BIO & C.V.

photo by  Jessica Palopoli


Eden Gallanter lives and works in San Francisco. Her primary media are ink drawing and watercolor painting, and she explores a wide range of subjects, rooted in her background in literature, environmental planning, and neuroscience.



There are only two meaningful directions: upwards, and inwards. All other trajectories are just surface movement. But there seems to be no limit to how far out of ourselves, or how deep into ourselves, we can go. I believe that upwards and inwards connect at some farthest point to form a loop. That farthest point is like discovering that I had the same dream as a total stranger, or finding my childhood treehouse perfectly replicated inside an ancient palace. My artwork is about that farthest point.





2010    Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

2004    Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.

2001    Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.



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.



2013    Kickstarter for the Cheimonette Tarot

            - Over $23,000 pledged for a $13,000 goal, published with Cartamundi

            - 80-card deck and full-color booklet sold in over 35 countries across 6 continents

2008    James Rose Award for landscape design, Ridgewood, NJ.



Gallanter, Eden. The Cheimonette Tarot, Dallas TX, Cartamundi USA, 2014.

Gallanter, E. (2012).  "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, Eden. "The Tango, The Quark, and the Allegory of Love" COILHOUSE blog, Coilhouse, October 17, 2011. Accessed 28 April 2018.