Curriculum Vitae


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

M.F.A. Painting/Drawing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

B.F.A. Painting/Drawing, Summa Cum Laude, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2006 – 2007
Academie Minerva, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen, the Netherlands



‘Main Squeeze’, solo show, Channel to Channel, Nashville, TN

‘The Serpent’s Quarters’, solo show, Bad Water, Knoxville, TN


‘Painting in the 21st Century’, curated by Steven Henry Madoff, Site:Brooklyn, New York, NY

‘The Listening Body’, Book Club Gallery, New Orleans, LA

‘Summer Heat’, Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York, NY

‘Strange-Making’, Apothecary Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

‘Drawing Discourse, 9th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing’, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC

‘Shadyville’, Channel to Channel, Nashville, TN

‘Irons in the Fire’, solo show. Paul V. Hamilton Center for the Arts at Lincoln Memorial University, Cumberland Gap, TN

‘A Soft Slouch, A Rigid Splint’, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE

‘Dirty Work’, collaborative exhibition with Barbara Weissberger, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA

‘Non-Prophet’, solo show, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

‘Denisovans’, solo show, Channel to Channel, Nashville, TN

‘mysterious flight of the peacock’, curated by Mike Calway-Fagen, LOCATE Arts & Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN

‘Hive and Double’, solo collaboration with with Barbara Weissberger, Grin, Providence, RI

‘OCDC’, solo show, Zach Searcy Projects, Knoxville, TN

‘On the Fence Finish Flag’, curated by Joshua Bienko, Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York, NY

‘Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15,’  (collaborative work with Barbara Weissberger), The Drawing Center, New York, NY

‘PhAb Now!’ (collaborative work with Barbara Weissberger), Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

‘Fruits of Our Labor; Chew, Screw, Glue,’ curated by Kevin Frances, Grin, Providence, RI,

‘Bright Gray,’ Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN

‘Re/Creation,’ Solo exhibition, Find and Form Gallery, Boston, MA

‘Staring at the Sun,’ curated by Craig Drennen, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA

‘ACTION + OBJECT + EXCHANGE’, Open Sessions Exhibition, the Drawing Center, New York, NY

‘Lazy Susan,’ 17th Street Studios, Knoxville, TN

‘Out-of-Towners’,Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV

‘Cannon Fodder,’ Curated by Craig Drennen, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

‘Ossuary, a project by Laurie Beth Clark’ Group Exhibition, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

‘FEED 2013,’ Curated by Sarah Eckhardt and Corin Hewitt, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

‘Abstract,’ Group exhibition, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN

‘Ground Control,’ Solo Exhibition, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN

‘Painting Show’, Curated by Em Rooney, Bermont Lab, Skowhegan, ME

‘Object, Object, Item, Space’, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN

‘Arts in the Airport’, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN

‘Sauce’, Curated by Ezra Johnson, BBM Gallery, Knoxville, TN

‘Arts in the Airport’, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN

‘Mid-America Juried Art Exhibition,’ Southeast Arts Council, Cape Giradeau, MO

‘Nancy Drew,’ (in collaboration with Guen Montgomery) Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN

‘Arts in the Airport’, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN

‘50th Annual Dogwood Arts Festival,’ The Emporium, Knoxville, TN

‘Estimated Sum’, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN

‘Eleanor Aldrich: Oil Paintings,’ Solo Exhibition, Faktor Traktor for Showspace Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

‘Paintings by Emerging Artist Eleanor Aldrich,’ Solo Exhibition, Beaver Street Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

‘NAU Faculty Art Exhibition,’ NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

‘Ninth Annual Shippensburg University National Exhibition,’ Shippensburg, PA

‘Decay’, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA

‘Bold Expressions, 53rd Annual International Exhibition’ Northern California Arts and the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael CA

‘66th Annual Juried Show,’ Audubon Artists National, New York, NY

‘Groninger Pluimvee Club 100 Jaar Expositie’, (invitational traveling exhibit), Provinces of Groningen and Friesland, the Netherlands

‘Anthology,’ Bachelors of Fine Arts Exhibition, NAU Beasley Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

Selected Bibliography:

Art in America, June 2019 Reviews p. 111-112, “Eleanor Aldrich, Nashville at Channel to Channel”., March 2019 Critic’s Picks, “Nashville, Eleanor Aldrich, Channel to Channel”.

Burnaway Magazine, March 2019, “Main Squeeze: Eleanor Aldrich at Channel to Channel, Nashville”.

Nashville Scene, March 28, 2019 Features, “Amelia Briggs and Eleanor Aldrich Prove that Texture is Cool”. 

Questionable Taste Levels, a solo artist book produced by Locate Arts and Extended Play Press

Glassblock (a web magazine based in Pittsburgh, PA), Jan. 2017, “Studio Visit: Barbara Weissberger and Eleanor Aldrich”.

Burnaway Magazine, Sept. 2016 Art Review, “Eleanor Aldrich at Channel to Channel in Nashville”.

Catalog for Hive and Double at GRIN.

Catalog for Fruits of Our Labor; Chew, Screw, Glue. Guest curated by Kevin Frances at GRIN.

Number, Eighty One, Winter 2015, “Lazy Susan,” p. 18.

2014, May 2014 Critic’s Picks, “Atlanta, Staring at the Sun, Saltworks

Burnaway Magazine, May 2014, “Four Women Dazzle in ‘Staring at the Sun’”

New American Paintings, Book Art Press, No. 100, South Issue

The NOISE (arts and culture monthly), #93, p. 15

Flagstaff LIVE! (arts and culture weekly), Vol. 15, Issue 3, p. 16

New Art International, (annual publication), Book Art Press

1907-2007 Groninger Pluimvee Club Verjaardagskalender (calendar published with exhibition)

Selected Honors & Awards:

Best in Show (Graduate work), Juried Student Show, University of Tennessee

Terry Burnette Memorial Residency/Internship Award

Herman E. Spivey Fellowship, the University of Tennessee Graduate School

‘Bold Expressions 53rd Annual Competition’: The Jack Richardson Silver Brush Award, and Merit Award

‘66th Annual Juried Show,’ Audubon Artists National: Audubon Award

Whiteman Endowment for the Arts Scholarship


Co-Director of CforCourtside, an artist run space in Knoxville, TN (2018-present)

Resident Artist, Hambidge Center, GA (2018)

Visiting Artist, Florida State University and Artist-in-Residence for Comma (2018)

Official Advisor for LOCATE Arts (2016-present)

Participant in the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions (2014-16)

Fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (Oct. 2015)

Adjunct Professor of Art, University of Tennessee (2013, 2015, 2018), Roane State Community College (2013, 2014)

Founding member of the Vacuum Shop Studios, Knoxville, TN (2013)