According to Eleanna Anagnos, art has the power to inspire questions and offset default ways of thinking. She investigates intersections and thresholds between painting, drawing and sculpture and shifts perceptual values through the manipulation of material hierarchies, processes, and identity. 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. Eleanna has been honored as a Grant Wood Fellow, Rauschenberg Foundation Fellow, Yaddo Fellow, BAU Institute Fellow at the Camargo Foundation, an Anderson Ranch Fellow, Atlantic Center for the Arts Fellow, and received grants from The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Mayer Foundation and Artists' Fellowship, Inc. Her work has been featured in The New York Times; BOMB Magazine; 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.