Eleanor King
Medium: Multi-Disciplinary

Studio Location:
10-20 46th Avenue - Studio# 2

Website:: www.eleanorking.com

Artist Bio:
Born in Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki, Eleanor currently lives in New York / Lenapehoking. Her projects have been presented in North America, UK and Europe, with notable presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Nuit Blanche, Spring/Break Art Show, and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and others. She has been artist-in-residence at A.I.R. Gallery, MacDowell, Yaddo, SOMA Mexico, The Banff Centre, and Glenfiddich; and supported through the Sobey Art Award, The Canada Council for the Arts, and Arts Nova Scotia. Her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine and Art in America, and her work is held in public, private and museum collections. She is a Fulbright Fellow with a BFA from NSCAD and an MFA from Purchase College SUNY. As Technical Director of Foundation and Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she oversees Pratt's first-year art and design program, and leads the Foundations Lab which supports exploratory study informed by engagement in the natural world.

Artist Statement:
Eleanor King is an artist and educator whose interdisciplinary practice includes painting, video, sound, and sculptural installation. This work responds to physical, social, and economic landscapes and it is often responsive and collaborative. She frequently uses language to reflect our rapidly changing world. Concerned with the impact capital has on our lands and politics, her work often focuses on the impact human-built infrastructure has on the environment through a decolonial lens. Though this research highlights justice issues we all collectively face, she aims to retain a sense of hope through beauty.

All images and text copyright Eleanor King