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My work was discussed in Hand Papermaking Magazine in an article titled, "Historical, Social and Artistic Implications of Collaboration in Contemporary Hand Papermaking", written by Katharine DeLamater

Volume34, Summer 2019

photo by Mark Poucher

Rauschenberg Residency #39 in Captiva, FL

June 17 - July 19, 2019



Catalog Launch and Q & A

Includes an Essay by Clare Grill

May 19, 2019


High Noon Gallery

106 Eldridge St

New York, NY 10002



Grant Wood Fellow's Exhibition: Studio Experiments

Ryan Parker & Eleanna Anagnos

Catalog with Essay by Jared Ledesma, Assistant Curator at the Des Moines Art Center

Opening reception: May 2, 2019




1103 Third St SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Eleanna Anagnos

NYC Solo Debut Exhibition

Opening reception: April 18, 2019


106 Eldridge Street

New York, NY 10002


Solo Exhibition opens at Unity Gallery, located at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa

Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 7-9pm

Exhibition runs from March 1 - April 6, 2019

"Paradigm Shift" Public Lecture at the Stanley Museum of Art, at the University of Iowa

Monday, February 25, 2019


116 Art Building West

141 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City


BRIC Arts Media, Biennial Vol. III opening reception: February 6, 2019 7-9pm

Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow

Exhibition runs from February 7- April 7, 2019

RSVP here




Catalog Launch and Closing Reception, February 3, 2019

Some Stuff You Forgot About

Work of Ben Pederson,

Curated by Eleanna Anagnos

3-6pm at Ortega y Gasset Projects

The Old American Can Factory

363 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215


COLOR DIMENSION, curated by Rachel Vancelette at the KWANHOON Gallery Booth

(South Korea)


Booth: #707

LA Art Show: January 23- 27, 2019

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, CA

Some Stuff You Forgot About, solo NYC debut exhibition of work by Ben Pederson opens January 5

curated by Eleanna Anagnos

January 5, 2019- February 3

Ortega y Gasset Projects



I am the Grand Wood Fellow in Painting for the 2018- 2019 academic year!

Excited to be here at the University of Iowa.

Berkana, Solo Exhibition at EWING Gallery Art and Architecture at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

January 11 - February 11, 2018

Opening Reception, January 11, 2018 6:30-8:30

Aphrodite's Chariot, Solo exhibition at Kent Place School Gallery

January 5 - February 2, 2018

Closing Reception, February 2, 2018 6-8pm

42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   |   (908) 273-0900

September 29, 2017

Panel Discussion with Michelle Grabner and Clare Grill

moderated by Eric Cagley


October 5 through Nov 12, 2017 I am included in the inaugural exhibition, The Painted Desert, Part I,  at High Noon Gallery. Artists included are: Marisa Baumgartner, Ryan Crotty, Francisco Esnayra, Robert Otto Epstein, Theresa Hackett, Jill Levine, Ali Miller, Colin Thomson, Lindsay Walt

(Credit: Arts Brookfield / Tara Davis)

August 10-13 2017, dOGUMENTA, commissioned a work of mine for the world premier art exhibition for dogs at Brookfield Place, NYC. Over 4,000 dogs attended the event and the pawparazzi were in full effect!

I'm thrilled to share that I am a Yaddo Fellow in 2017

I curated the solo debut of Monica Palma's work

Wish Me Good Luck

Show opens on November 5 through December 4, 2016

Performance at 7pm


My studio and Ortega y Gasset Projects were included in this article

Your Concise Guide to Gowanus Open Studios 2016, Hyperallergic, October 13, 2016 by Benjamin Sutton


The New York Artist-Run Galleries

You Need To Know

Part I


Ortega y Gasset Projects, the curatorial collective of which I am a member was featured in Artsy as a gallery you need to know!

November 2015




Sweet Talker, 2015, Watercolor, acrylic and sand on yupo paper, mounted on wood

Art Critic, writer and curator, Benjamin Sutton highlights my work in his Hyperallergic coverage of Gowanus Open Studios 2015.

September 29, 2015, I moderated a NYC Creative Salon discussion about Labor in the creative field at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It was an expansive, thought provoking discussion. Participants included: Lauren Frances Adams (via Skype), Doug Barrett, Eric Hibit, Andrew Prayzner and Sarah Rushford (via Skype). The link to our discussion is live. You can hear the entire 1.5 hour discussion while you sip on a bubbly beverage and take a long bath!

selected work: Flight, 14" x 11", Oil on linen, 2014 and Soggy Claws and Mazes, 12" x 9", Oil on linen, 2014

Studio open to the public October 17-18, 2015

noon to 6pm

363 Third Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(ground entrance behind Ortega y Gasset Projects)

selected work: Floating Storm, 14" x 11", Oil on linen, 2014

Satellite Squared, Migrational Methods & A Romantic Gonzo Gesture

Curated by Zahar Vaks and Nicolle Langille



September 12, 2015- October 10, 2015

Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas



Lauren Adams(Baltimore, MD)

Eleanna Anagnos(Brooklyn, NY)

Joshua Bienko (Knoxville, TN)

Eric Hibit (Queens, NY)

Fritz Horstman (Bethany, CT)

Will Hutnick (Wassaic, NY)

Leeza Meksin (Brooklyn, NY)

Sarah Rushford (Boston, MA)

Zahar Vaks (Brooklyn, NY)

Sheilah Wilson(Granville, OH & Nova Scotia)


For our September 2015 exhibition, we bring the work of the Brooklyn- based artist collective,  Ortega y Gasset Projects. OyG is an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Gowanus, Brooklyn that produces thoughtful programming that reflects the diverse interests of the individual members. As they explain, “the goal of OyG is to mount exhibitions that provoke interpretation and dialogue. In doing so, we participate within a wider forum to disseminate aesthetic experience in new ways and expand our roles, priorities and scope of influence within art culture”. For their exhibition at Satellite, they are influenced by a romanticized idea of Las Vegas via the lens of Hunter S. Thompson's writing, along with influential films, photos and essays. The work that the artists are including echoes multiple entryways of Vegas and its desert surroundings. Some works describe the everyday entwined with psychedelic glamour that one can imagine as the circulatory system of Las Vegas' past and present. Other works feel like remnants of an abandoned mining town in the Nevada desert. Most urgently, they intend to highlight the collaborative hive- mind and satellite process of putting the show together.  Read more about their curatorial approach at http://oygprojects.com/, or research OyG members.



Love Child OPENS!

Curated by Eleanna Anagnos

June 12, 2015 - July 26, 2015


curated by Will Hutnick & Polly Shindler


Eleanna Anagnos

Sharona Eliassaf

Henry Samelson

Cameron Welch


February 4 – March 5, 2015


opening reception:

Wednesday, February 4, 6 – 9pm

closing reception:

Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8pm


Trestle Projects is pleased to announce GAME GENIE, a group exhibition of painting that explores the undefined space where physicality and digitalization overlap.


Game Genie was a supplemental tool for original Nintendo that provided a quicker and much easier way to beat the game at hand.  The device plugged into your machine and transported your character into a different space and time.  You were given the opportunity to avoid various levels and obstacles and bypass information in the hopes of completing the game sooner.  The game - and your experience - was being edited as it was being played.  New pieces and fragments were (re)constructed to reinvent the final outcome.


GAME GENIE explores the ways in which artists are investigating an undefined space between physicality and virtuality.  By employing common digital technologies – and/or a computer-driven mindset - to create recognizable forms and shapes, the artists in GAME GENIE are altering and subverting the familiar picture plane, and questioning our own perceptions about space, in a way that is unexpected.  Paint acts as a portal to, and away from, virtual networks.  This gray area, this unknown, inter-dimensional space where physicality and digitalization overlap, is being challenged with a critical eye, making the viewer attempt to decipher whether something is painted, collaged, superimposed, digital.  The artists are questioning what is there and not there, reconfiguring shapes and information through their exploration.  Multiple and/or identical forms are created to exist in the same space and time, as if they had been copied and pasted from one surface (or screen) to the other.  Rather than a strict copy, however, the forms and shapes at play are developed specifically and intentionally with the artists’ hand: through loose, sweeping, gestural marks; through incompatible colors forced to interact and harmonize, or produce static; to hand-drawn figures that undulate and shift between different perspectives and dimensions.  These moments are an exploration of an unobtainable, “other” space, as well as a declaration of the present.