Eleanna

Biography

Eleanna Anagnos (she/her) (b.1980, Evanston, IL) is a Greek-American artist and curator residing in Mexico City and New York City. She investigates intersections and thresholds between painting, drawing and sculpture and shifts perceptual values through the manipulation of material hierarchies, processes, and identity. 

Eleanna earned her MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art and a BA with honors and distinction from Kenyon College with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Maake Magazine, and Artnet, among other publications. 


Eleanna has received awards from Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, The Grant Wood Art Colony, The Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Yaddo, BAU Institute at the Camargo Foundation, The Anderson Ranch, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. 

Eleanna has been a Co-Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run, non-profit gallery located in Brooklyn, NY, supporting artists from marginalized and underrepresented communities, for 7. 5 years, since 2014. Her curatorial projects have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, Artnet and the New York Observer. 


Curriculum Vitae

Born 1980, Evanston, IL, USA

Lives and works in Mexico City & New York City


EDUCATION

2005      Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

2004      Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Temple Rome, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

2002      Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

2001       College Year Abroad, Athens, Greece


AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2022     Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME (forthcoming)

2019      Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL

2018      Grant Wood Fellow, Iowa City, IA

2017      Yaddo Fellow, Saratoga Springs, NY

2016      BAU at Camargo Fellow, Cassis, France

2014      Economic Relief Grant, The Mayer Foundation, New York, NY

2014      Emergency Grant, Artists' Fellowship Inc, New York, NY

2013      The Old American Can Factory Artist-in-Residence, Brooklyn, NY

2011       Anderson Ranch Residency and Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Snowmass Village, CO

2009     Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency and Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Smyrna, FL

2008     Chashama Studio Program, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY

2002      Margaret E. Leslie Prize in Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

2002      The Molly Hatcher Prize in Women’s and Gender Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022      HIGH NOON Gallery, TBD, New York, NY (catalog) (forthcoming)

2019       HIGH NOON Gallery, Mother Tongue, New York, NY (catalog)

2019       Maharishi University, Eleanna Anagnos, Fairfield, IA

2018       University of Tennessee, Berkana, Knoxville, TN

2018       Kent Place School, Aphrodite's Chariot, Summit, NJ


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021       Studio Archive Project, Eric Hibit Presents!, Brooklyn, NY (online)

2020      Monaco, Bite the Hand, St. Louis, MO

2020      Tiger Strikes Asteroid, PDF1: Distance, curated by Alex Paik, Brooklyn, NY 

2020      Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Flat File: Year Seven, Brooklyn, NY

2020      High Noon Gallery, Shelter/ Place, New York, NY (covid online)

2019       BRIC Arts Media, BRIC Biennial: Vol. III, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow, Brooklyn, NY (catalog)

2017       dOGUMENTA, Brookfield Place, New York, NY

2017       Spring Break Art Show, Para-Verbal Vocab, curated by Kristen Racaniello, New York, NY 

2016       E.Tay Gallery, Verblist, curated by Mark Joshua Epstein, New York, NY

2016       Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Physical Painting, curated by Jennifer Samet, Westchester, NY

2015       Trestle Projects, GAME GENIE, curated by Polly Shindler and Will Hutnick, Brooklyn, NY

2014       68 Projects, Person, Place or Thing: Works on Paper, curated by Quang Bao, Berlin, Germany

2013       President Clinton Projects, Location! Location! Location!, curated by Sun You, Brooklyn, NY

2012       DIE AUSSTELLUNGSSTRASSE, “To keep us in the dark ages of color”, curated by Elsa Koenig, Vienna, Austria

2011        South Bend Museum of Art, Biennial 26, Juried by Betsy Carpenter of the Walker Art Center, South Bend, IN

2009      Galerie Vaclava Spaly, Symbio/ Biopolis, Prague, Czech Republic

2009      National Hellenic Museum, Neolaia Pathos, Chicago, IL

2007      Kouros Gallery, Accrochage, New York, NY


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019      Ledesma, Jared, "Deceptively Incomplete", Grant Wood Fellow's Exhibition Catalog Essay, August 15

2019      Kirmann, Anne-Valérie, "Eleanna Anagnos: The Interview", Abstract Room, July 31

2019      Hackbardt, M. et al., A Celebration of 50 Years of Women Artists at Kenyon College

2019      DeLamater, K., "Historical, Social and Artistic Implications of Collaboration in Contemporary Hand Papermaking", Hand Papermaking Magazine, July

2019      Burns, Emily, "Eleanna Anagnos, Mother Tongue", Maake Magazine, May 24

2019      Grill, Clare, "The Place Where the Waves Lick the Sandy Edge" Mother Tongue Exhibition Catalog Essay, May 18

2019      Steinhauer, Jillian, "New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now", The New York Times, March 28

2019      Steinhauer, Jillian, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week",  The New York Times, January 23

2018      Sutton, Benjamin, "The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Starting and Sustaining an Artist-Run Gallery", Artsy, August 28

2017      Barone, Joshua, "Treats, Jewelry, and Astro Turf: Scenes From an Art Show for Dogs", The New York Times, August 11

2017      Cascone, Sarah, "Art Unleashed! Take a Tour of 'dOGUMENTA,' America's First Art Exhibition That's Just for Dogs", Artnet, August 11

2017      Schmitt-Tegge, Johannes,  "Kunstkenner auf Pfoten, 'Dogumenta' in New York", Sudkurier, August 11

2017      Stav, Ziv, "The Latest Art Trend is Catering to Dogs, Because Canines Deserve Entertainment, Too", Newsweek, June 28

2017      Schwendener, Martha, 10 Galleries to Visit Now in Brooklyn, The New York Times, April 27

2017      McCafferty, Kelly, "White Chalky Powder", The Coastal Post, March 23

2017      Kreimer, Julian, "Wish Me Good Luck", Art in America, January 27

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

2015      Torrey, Emily, "The New York Artist-Run Galleries You Need to Know - Part I", Artsy, November 13

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

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

2009     Adams, Ryan, Hello Sunshine, Akashic Books: New York, NY (front and back cover art)


LECTURES / VISITING CRITIC

2021      University of Texas at Austin, Lecture, Austin, TX (virtual) 

2021      Universidad Iberoamericana, Lecture, Mexico City, MX (virtual) 

2021      Kenyon College, Lecture, Gambier, OH (virtual)

2021      Cooper Union, Lecture, New York, NY (virtual)

2021      Ball State University, Public Lecture, Muncie, IN (virtual)

2020     NARS Foundation, Visiting Critic, New York, NY 

2020     Brooklyn College, Visiting Critic, Brooklyn, NY 

2019      Maharishi University, Public Lecture, Fairfield, IA

2019      Stanley Museum, University of Iowa, Public Lecture, Iowa City, IA

2018      Maharishi University, Visiting Critic, Fairfield, IA

2018      Residency Unlimited, Visiting Critic, Brooklyn, NY

2017      University of Tennessee, Public Lecture, Knoxville, TN

2017      Columbia University, Lecture, New York, NY

2016      Wassaic Projects, Visiting Critic and Lecture, Wassaic, NY

2016      SUNY Purchase College, Visiting Critic and Lecture, Purchase, NY

2015      Trestle Projects, Lecture, Brooklyn, NY

2008     Kenyon College, Lecture, Gambier, OH

2005     Georgia Southern University, Public Lecture, Statesboro, GA


CURATORIAL PROJECTS 

2021      Ortega y Gasset Projects, Alicia Smith, Apparitions, co-curated with Clare Britt, Brooklyn, NY 

2020     Ortega y Gasset Projects, Mónica Palma, Tianguis, Brooklyn, NY

2020     Ortega y Gasset Projects, (Skirt) Rachel Klinghoffer, Suspended in my masquerade, co-curated with Zahar Vaks, Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Rail  Review)

2019      Ortega y Gasset Projects, Ben Pederson, Some Stuff You Forgot About, Brooklyn, NY (NY Times Review)

2018      Ortega y Gasset Projects (The Skirt), Jim Osman: Saxon Corner, Brooklyn, NY

2017      Ortega y Gasset Projects, Padma Rajendran: Among Nines (co-curated), Brooklyn, NY

2017      Ortega y Gasset Projects, Rick Briggs: (I) Pine, (co-curated), Brooklyn, NY (NY Times Highlight)

2016      Ortega y Gasset Projects, Mónica Palma: Wish Me Good Luck, Brooklyn, NY (Art in America Review)

2015      Ortega y Gasset Projects, Love Child, Brooklyn, NY (New York Observer Highlight)


PANELS, ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS & SALONS

2018      University of Iowa, Grant Wood Symposium, Art in Public, with Jen Krava and Traci Molloy, Moderated by Eleanna Anagnos, Iowa City, IA, September 29

2018      Ortega y Gasset Projects, Geometry, with B.Wurtz, Fawn Krieger, Nichole Van Beek, Jim Osman, and Kerry Law, Moderated by Eleanna Anagnos and Eric Hibit, Brooklyn, NY, April 3

2017      University of Tennessee, Knoxville, On Curating Artists, with Michelle Grabner and Clare Grill, Moderated by Eric Cagley, Knoxville, TN, September 29

2015      NY Creative Salon, On Labor, with Andrew Prayzner, Doug Barrett, Lauren Frances Adams, Sarah   Rushford & Eric Hibit, Moderated by Eleanna Anagnos, Brooklyn, NY, September 29

2015      NY Creative Salon, On Research, Moderated by Jennifer Shepherd, Brooklyn, NY, August 11

2014      LaTable Ronde, Critical Practices Inc, On Post-Work and the Citizen Artist with Mary Billyou, New York, NY, Oct 30

2013      LaTable Ronde, Critical Practices Inc, On Media with Thomas Zummer, New York, NY, Oct 13


COLLECTIONS

2021      Tisch Collection

2011       Lake Forest High School

2002     Kenyon College


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