Eden Seifu (b. 1996) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and lives in Seattle, Washington. She received a BA in Communication at the University of Washington, where she also studied Art History, in 2018. She has shown work at the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle and has had paintings published in the University of Washington Bricolage Journal. Seifu has exhibited in recent group exhibitions at Cooper Cole, Toronto; Half Gallery, Los Angeles; The Valley, Taos; Qingdao Art Museum, China; Arsenal Contemporary, Toronto; and 8th House Projects, Mexico City.
Eden Seifu is a figurative painter whose work takes an interest in depictions of the fantastical and surreal as mediums for the viewer to become intimate with the psychology of oneself and of others. In featuring people of color, especially Black people, as her subjects, she wishes to combat the historically exclusive tradition to depict only a small percentage of people as receptors of the most poignant and riveting human emotions. Seifu’s inspirations include romance novels, Russian symbolist paintings, illuminated manuscripts, adventure anime, comic books, and more.