Elizabeth Gourlay  

stammel, 2014
ink, acrylic and collage on linen
40 x 40"

Improvisation a, 2014
ink, acrylic and collage on linen
40 x 40"

improvisation b, 2014
ink, acrylic and collage on canvas
40 x 40"

cuarto, 2015
ink, acrylic and collage on linen
40 x 40"

tarang, 2015
graphite, flashe and collage on canvas
48 x 48"

legato 10,  2014
ink, acrylic on linen
40 x 40"

kloster 2, 2014
graphite and flashe on linen over panel
18 x 18"

riff, 2014
graphite and flashe on linen over panel
16 x 16"
SOLD

tanbur, 2015
flashe on linen over panel
16 x 16"
SOLD

naranja note, 2015
flashe on linen over panel
12 x 12"

ostinato, 2014
flashe on linen over panel
14 x 14"

zeri 5, 2013
graphite and oil on panel
8 x 8"

zeri 10, 2013
graphite and oil on panel
8 x 8"

orange gray b, 2014
flashe on wood panel
10 x 8"
SOLD

red gray b, 2014
flashe on wood panel
10 x 8"
SOLD

enzian 1, 2014
graphite and flashe on linen over panel
5 x 7"

enzian 2, 2014
graphite and oil on linen over panel
5 x 7"

enzian 3, 2014
graphite and oil on linen over panel
5 x 5"
SOLD

enzian 4, 2014
graphite and oil on linen over panel
5 x 5"

minerals, 2014
graphite and flashe on linen over panel
12 x 9"
SOLD

 

garden kloster, 2014
gouache on paper
9 x 8"

red green kloster, 2014
gouache on paper
9 x 8"
SOLD

kloster indigo, 2014
gouache on paper
9 x 8"

koto 1, 2015
graphite, ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7"

koto 3, 2015
graphite, flashe on paper
9.5 x 9"

koto 12, 205
graphite and gouache on paper
9.5 x 9"
SOLD

koto 14, 2015
graphite and gouache on paper
8 x 9"
SOLD

string 1, 2014
ink, acrylic and collage on paper
9 x 10"
SOLD

bluespool, 2015
ink, acrylic ad collage on paper
10 x 9.5"
SOLD

cadence n, 2015
graphite, ink and acrylic on paper
8.5 x 9"

cadence m, 2015
graphite, ink and acrylic on paper
8.5 x 9"

cadence a, 2015
graphite, ink and acrylic on paper
8.5 x 9"

cadence c, 2015
graphite, ink and acrylic on paper
8.5 x 9"

cadence 5, 2014

graphite and gouache on vellum

11 x 11"

cadence 6, 2014
graphite and gouache on vellum
11.5 x 11.5"

cadence j, 2015
graphite and flashe on paper
8 x 9"

 

scuna 3, 2013
pencil and gouache on paper
7.5 x 8"

scuna 14, 2014
pencil and gouache on paper
7.5 x 8"

rufous slate, 2015
etching and aquatint
Printed by Anthony Kirk on Magnani Pescia Bright White
Edition size: 15
8 x 8”

saffron slate, 2015
etching and aquatint
Printed by Anthony Kirk on Magnani Pescia Bright White
Edition size: 15
8 x 8”

Education
MFA in Painting, Yale University School of Art
New Haven, Connecticut, 1985
BA (First Class Honors), Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1983
Awards and Commissions
Artist Fellowship Grant from the DECD/CT Office of the Arts, 2012-13
Invited artist in residence, studio of Sol LeWitt, Spoleto, Italy, 2011
Invited artist, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, 2007
Site-specific painting, The New London Cancer Center, Waterford, Connecticut, 2006
Two site-specific wall drawings, The Ashforth Company, Stamford, Connecticut, 2003
Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship Grant, 2000-2001
Fellowship Grant at The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 1986, 1988 & 1993
Fellowship at Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Music & Art, Norfolk, Connecticut, 1982
The Andrew Grant Traveling Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art, 1981 & 1982
Selected Exhibitions
2015  Fox Gallery NYC, New York, New York (solo)
New Work, Art Helix, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York (solo)
Art on Paper, Gallery Molly Krom, Pier 26, New York, New York
Family Ties
, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Going Big, Central Booking, New York, New York
Ball & Socket Arts, Cheshire, Connecticut
8th Annual Art & Design 20/21, Garvy Rita Art & Antiques, Boston,
Massachusetts
2014 Second Family, curated by Julie Torres, New York, New York
Mid-Year Exhibition: 2013-2014, National Academy School, New York, New York
Perception Illusion Magic, The Westport Art Center, Westport, Connecticut
Summer Sheets: Selected Works on Paper, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford,  CT              The  Boston International Art Fair, Garvey Rita Art & Antiques, Boston,
Massachusetts
2013 Sogno, works on paper, The Chester Gallery, Chester, Connecticut (solo)
Working It Out, The Painting Center, New York, New York
Creative Mischief, The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, NY, NY
Art Forms: An exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients, Constitution Plaza, Hartford,CT         SOLOS, The Westport Art Center, Westport, Connecticut
New Work: Elizabeth Gourlay and Kevin Finklea, 91 Orange Street Gallery, Fred     Giampetro, New Haven, Connecticut
2012 A Year Long Song, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (solo)
Modesty: a Policy, The Bogart Salon, Bushwick, New York
Paper New England: A 5
th Anniversary Look, Manchester Community College,   Manchester, Connecticut
2011 Selected Paintings and Works on Paper, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford,   
Connecticut (solo)
Shared Sensibilities: Sol LeWitt and His Friends, The Mattatuck Museum,
Waterbury, Connecticut
An exchange with Sol LeWitt, Mass Moca, North Adams, Massachusetts
Abstract Principles, Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, Connecticut
Out of Line, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
Abstracted, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Off the Grid: Selected Works on Paper by Elizabeth Gourlay and Peter Acheson, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, Connecticut
Synethesia, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
2009 The Color of Harmony, The Gallery at Kinderhook, Salisbury, Connecticut (solo)
Meridians, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut (solo)
Architectural Digest Show, New York, NY, eo art lab, Chester, CT
2008 New Work, Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut (solo)
183
rd Annual: An Invitational of Contemporary American Art, National Academy   Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York, New York
Focus New Haven, PNE, Paper New England, Hartford, Connecticut
2007 Rhythmic Relativism, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut (solo)
Etudes, Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut (solo)
Blue Print, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut
2006 Saturated, Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford, Connecticut (solo)
2005 Grids and Gardens, Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery, Hamden, Connecticut
(solo)
New Work, Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford, Connecticut (solo)
Work from The LeWitt Collection, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
2004 A Chronology, Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College, New London,
Connecticut (solo)
Crossing the Line-Elizabeth Gourlay/Zach Zaus, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich,
Connecticut
2003 New Work, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut (solo)
The 25
th Annual Drawing Center Benefit Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, New York
2002 The Chester Gallery, Chester, Connecticut (solo)
Criss-Cross: Elizabeth Gourlay, Sol LeWitt, Ken Morgan, Cary Smith, Paesaggio
Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut
2001 Recent Works, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut (solo)
Collecting at Paesaggio, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut
2000 Recent Paintings & Works on Paper, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford,
Connecticut (solo)
4 Painters: 4 Women, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
Connecticut Commission on The Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Hartford,
Connecticut
Sum + Substance, Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
1997 Eclectic Landscapes, Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs,
Connecticut
1995 The Connecticut Open, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
1994 Measurement, Metaphor and Color, Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver
Spring, Maryland
1990 Contemporary Still Life, The East Hampton Center For Contemporary Art, East
Hampton, New York
1991 Elizabeth Gourlay, Paintings, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
1989 Curator’s Choice/New Directions, The Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York
1988 The Drawing Show, 1988, The Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Selected Bibliography

Richard and Lauren Benari, Tilted Arc, Backstory: Elizabeth Gourlay, Art Blog, (December), 2013

Brett Baker, Painters’ Table, Elizabeth Gourlay: Vision Images, Art Blog, (December), 2013

Stephen B. MacInnis, Have you met…Elizabeth Gourlay? Painter’s Progress, Art Blog, (November), 2013

Anne Russinof, Gallery Travels, Kevin Finklea and Elizabeth Gourlay New Work, Giampietro 91 Orange Street Gallery, October, 2013

David Brubaker, Sogno, Exhibition Catalog essay, March, 2013

Gorky's Granddaughter, documentary video interview with Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy, (May), 2012

Joanne Mattera, Art Blog, A Connecticut Afternoon, (December 5), 2012
Julie Karabenick, Geoform.net. This online scholarly resource curatorial project and international forum has a focus in the use of geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art, 2010 to present.

Sharon Butler, Elizabeth Gourlay’s Simple Means, Two Coats of Paint, (October 22), 2009

John Haber, The 2008 National Academy Annual, New.York.Art.Crit, (June 12), 2008

Steve Starger, Physical Culture: Abstracts by Elizabeth Gourlay, Zbigiew Grzyb, Letty Fonteyne, Elizabeth Macdermid and Pamela Stockamore, Art New England (December 2003/January 2004)

Patricia Rosoff, What am I supposed to think? How to read the abstraction of LeWitt, Gourlay, Morgan and Smith, The Hartford Advocate (September 5), 2002

Matt Damsker, Elizabeth Gourlay Evokes Emotion From Strictured Shapes, Hartford Courant (April 30), 2000