Eleanna Anagnos

b. Evanston, IL

STATEMENT

Over the last twenty years, I have put together an extensive amount of research towards the intersections and thresholds between painting, sculpture, and drawing. My aim is to produce a body of work that can hardly be categorized or be experienced unequivocally as one of these three mediums through concerns around primal memory, symbol-making, touch, ritual, color and meaning formation. Since 2017, paper pulp has become the material that has best allowed me to expand this investigation and has opened a broad field of creation for me. My way of working with paper comes from an experimental process-oriented practice, using pulp as a touchable material and to create a sense of intimacy. My process leads to work that is haptic, tactile and introspective. I create three-dimensional experiences where the work might be hung from the ceiling with monofilament so it appears to be suspended in space, or hung from the wall in such a way that it seems to be floating off it. Paper pulp is an extremely dynamic medium, however, the most fascinating feature of paper pulp is the duality between its factual lightness and its appeal of weightiness. These deceptive or paradoxical aspects of my work can function to attract viewers’ attention and expand their awareness.

EDUCATION

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Fever Logic, High Noon, New York, NY (catalog)

2019

Mother Tongue, High Noon, New York, NY (catalog)

Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA

2018

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

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021      

Eric Hibit Presents!, Studio Archive Project, Brooklyn, NY 

 

2020      

Bite the Hand, Monaco, St. Louis, MO

PDF1: Distance, curated by Alex Paik, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY 

Flat File: Year Seven, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

Shelter/ Place, High Noon, New York, NY 

2019

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

2017

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 

 

2016

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

 

2015

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

AccrochageKouros Gallery, New York, NY

 

2007

AccrochageKouros Gallery, New York, NY

BeyondSam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2006

FluxusAvery Art Center, Statesboro, GA

 

2005

Art on the WalkTower Investments, Philadelphia, PA

 

2004

MFA CandidatesTemple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

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

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Tom and Alice Tisch, New York, NY

Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL

The Silent Wolf, LLC, Lake Forest, IL

Toasted Head Wines, San Francisco, CA

 

 

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