ARTIST STATEMENT - Flower Iterations
I began making painting flowers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the other Iteration paintings, they are multiple superimposed still life perspectives of a single object.
Repeatedly overlaying different perspectives of a flower breaks down its characteristic shapes and colors. Once it has disintegrated, the task is to bring out the essential form of the flower, composed from a mosaic of broken perspectives that blend and dissolve into one another. During this time of enormous global upheaval, I find the process of blowing apart and rebuilding beautiful flowers profoundly calming and healing.
Eden Gallanter is an artist working primarily in ink and watercolor. Her past work in English literature, environmental planning, restoration ecology, and neuroscience was instrumental in shaping her current interests and ideas. She is now a full-time artist, although science and planning continue to be an important part of her art process. She lives in her home town of San Francisco, with her wife and daughter.
2020 Virtual/Window #1, Avenue 12 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Women Rising, The Drawing Room Annex, San Francisco, CA
2019 Queereyes, Offices of Senator Scott Wiener, San Francisco, CA
That Farthest Point, Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco, CA
2018 Artwork: Eden Gallanter, Azari Vineyards, Petaluma, CA
Mystery, Public Works, San Francisco, CA.
The Fools’ Journey through Life, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA.
Techne, Arthaus Projects, Williamsport, PA.
Theory, Public Works, San Francisco, CA.
Wild, Public Works, San Francisco, CA.
2009 Replete, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
2004 Student Exhibition, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
2010 Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
2008 James Rose Award for landscape design, Ridgewood, NJ.
2004 Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
2001 Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Emergence Magazine, Negative Love by Daisy Hildyard. Ink and watercolor on paper. Published 16 April 2020.
Yayanos, Meredith, Monsters. Ink and watercolor on paper. March 2018.
Conservation Technology Information Center, Wetlands: A Component of an Integrated Farming Operation. Colored pencil on paper. Published September 2008.
PUBLISHED WRITING AS AUTHOR: ART & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Gallanter, Eden. The Cheimonette Tarot and companion book, Dallas TX, Cartamundi USA, 2014.
Gallanter, E. “A tree filled with angels: The Visionary Worlds of Jim Woodring and William Blake” COILHOUSE blog, Coilhouse, 24 August 2012. Accessed 28 April 2018.
Gallanter, E. “The Invisible History of Safed” Polis Blog, 25 July 2012. Accessed 15 April 2020.
Gallanter, E. “Tsfat’s Artist’s Colony: Including the Old Muslim Quarter in the UNESCO Project” Vision to Reality, The Reut Institute, 31 May, 2012. Accessed 31 December 2019.
Gallanter, E. “Leapfrogging Tsfat: Attaining World Heritage Site Status for the Town” Vision to Reality, The Reut Institute, 14 May 2012. Accessed 31 December 2019.
Gallanter, Eden. “The Tango, The Quark, and the Allegory of Love” COILHOUSE blog, Coilhouse, 17 October, 2011. Accessed 28 April 2018.
PUBLISHED WRITING AS AUTHOR: PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
Jui-Yang Hong, Eden Gallanter, Eva M. Müller-Oehring & Tilman Schulte (2019) Phases of procedural learning and memory: characterisation with perceptual-motor sequence tasks, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 31:5-6, 543-558.
Gallanter, Eden B. & Beaudreau, Sherry. “Good News for Bilinguals: Knowing Two or More Languages is Good for Your Brain. Psychology Benefits Society, American Psychological Association, 18 February 2016. Accessed 28 April 2018.
Eden Gallanter (2010) Ciudad Jardín Lomas del Palomar: deriving ecocity design lessons from a garden city, Planning Perspectives, 27:2, 297-307.
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