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Eleanor King


Eleanor King is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York and Nova Scotia. She participated in residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, SOMA Mexico, and The Banff Centre among others. She has received creation grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia, and was a national finalist for the 2012 Sobey Art Award. King has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Nuit Blanche Toronto, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (NY) and Galleri F15 (Norway). Her solo exhibition Dark Utopian was recently on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and her work was the subject of a feature-length cover article in the Fall 2014 issue of Canadian Art magazine. Eleanor is currently a Fulbright fellow and MFA candidate at Purchase College, State University of New York (graduation May 2016), and she received a BFA from NSCAD University.

She is represented by Diaz Contemporary in Toronto.

“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, (or) playing in Halifax-area bands... her art often provide(s) new ways of connecting with the present moment.” Canadian Art, November 2012

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