In addition to traditional substrates, Winifred McNeill repurposes materials such as seashells, commercial tiles, metal plates and plumbing pipes as surfaces for delicate mark making. A common thread in her work is the ongoing pursuit of the relationship between the physical world and the ambiguity of memory.
She exhibits her work in national and international venues, including a recent one- person exhibition at William Paterson University. Her work is held in many public and private collections including the New York Public Library Special Collections.
In March 2020, she completed a 3-month artist residency at the European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) in Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. Other awards and residencies include the NJ State Council on the Arts; the Brodsky Center NJ Printmaking fellowship; Yaddo; Millay and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
She received her BFA from Boston University and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY. She lived and worked in Rome, Italy for many years before returning home. Currently, she is a faculty member in the New Jersey City University Art Department.