Lana Eileen Auckland, New Zealand
My work conveys a blending of inner and outer worlds, incorporating natural elements to visually represent a connection between self and other. I am interested in drawing on global mythology and examining the intersection between art and archaeology, inspired by folklore and ancient beliefs from around the world, which has been further influenced by my time as a resident artist in Iceland, Egypt and mainland Europe.
About Lana Eileen
Lana Eileen is a musician, photographer and visual artist. Her artwork fuses abstract elements with fine details, combining seemingly disparate fragments to evoke a sense of magic realism. She utilises a variety of different mediums, from photography and painting to installation art and sculpture. In 2019, Lana undertook an artist residency in remote Iceland. She was also an artist-in-residence on the island of Hrísey near the Arctic Circle in 2021, before participating in a residency in Egypt in 2022, furthering her research into the influence of mythology on contemporary art. As a musician, Lana has traveled extensively, touring and recording internationally in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. She recorded her upcoming album with Brett Shaw (Florence and the Machine, Robyn, Daughter) at his London studio in 2021.