Eleanna Anagnos

b. Evanston, IL


There are enormous gaps between what we know and what we think we know. Some of the greatest art creates a paradigm shift, where a viewer comes to the work with a lot of assumptions about what they think they are seeing and then the work offers something outside of those assumptions: a new way of seeing, thinking and being. In Eleanna’s work, she highlights these assumptions by creating perceptual shifts through investigations of materiality. Using Hydrocal and paper pulp, her works sits at the cusp between painting and sculpture.. Ambiguous in form and substrate they are hard to locate in time and the subtle perceptual shifts in the work make them hard to place in space. They simultaneously retain a visceral presence. Eleanna grapples with concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time and space. In her work she bridges the gap between the corporeal and intangible.


Temple University, Tyler School of Art, MFA Painting, Elkins Park, PA, 2005

Temple Rome, Tyler School of Art, MFA Painting Candidate, Rome, Italy, 2004

Kenyon College, BA Studio Art with Concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies, Gambier, OH, 2002




Mother Tongue, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA


Berkana, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN

Aphrodite's Chariot, Kent Place School, Summit, NJ 



Eleanna Anagnos & Ryan Parker, CSPS Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

Biennial:Volume III, BRIC Arts Media, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow, Brooklyn, NY

Color DimensionLA Art Show, Kwanhoon Gallery, curated by Rachel Vancelette, Los Angeles, CA


The Painted Desert, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

dOGUMENTA, Brookfield Place, New York, NY

Para-Verbal Vocab, curated by Kristen Racaniello, Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY 



Serious PlayAutomat, Philadelphia, PA

Plus OneTrestle Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

PortalGround Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Verblist, curated by Mark Joshua Epstein, E.Tay Gallery, New York, NY

A Decalogue of Tenebrous Luminaries, organized by William Norton, Pop-up at Art Helix, Brooklyn, NY

Grow(th), curated by Kristen Racaniello, Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY

Newman Plus OneProto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Physical Painting, curated by Jennifer Samet, Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Westchester, NY



Satellite Squared, curated by Zahar Vaks and Nicole Langille, Satellite Contemporary, LasVegas, NV

12x12Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

GAME GENIE, curated by Polly Shindler and Will Hutnick, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY



Person, Place or Thing: Works on Paper, curated by Quang Bao, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany

EARTHTWERKS and other celestial familiarsSidecar Gallery, Hammond, IN

LA Initiative Benefit Art Auction, organized by Stanley Hollander, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Do it Yourself, curated by Julie Alexander, Bushwick Open Studios 2014, Brooklyn, NY



Special GuestsSardine, Brooklyn, NY

November show, curated by Jonathan Torres, The Diplomat, Brooklyn, NY

Location! Location! Location!, curated by Sun You, President Clinton Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Radius, curated by Marcella Hackbardt, Horwitz Hall Gallery, Gambier, OH

Art Lottery, Issue Project Room BenefitThree Legged Dog, New York, NY



Peaces on Earth, curated by Jon Lutz, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

To keep us in the dark ages of color, curated by Elsa Koenig, DIE AUSSTELLUNGSSTRASSE, Vienna, Austria

American Friends of the Louvre, Young Patrons Circle's Annual Benefit, Consulate General of France, New York, NY



Gucci, curated by The 62nd Dimension, CENTER, Milwaukee, WI

Chain-Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

Biennial 26, Juried by Betsy Carpenter of the Walker Art Center, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

Spotlights, Juried by Jon Lutz, Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

BWYloveMarianne Boesky, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY



Symbio/ BiopolisGalerie Vaclava Spaly, Prague, Czech Republic

Neolaia PathosNational Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL

Annual BAMart Silent AuctionBrooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

AccrochageKouros Gallery, New York, NY



AccrochageKouros Gallery, New York, NY



AccrochageKouros Gallery, New York, NY

BeyondSam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



FluxusAvery Art Center, Statesboro, GA



Art on the WalkTower Investments, Philadelphia, PA



MFA CandidatesTemple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy



Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Captiva, FL, 2019

Grant Wood Painting Fellow, Iowa City, IA, 2018

Yaddo Fellow, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2017

BAU at Camargo Fellow, Cassis, France, 2016

Economic Relief Grant, The Mayer Foundation, 2014

Emergency Grant, Artists' Fellowship Inc., 2014

The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Anderson Ranch Residency, Snowmass Village, CO, 2011

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, (to attend Anderson Ranch Residency), 2011

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency, New Smyrna, FL, 2009

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, (to attend Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency), 2009

Chashama Studio Program, New York, NY, 2008- 2010

Margaret E. Leslie Prize in Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2005

The Molly Hatcher Prize in Women’s and Gender Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2005

Purchase Prize, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2005


Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL

The Silent Wolf, LLC, Lake Forest, IL

Toasted Head Wines, San Francisco, CA




Steinhauer, Jillian, What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week, The New York Times, January 2019

Sutton, Benjamin, “The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Starting and Sustaining an Artist-Run Gallery”, Artsy, August 2018

Barone, Joshua, "Treats, Jewelry, and Astro Turf: Scenes From an Art Show for Dogs", The New York Times, August 2017

Cascone, Sarah, "Art Unleashed! Take a Tour of 'dOGUMENTA,' America's First Art Exhibition That's Just for Dogs", Artnet, August 2017

Schmitt-Tegge, Johannes, "Kunstkenner auf Pfoten, 'Dogumenta' in New York", Sudkurier, August 2017

Ziv, Stav, "The Latest Art Trend is Catering to Dogs, Because Canines Deserve Entertainment, Too", Newsweek, June 2017

Martinez, Alanna. "This Art Show Is Only for Dogs and the End Is Nigh", Observer.com, May 2017

Fishman, Madison, "In Conversation with Eleanna Anagnos", ATMOS, June 2017

Schwendener, Martha, 10 Galleries to Visit Now in Brooklyn, The New York Times, April 2017

McCafferty, Kelly, "White Chalky Powder", The Coastal Post, March 2017

Kreimer, Julian, "Wish Me Good Luck", Art in America, February 2017

Sutton, Benjamin, "Your Concise Guide to Gowanus Open Studios 2016, Hyperallergic, October 2016

Torrey, Emily, "The New York Artist-Run Galleries You Need to Know - Part I", Artsy, November 2015

Sutton, Benjamin, "From Giant Steel Angels to Titillating Collages, Favorites from Gowanus Open Studios 2015", Hyperallergic, October 20, 2015

Mahoney, Alice, "Three Must See Shows This Week" Art List, 2015

Weekend Edition, "11Things to do in New York's art world before June 16th" New York Observer, 2015

Bailly, Jenny and Cruz, Clarissa. "Top Down, Change Up", O Magazine, July 2013

Hybenova, Katerina. “10 Things To Do This Weekend: The Ultimate Jingle Edition” Bushwickdaily.com, 2012

nymuseums.com, Eva Ostrowska, Curator's Cho "Why not perform with a run of 33 miles?", November 2011

Philly.com, Edith Newhall. Lutz Looks, May 29, 2011

McMenamin, Alison. “Emerging Talent in the Spotlight at Rebecca Templeton” In Liquid art + design blog. 3 June 2011

Rosof, Libby. “Templeton Spotlights 9 emerging artists. Web log post. Theartblog. 2 May 2011

“Day Trip”, Wieden + Kennedy (in house publication for global corporate clients), 2009

Bryan, Meredith. "Eight-Day Week" The New York Observer, January 6, 2009

“Structured Chaos,” New York Arts Magazine, July/August 2008

Brodsky, Daniella, “Intuitive Process” LUXE: The Chicago Home Redefined, February 2008

Groover, Bobbi. “F&B Portrait: Brush Strokes” Forest & Bluff, June 2005