Questions regarding space: What gets transmitted through it. How we perceive it, experience it, connect within it and even how we are dislocated from it, (especially the space we occupy through online video conferencing) have led me to investigate aspects of quotidian experience that often fall outside of our common perceptual frame. Through a diverse body of work which includes painting, photography, video, sound installation and drawing: negative space becomes positive space, light becomes gesture, absence sparks abundance, sound reverses and divides, small scale expands. By exploiting the anatomy of space, I aim to sharpen the visceral experience of the everyday.
A Chicago native with roots from Karystos, Evia, Greece, Eleanna earned her MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art and her BA, with distinction, from Kenyon College. In 2009 she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant to attend the renowned, Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Also in 2009, the singer/song-writer, Ryan Adams used Eleanna’s work on the cover of his most recent book entitled Hello Sunshine. Eleanna lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and teaches for Kenyon College in Rome Italy during the past two Fall semesters. In recent months Eleanna has been invited to attend the distinguished Anderson Ranch Residency in Snowmass, Colorado in the Spring of 2011.