Paper pulp mix, paper pulp, dye, mounted on wood
17.5 x 24 x 2 in
According to Eleanna Anagnos, art has the power to inspire questions and offset default ways of thinking. Through the interplay of spatial dynamics, color, form and texture in her works, she aims to cut through existing perceptual frameworks and re-contextualize them. By conflating different media using hydrocal, paper pulp, clay, rock specimens, sand, vinyl paint, oil paint, acrylic paint, ink, vermiculite, glass, urethane, fiberglass, pure pigment, and more, she grapples with modes of perception and creates paradigm shifts that bridge the gap between the corporeal and the spiritual.
Eleanna Anagnos lives and works between New York City and Mexico City. She has exhibited her work at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn; BRIC, Brooklyn; SPRING/BREAK, New York; and High Noon Gallery, New York; Maharishi University, Fairfield; 68 Projects, Berlin; Die Ausstellungsstrasse, Vienna; South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend; Galerie Vaclava Spaly, Prague; and the National Hellenic Museum, Chicago She has been an artist in residence at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; The Grant Wood Art Colony; The Rauschenberg Foundation Residency; Yaddo; Camargo Foundation; The Anderson Ranch; The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work has been featured in The New York Times; Hyperallergic; Maake Magazine; and Artnet, among other publications. Eleanna is Co-Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run, non-profit gallery located in Brooklyn, NY, supporting artists from marginalized and underrepresented communities. Her curatorial projects have been featured in The New York Times, Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. Anagnos holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art.