"Combining music, sound art, social practices, improvisation and other modes of creation, the art of Eleanor King is difficult to classify, but remains reliably enjoyable. Whether stacking reams of vinyl records skyward in a sculpture, creating a working bar as part of an art installation, tracing old tape reels to make a drawing, amplifying the sounds of underground streams for a public artwork, playing in Halifax-area bands, or curating shows and events as director of NSCAD University’s Anna Leonowens Gallery, King and her art often provide new ways of connecting with the present moment—as well as with ideas about music, sound, memory, community and technology."
- From Canadian Art
Eleanor King is a Nova Scotian artist based in New York City. She has exhibited projects in the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, The Peekskill Project (HVCCA), the Spring/Break Art Show, Franklin Street Works, and in solo exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery in New York, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and Diaz Contemporary (Toronto). She attended residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, SOMA Mexico, and The Banff Centre; she is the 2016 Canadian Artist-in-Residence at Glenfiddich Scotland and recipient of the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship for 2016-2017. Her work has been featured in many publications including Canadian Art, C Magazine, and Art in America. Eleanor is a Fulbright fellow with an MFA from Purchase College, SUNY, and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She was finalist for the Sobey Art Award and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia. Eleanor is represented by Diaz Contemporary Projects in Toronto, Canada.
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