MFA in Painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1985

BA (First Class Honors), Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1983 

Fellowship at Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Music & Art, Norfolk, CT, 1982


Juror/Visiting Artist, Art & Art History Department, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 2017

Visiting Artist, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT, 2016

Artist Fellowship Grant from the DECD/CT Office of the Arts, 2012-2013

Invited artist in residence at the studio of Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, Italy, 2011 & 2012

Invited artist, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, 2007

Site-specific painting, The New London Cancer Center at Crossroads Professional Building, Waterford, CT, 2006

Two site-specific wall drawings, The Ashforth Company, Stamford, CT, 2003 

Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship Grant, 2000-2001 

Fellowship Grant at The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 1986, 1988 & 1993 

The Andrew Grant Traveling Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art, 1981 & 1982



Duende, New paintings by Elizabeth Gourlay & Susan English, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Radiant, Elizabeth Gourlay, Anne Russinof, Audrey Stone, ODETTA Gallery, 269 11th Ave. New York, NY

Thrive, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent, CT

Among Friends, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY


Mesmerize, Elizabeth Gourlay, Stephen Maine, Carol Salmanson and Audrey Stone, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

State of Abstraction, curated by Daphne Anderson Deeds and Jacquelyn Gleisner, Washington Art Association & Gallery, Washington, CT

Direct Contact, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

Editions and Artists' Book Fair 2018, Anthony Kirk Editions, @ The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue, New York, NY 

Dataatadata: 3-Sphere, flat files at ODETTA gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Chain Reaction: Artists select Artists, The Painting Center, 547 West 27th, New York, NY

Among Friends, DUMBO, 55 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York

ICFF Fair, exhibiting with Kenise Barnes Fine Art, The Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, NY

Mighty Minis, curated by Suzan Shutan, Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT


Big Idea, The Painting Center, 547 West 27th, New York, NY

Abstract, curated by Susan Classen-Sullivan, The Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

Visual Impressions: Josephine Burr, Elizabeth Gourlay, Anna Helper and David Hornung, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

Maniac Episode V, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

Becoming: 30 Hotchkiss Artists, The Tremain Gallery, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

Interplay: Joseph Byrne & Elizabeth Gourlay, curated by Ann Finholt and Walter Kendra, The Annual Maxwell Shepard Memorial Invitational exhibition, The Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

Mighty Minis, curated by Suzan Shutan, Souterrain Gallery, West Cornwall, CT

Black Box, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany traveling to Centre d'art Contemporain, Metz, France


Laura Moriarty and Elizabeth Gourlay, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

Featured flat-file artist for HUE[S]PACE, an installation by Debra Ramsay, ODETTA Gallery, 229 Cook Street, Brooklyn, New York

Dristi: A Concentrated Gaze, curated by Elizabeth Heskin and Patricia Spergel, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, NY

Recursive Threads: Elizabeth Gourlay and Ann Stewart Conrad, The Tremaine Gallery, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

2nd Hand Pulled Print Exhibition, SITE:BROOKLYN, Brooklyn, New York

Art & Design 20/21, Garvy Rita Art & Antiques, Boston, MA


Tempos, Fox Gallery NYC, New York, NY (solo)

New Work, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, New York (solo)

Art on Paper, Gallery Molly Krom, Pier 36, New York, NY

Lost Cat: Art in the Age of Social Media,The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

Family Ties, curated by Julie Torres and Bonny Leibowitz, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

Going Big, curated by Suzan Shutan and Susan Carr, Central Booking, New York, NY

Seeing Sound, with Jane Harris, Alex Paik and Gelah Penn, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Evolution of Immediacy, curated by Kevin Daly, The Art Garage, Ball & Socket Arts, Cheshire, CT


Second Family, curated by Julie Torres, 2 Rivington Street, New York, NY

Perception, Illusion, Magic, The Westport Art Center, Westport, CT

Summer Sheets: selected works on paper, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT

Mid-Year Exhibition, The National Academy Museum & School, New York, NY


Sogno, works on paper and vellum, Spoleto, Italy, The Chester Gallery, Chester, CT (solo)

Working It Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Creative Mischief, The National Academy Museum & School, New York, NY

Art Forms, An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients, The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT

SOLOS 2013, The Westport Art Center, Westport, CT

New Work, Fred. Giampietro 91 Orange Street Gallery, New Haven, CT


A Year Long Song, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT (solo)

Modesty: a Policy, The Bogart Salon, Brooklyn, New York

Paper New England: A 5th Anniversary Look, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT


Selected Paintings and Works on Paper, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT (solo)

Shared Sensibilities: Sol LeWitt and His Friends, The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

An exchange with Sol LeWitt, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

Abstract Principles, Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, CT

Out of Line, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Abstracted, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Off the Grid: Selected Works on Paper by Elizabeth Gourlay and Peter Acheson, Brickwalk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT

The San Francisco Art Fair, eo art lab, San Francisco, CA

Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, CT


Shared Response, eo art lab, Chester, CT


The Color of Harmony, The Gallery at Kinderhook, Salisbury, CT (solo)

Meridians, eo art lab, Chester, CT (solo)


New Work, Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT (solo)

183rrd Annual: An Invitational of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York, NY

Focus New Haven, PNE, Paper New England, Hartford, CT

Red Dot, New York City and Miami, eo art lab, Chester, CT


Rhythmic Relativism, eo art lab, Chester, CT (solo)

Etudes, Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT (solo)

Blue Print, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT


Saturated, Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford, CT (solo)


Grids and Gardens, Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery, Hamden, CT (solo)

New Work, Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford, CT (solo)

Work from The LeWitt Collection, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


A Chronology, Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College, New London, CT (solo)

Crossing the Line-Elizabeth Gourlay/Zach Zaus, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT


New Work, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT (solo)

The 25th Annual Drawing Center Benefit Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY


The Chester Gallery, Chester, CT (solo)

Criss-Cross: Elizabeth Gourlay, Sol LeWitt, Ken Morgan, Cary Smith, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT


Recent Works, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT (solo)

Collecting at Paesaggio, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT


Recent Paintings & Works on Paper, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT (solo)

4 Painters: 4 Women, Anderson University, Anderson, IN

Connecticut Commission on The Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Hartford, CT

Sum +  Substance, Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, CT


Paintings, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)

The Drawing Show, 1988, The Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curator’s Choice/New Directions, The Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York

Contemporary Still Life, The East Hampton Center For Contemporary Art, East Hampton, New York

Measurement, Metaphor and Color, Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD

The Connecticut Open, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Eclectic Landscapes, Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


Selections 34, The Drawing Center, New York, NY


Jacquelyn Gleisner, Mighty Minis, Melanie Carr Gallery, March, 2018, HERE

Daphne Anderson Deeds, review of Becoming, The Tremaine Gallery, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, June 6, 2017, HERE

Caroline Cunningham, Transcendent Moments, New England Home Magazine~Connecticut, Spring, 2016, HERE

James Panero, The New Criterion, Gallery cronicle, Tempos: Selected Works by Elizabeth Gourlay 2013-2015, Fox Gallery, NYC, November, 2015, HERE

Janis Mink, In Historical Context: Some thoughts about the work of Elizabeth Gourlay, Exhibition catalog essay for Tempos: Selected Works by Elizabeth Gourlay 2013-2015, Fox Gallery NYC, October, 2015

Brett Baker, Painters' Table, Elizabeth Gourlay: Vision Images (December 26, 2013), Painting in Connecticut (December 10, 2012) , Elizabeth Gourlay: Studio Visit (July 2, 2012).

Richard Benari and Lauren Henkin, Backstory: Elizabeth Gourlay, Tilted Arc, a journal of art, ideas, opinion and verse. (December 16), 2013

Stephen B MacInness, Have you met...Elizabeth Gourlay?, Painter's Progress, (November 18), 2013

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

Joanne Mattera, A Connecticut Afternoon, (November), 2012

Kristin Rasich Fox, Abstract Principles at the Fairfield Art Center, FC Buzz, Arts & Culture of Fairfield County, (September 21), 2011

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, Zbigniew 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


Nature Magazine

The Marriott Family

The LeWitt Collection

Agnes and William Peelle, West Hartford, CT

Alliance Capital Management

Safeco Corporation

The Ashforth Company, Stamford, CT

The New London Cancer Center, Waterford, CT

The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT 

Yves Gonnet, Inc.

The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland


Color Theory, Two-Dimensional Design and Painting & Abstraction, Instructor, RISD|CE, 2010-present

Concepts in Two Dimensions, Visiting Assistant Professor in Art at Connecticut College, 2011

Painting, cello 7, on the cover of the book of poetry, Parallel Lines, by Dennis Barone, 2011

Painting, ramie 1, chosen as the cover for Nature Genetics magazine, May 2011

Painting, medlar orange, chosen as the cover for Nature Genetics magazine, March 2009

Elizabeth's work is included in, an online scholarly resource curatorial project and international forum whose focus is the use of geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art. It is edited by Julie Karabenick.