Visiting Assistant Professor
Eleanor King is a Nova Scotian artist based in Brooklyn. She has exhibited solo exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery and the Spring/Break Art Show, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and Diaz Contemporary, and major projects at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, The Peekskill Project (HVCCA), and Franklin Street Works. She attended residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, SOMA Mexico, and The Banff Centre; she was 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.
Her curatorial practice includes exhibitions Time // Space for Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax; The King and I at Anna Leonowens Gallery, The Confederation Centre Art Gallery, and Plug In ICA; Garry Neill Kennedy: Corrections, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Known Unknowns at 86 Orchard, Bonkers at PC4 Yonkers, and more. Eleanor is known for her contributions to community fostering events such as Totally Wicked Music Festival, Audio Bathhouse, and Sound Bytes.
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 shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia. Eleanor’s work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections, and she is represented by Diaz Contemporary Projects in Toronto, Canada. Prior to taking her position at Purchase College, she was Director of Anna Leonowens Gallery and Adjunct Faculty at NSCAD University. She currently co-teaches Think Wide Open: Discovering the Arts and is developing the new course Artist As Curator, Artist as Organizer for Spring 2018.