Eilish Cullen – United States

The consideration of place, storytelling, and memory have played a large role in the work Éilish create. Walking is her favorite tool for studying new spaces. Abstraction, process, and a kind of alchemy have been important to her development as an artist and these types of gestures are rooted in her appreciation for and training in painting and printmaking. Much of Éilish’s recent art work has been a process of  exploring hidden narratives that emerge from within citites as well as geographical margins such as borders, shores, or other peripheral locations – even hidden backyards. These inquiries have resulted in site-specific installations and storytelling projects that form a kind of visual and aural reimagining of place.  Éilish also works as an illustrator and writer. Recent projects have included an illustrated series for Louis Bourgeois’ The Gar Diaries Book; the design and illustration for Treibh, UC Berkeley’s Celtic Studies’ quarterly journal; and Mapping City Stories: Boeddeker Park, a stortelling project in collaboration with San Francisco Parks and Recreation, UC Berkeley, and the Tenderloin Clubhouse.