ELENI SMOLEN

1952                 Born Deep River, Ontario  Canada
1954-1965        Family lives in Scotch Plains, NJ
                         (58-60 Family lives in London, England)
 
1965                 Family returns to Canada
                         Attends high school in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1970                  Attends Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
1972                  Travels throughout Greece for three months

1976                  B.A, Carleton University, Ottawa

1979                  Moves to Brooklyn from Toronto
1987                  Travels to France and Greece

1989                  Masters of Social Work, New York University
                          Clinical Social Worker, Brooklyn (1989-1996)

1994                  Marries David in Seal Harbor, Maine
                                
1996                  Moves to Southern Tier, New York
                          Starts to paint (Biophilia)
                          Father diagnosed with dementia in Toronto

1999                  Names Brooklyn studio TheoGanz Studio from
                                  Eternity and a Day
                                  (Theo Angelopoulos, director + Bruno Ganz)

2001                  Travels to Venice

2002                  Father moved to nursing facility

2003                  Biophilia, solo exhibition, DVAA, Narrowsburgh
2005                  Begins Dharma Rain Series

2006                  Father dies (9/06/25-3/27/06)
                          Curates Elegy in a Variable Key
                                    (paintings + voice), in his memory
                                     TheoGanz Studio, Brooklyn
                          Art for Water, Sponsored by Damascus Citizens
                          Curates SONYA Invitational, TheoGanz Studio
                          6 x 6, DVAA, Narrowsburgh, NY
                          Two Painters, curator, William Pesce,
                                      Windsor Whip Works, Windsor NY

2007                  Enigma, curator, Paulien Lethen,
                                      Holland Tunnel Gallery, Paros, Greece
                          8th Annual National Juried Exhibition,
                                      Shippensburg University, 
                                     
juror, Stephen Haller (Gallery)

2009                  Moves to Beacon, NY
                          MGM dies (7/4/09-7/13/2009) in Toronto  

2011                  Persistent Song, Bank Square, Beacon
                          Annual Members Show, Garrison Art Center

2012                  Inaugurates TheoGanz Studio in Beacon
                                     theoganzstudio.com          
                          Travels to Cycladic Islands, Greece

2013                  Inaugurates Beacon 3D, a public art exhibition
                                       beacon3d.org
                          These are Mine, solo exhibition, TheoGanz Studio

2014                  Dispatches from Eternity, TheoGanz Studio
                          Curates Second Annual Beacon 3D exhibition
                          Travels to Cycladic Islands, Greece

2015                  Meeting Past with Present,
                                       
curator, Bibiana Huang Matheis,
                                        Akin Museum & Library, Pawling, NY
                          Women of Hudson Valley, HCC
                          Small Works, group, The Catalyst Gallery
                          Curates 3rd Annual Beacon 3D Exhibition

2016                  Begins Ridgeline Series
                          Behold the Moon
                                   
curator, Bibiana Huang Matheis,
                                    The Hammer Museum & Stroll Garden
                          Women of Hudson Valley, HCC
                          The Wind Will Carry Us, TheoGanz Studio
                          Beacon Open Studios
                          Curates 4th Annual Beacon 3D Exhibition

2017                  Mother dies suddenly in Toronto (8/10/17)
                          Curates 5th Annual Beacon 3D Exhibition
                          Inaugurates Equinox Series, Music + Voice

2018                  Closes brick and mortar TheoGanz Studio
                          Continues to represent Inuit art
                          Travels to Cape Dorset, Nunavut
                           Presents the 59th Annual Print Collection
                                     from Cape Dorset
                          Curates 6th Annual Beacon 3D Exhibition
                          Curates, Hiro Ichikawa 1959-2017:
                                        Mountains & Rivers Without End/
                                        Paintings From a Trail

                          Curates, The Magical Creatures
                                     of Meelia Kelly
                                     Drawings From The Archives,

                                     Catalogue foreword by
                                     John Western, Dorset Fine Arts                                

2019                 Curates, The imPerfect Poetics of Place
                         Curates, Still Still Moving
                         Curates 7th Annual Beacon 3D Exhibition
                         Resumes daily art practice in new studio
                         Begins Guardian Series
                         Takes hand-building class at Newburgh Pottery


 
    Girl by the Sea Sketch, 2019, ink and graphite, 15 x 15 inches    



                        

                         
                         
                                
 
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