The University of Iowa

Paradigm Shift

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Art Building West , 116
141 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246

There are gaps between what we know and what we think we know. Some of the greatest art creates a paradigm shift, where a viewer comes to the work with assumptions about what they think they are seeing and then the work offers something outside of those assumptions: a new way of seeing, thinking, and feeling. For this lecture, visual artist and Grant Wood Fellow in Painting & Drawing, Eleanna Anagnos, shares developments in her processes that bridge the gap between the corporeal and intangible.

Anagnos has received awards from the Rauschenberg Foundation (2019); Yaddo (2017); BAU Institute (2016); The Anderson Ranch (2011); The Atlantic Center for the Arts (2009) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2011,2009). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Artsy, and The New York Observer, among others, and her curatorial project, “Wish Me Good Luck,” was reviewed in Art in America. Anagnos shows her work nationally and internationally. In the US she has shown at: Maharishi University of Management (2018); HIGH NOON Gallery, NYC (2017); dOGUMENTA, NYC (2017); SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NYC (2017); South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN (2011); The National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL (2009), among many others. International exhibitions include: 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany (2014); Die Ausstellungsstrasse in Vienna, Austria (2012) and at Galerie Vaclava Spaly in Prague, CZ (2009). Her upcoming New York City solo debut exhibition at High Noon Gallery opens in April. Anagnos earned her MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art (2005) and a BA with honors and distinction from Kenyon College with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies (2002). Since 2014 she has been a co-director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, a not-for-profit, artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space.

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