Eleonora Ghioldi was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. Inspired during her adolescent years, she became engrossed in learning the art of photography from the best, not only through observation but also by printing the fine work of the masters. She has printed for renowned international photographers such as Helmut Newton, Donata Wenders, Graciela Iturbide, Lauren Greenfield, Andy Summers, Steve Schapiro, to name a few. However, internal inspiration is needed to supersede the image and reputation of her role-models. In crafting her own vision Eleonora looked towards her own reality for inspiration. Over the years she had taught several fine art classes at UCLA and Pasadena City College.
Key clients include DreamWorks Records, Blue Note Records, Adams Media, EON Editions, Sunday London Times Magazine, Rolling Stones Magazine Argentina, Les Inrockuptibles France and Argentina, and several newspapers like La Nacion and Clarin.
Her art has also been exhibited in the United States, Spain, and South America, including 777 Art Gallery, (1996) Los Angeles; Centro Cultural Recoleta, (1997 and 1998) Buenos Aires, Argentina; APA Travelling Award Exhibition, (2000) USA; Photo LA, (2003 and 2009) Los Angeles, CA; Focus on Aids,(2004 and 2005)Los Angeles, CA; Huckleberry Fund,(2004)Los Angeles, CA; John Cleary Gallery (2009 and 2010)Houston, TX; AIPAD (2010) New York, NY and Center for Contemporary Arts, (2011) Abilene, Tx.
She has received several awards including Best of Show, (1995) Pasadena City College Art Gallery; First, Second and Third Place in Social Commentary, Children and Humor, (1995)Pasadena City College Photojournalism Award; Best of Show, (2000) APA LA, Judge’s Choice, (2000) APA LA. She has also received several scholarships from Art Center College of Design and Palms Spring Photo Festival.
In 2014 she was accepted to participate in Review Santa Fe.
Currently she is working in two personal projects, one about her family named: “tu mundo, mi mundo” where she investigates the complexity of childhood, family life, and the dynamic of human bonds. The second body of work is called “guerreras” and it is about sexual violence against women, the project consists of a series of photographs of women who have endured sexual abuse and write a message to their readers, abusers or their rapists.
Eleonora lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four sons.