ITAS Podcast Season 6, Ep.4

I’m constantly amazed at the diversity of the art scene in San Diego, CA – right in my backyard! Today’s guest is Annalise Neil, a cyanotypes artist who creates incredibly complex surrealistic compositions full of deep philosophical meaning. Each of them tells a story that you can “read” by unraveling one tiny detail after another. And all of a sudden, you find yourself having an existential conversation with an artwork.

Intrigued? Good! Listen to my conversation with Annalise Neil and learn more from the artist herself!

Annalise Neil artist

About Annalise Neil

Annalise Neil lives and works in La Mesa, CA. In 2006, she received a BFA in Printmaking from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, with a minor in Art History (summa cum laude). She completed an Artist Residency in Motherhood and has taken several courses with the NYC Crit Club including a Virtual Residency with Mira Schor. She has studied at the Maplecrest Center for the Arts in Maplecrest, NY, and Playa in Summer Lake, OR.

She is a member of the Art Alliance at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Medium Photo, and the San Diego Watercolor Society. Annalise has exhibited her work in many juried shows over the last 20 years, obtaining awards from notable jurors. She has been published in ArtMaze Mag, Colossal, The On Being Project, Emergence Magazine, All She Makes, and New Visionary Magazine. Her work resides in public and private collections across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Artwork by Annalise Neil

Links and references

Official website:


Recent publication by Colossal:

Current and upcoming shows:

Now – March 30, 2023
Artist’s talk on Feb. 8 at 6 PM
The Herrick Health Library, La Mesa, CA

Opening Aug. 13, 2023
Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA

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