where she was inspired by a unique stunning nature setting of deep forest and the Atlantic Ocean. It allowed her to further explore her art work and push into the unknown.