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Elizabeth Gorcey is a widely recognized oil painter, celebrated for her unique artistic vision and the profound connection she has had with her craft from a very young age. She is included in numerous prestigious collections and publications across the globe, attesting to the international appeal and significance of her work.

Gorcey’s journey into the world of art began in an unconventional way. As a child, in the absence of a babysitter, she would accompany her mother to art classes. This seemingly simple act laid the foundations of her lifelong passion for painting as she learned and absorbed art techniques and principles at a very tender age. Her early exposure to the artistic process and her immediate environment's creative energy played a pivotal role in shaping the artist she would become.

Distinctly illustrating her prodigious talent, Elizabeth Gorcey's work was remarkably showcased at the New Jersey State Museum when she was just ten years old. This remarkable feat not only highlights the precocity of her talent but also the universally resonant quality of her art, which was able to stand in such a significant venue at such a young age. Building on her early successes, Gorcey has continued her dedication to oil painting. Her art is characterized by its vibrant use of color, emotional depth, and the ability to capture the viewer's imagination. Her paintings offer windows into the soul, reflecting life experiences, dreams, and the subtleties of human emotion.

Throughout her career, Gorcey has been featured in various exhibitions, and her artworks have found homes among private and public collections around the world. She remains a passionate creator, continually evolving her style and technique, and stands as an inspiring figure to young artists everywhere — a testament to the idea that an early love for art can indeed blossom into a lifelong calling and a successful career.

To learn more about Ms. Gorcey's other creative passions including acting, directing, producing, and writing please visit her website by clicking the button below.

Elizabeth Gorcey
Artist Statement

I am fascinated with the ‘human condition’ that we are all a part of; more specifically with how each of us experiences and sees ourselves, each other and the world on our collective journey. As a child I was very sensitive and empathic. I would feel things very deeply and, at times, imagine I knew how those around me felt. My sensitive and creative mind literally felt the weight of humanity– My mind would ‘see’ all these highs, lows, anxieties, and triumphs overlapping and bleeding into my own personal experiences. At that age I didn’t know how to process what I was feeling, but as an adult I work through what I see on my canvas. I paint because I must.

When I look around and see what’s happening in the world today it makes my heart break for humanity and it propels me to paint. I feel the pain, sorrow and discontent of so many souls. I hope that people who view my paintings recognize a piece of their own humanity and know they are being seen. 

Awards & Recognition

New Jersey State Museum Youth Award

1st Place
1997

1st Sfumato Art Competition

1st Prize
2023

directors choice Gallery Omato

2023

Curators Choice Gallery Omato

2023

John Moran Auctioneer list

2023

Honorable mention & Merit award Teravana Gallery

2023

Distinction Award
Gallery 4%

2023

Merit Award
Light Space & Time Gallery

2023

Honorable Mention Grey Cube Gallery

2024

Honorable Mention Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art

2024

Distinction Award
Gallery 4 %

Exhibition Unreal & Non-representational
2024

Distinction Award
Gallery 4 %

Exhibition Anything & Everything
2024

Art Of Arts Project Award

Selection Award For "Art And Woman Book"
2024

100 Emerging Artists Award

Art Of Arts Project Selection Award For 100 Emerging Artists: Women's Edition
2024