Elaine Kurie

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Elaine Kurie

United States


Kurie’s minimalist compositions are metaphors for stability as they reflect balance, order and harmony. They also convey a sense of quietude and simplicity. Her still life, interior, and portrait paintings are tied together by her use of grays with subtle undertones of color and by her expression of subtle variations of changing light. This evokes a feeling of atmosphere and contributes to the sense of timelessness in her paintings. She cites the tranquil interior paintings by artist Claudio Bravo as an influence in her work. Born in NJ, frequent visits to New York City’s art museums nurtured in her a love of realist painting.


She was awarded 1st Place in the Portrait Society of America’s 2016 Members Competition for her painting, Ask la Cour. A recipient of the Butler Institute of Art Award, she also received several Grumbacher Gold Medals. Her work was exhibited in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennials, the Marshall Gallery in Arizona and Gallery 1261 in Denver through the International Guild of Realism. Kurie’s work is included in Manifest Gallery’s 2017 and 2018 International Painting Annuals and her work is in many private collections.


Recent Awards, Recognitions, and Publications

2018 – American Artists Professional League, Award, New York, NY

2017 - Portrait Society of America Member’s Show, Finalist

2017 - Southwest Art Magazine, ‘Artist to Watch’, November 2017 issue

2017 - Artist’s Magazine, Artist of the Month online feature, April 2017

2017 - International Artist Magazine, Portrait Society article ‘Recognizing Excellence’, March 2017

2016 - Portrait Society of America Member’s Show, 1st Place Award for Ask la Cour

2016 - ARC Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist

2015 - Portrait Society of America Member’s Show, Merit Award

2015 - International Artist Magazine Competition, Finalist October 2015 issue

2105 - Allied Artists of America 102nd Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Award: The Butler Institute of American Art Award

2014 - Allied Artists of America 101st Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2014 - Manhattan Arts International ‘Healing Power of Art”, Dynasty Brush Award

2014 - Luxe Beat Magazine, feature article, May 2014 issue

2014 - Award in Manhattan Arts International ‘Healing Power of Art”


Selected Group Exhibitions & Publications

2017 - George Segal Gallery, Art Connections, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2017 - International Painting Annual, Manifest INPA 7

2017 - Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ International Guild of Realism Exhibit

2016 - Gallery 1261 Denver, CO International Guild of Realism 11th Exhibition

2015 - Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ

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