BIOGRAPHY

ELISSA GORE      

Originally from Philadelphia, Elissa Gore now lives in New York City. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Art. Her work is often shown nationally and is included in over 60 public collections. She has had 18 solo exhibitions.  She taught college fine art for 20 years and currently teaches landscape painting at the New York Botanical Garden.

THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

Forty years ago I decided I wanted to make art about nature. First, I made sculptures and drawings of human anatomy and plants. But soon I discovered the feeling I wanted to express in art was communicated best in paintings of the landscape. I try to surround the viewer with atmosphere or a panoramic view, that reflects a transcendent moment I feel. I respond especially to places that include air, earth and water. 

               

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013

Drawn from Nature, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carllisle, PA

2011

Evensong, Stone Soup Gallery, Key West, FL

2010

Virginia Pastoral, Rivermont Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

 

Near the Water’s Edge,  Noel Fine Art, Bronxville. NY

2009

Interior Light of Landscape, Viviana Hansen Gallery, Franklin, NY

2006

Elissa Gore, Howard Gallery, New Hope PA

 

Elissa Gore, Old Bank Gallery, Roxbury, NY

 

Elissa Gore, Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY

2005

Elissa Gore, Landscapes, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY

2004

Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY

2003

Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI

 

Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY

2002

Water Signs, Markel Fine Arts, New York NY

2000

Markel Fine Arts, New York NY

1999

Allen Sheppard Gallery, Piermont, NY

 

The Adirondack Lakes Art Center, Blue Mtn Lake, NY

 

Catskills, The Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown,NY

 

Erpf Gallery, Catskill Center, Arkville. NY

1998

Language of Long Views, Allen Sheppard Gallery, Piermont, NY

 

Elissa Gore,  Mural Gallery, Stamford, NY

 

The Art Center, Old Forge, NY

1997

Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

1995

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

1993

Hardcastles Gallery at Toscana, Wilmington, DE

1992

Studio 225, New York, NY

1982

Maples Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson, Teaneck, NJ      

 

 TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS: 

2013

The Re-envisioned Landscape: Elissa Gore, Jodi Primoff, Joanna Murphy, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery,  Cooperstown, NY

2008

Elissa Gore, Robert Schneider, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

2004

Elissa Gore, Tamar Zinn Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY

2002

Elissa Gore and Chistine Debrosky, Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY

2002

Elissa Gore, Ralph McRae, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NYC

2000

Noel Gallery, Bronxville, NY

1989

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Surf and Turf, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

 

The Stagecoach Run, Artists Studio Tour, Treadwell, NY

 

Art on Site, five artists paint northern Manhattan, No MAA Gallery, NYC, NY

 

Art in Embassies Program, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Snow Hill Plein Air, Snow Hill, MD

 

Chestertown Plein Air, Chestertown, MD

 

Camp Hill Plein Air, Camp Hill, PA

 

Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Cumberland, MD

 

Paint the Town, Cranford, NJ

2012

Northern Manhattan as Muse, NoMAA Gallery, New York, NY

 

Barns and Bridges, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY

 

Vermont Plein Air , Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT

 

Billsboro Plein Air , Quick Draw Award, Geneva, NY

 

Brandywine Plein Air , Tatnall School, Wilmington, DE

 

Olney Plein Air, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD

 

Olana Plein Air Benefit, Columbia County Arts Council, Hudson, NY

 

Paint the Town, Cranford, NJ

2011

Art in Embassies Program, American Embassy, Podgorica, Montenegro

 

From the Mountaintop, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

 

Plein Air Exhibit, North Bennington, VT, Paint Annapolis, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

2010

In-Struct, The Studios of Key West

 

Daughters of Venus and From the Mountaintop, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY

 

Women in the Heights, Contemporary Women Artists of Northern Manhattan,  NoMAA, NYC, NY

 

Inaugural Show, Swenson Fine Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

 

Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown NY

2009

Art of Seeing, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NYC, NY

 

Inaugural Exhibit, Franklin Fine Arts, Franklin, NY

 

A  River Runs Through It, Ullr’s Reverie, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY

 

The Summer Show, Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY

 

Treasure Hunt, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

 

Uptown Art, Berkshire Bank, New York, NY

2008

Holiday Show, Delhi Art and Antiques, Delhi, NY

 

Holiday Show, Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY

 

Closer Look 2, Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY

 

Art of Seeing, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NYC, NY

 

First Look 1, Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY

2007

Inaugural Exhibition,  Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY

 

Paint the Mountaintop, Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY

 

The Upstate Landscape, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

2006

Peer Pressure, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York NY

 

Paint the Mountaintop, Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY

 

The Upstate Landscape, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

2005

Emerged, Markel Fine Arts, New York NY

 

Paint the Mountaintop, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY

 

The Upstate Landscape, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

2004

A Celebration of Snow, Windham Fine Arts, Windham NY

 

Works on Paper, Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

2003

The Upstate Landscape, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

2002

Through Women’s Eyes: Pastel Landscapes, Memorial Gallery, SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY

2001 

The Upstate Landscape, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

1999

The Elusive Landscape,Noel Gallery, Bronxville, NY;Platte Clove Artists Landscapes, Erpf Gallery, Arkville. NY

 

Landscape of the Lower Hudson, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY

1998

Firma, Claudia Carr Gallery, New York, NY

 

Terre; Group Landscape Show, Noel Fine Art Gallery,

1997

Oil Landscapes, The Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

 

Land and Sea, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, NY

1996

Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, Shelburne Farms, VT

 

4 Artists, 3 Media, 2 points of view, 1 subject matter, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, NY

 

Summer Pleasures, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY 

 

Jewels of the Garden, Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, CT

1994

Faculty Exhibition, New York Botanical Garden, NY   

 

New Space, New Works, New Artists, Somerville, NJ

 

Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE 

1992

On the Road, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

 

Five from Penn, Twenty Years Later, Cooperstown Art Association, NY  

1990

Faculty Exhibition, Pace University Gallery, Choate House, Pleasantville, NY

  

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS: 

AIG

American General

American Express, New York, NY

Ameritrust, Dallas, TX

AmSouth, FL

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY

Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY

Cingular Wireless, Washington, DC

Citigroup, New York, NY

Core States Bank of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Core States of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Crowne Plaza, New York, NY

Deloitte& Touche, New York, NY

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Galderma, Inc., New York, NY

General Dynamics

General Electric, New York, NY

GTE, Houston, TX

Hallmark, Kansas City, MO

Health Corp. of Virginia, Richmond, VA

ICI Industries, West Deptford, NJ

Kidder Peabody, New York, NY

Klingenstein Fields, New York, NY

Lenox China, NJ

Lincoln Financial Group, Philadelphia, PA

Loudoun HealthCare, VA

Manchester Partners, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Marsh McLennan, New York, NY

McKinsey and Co., New York, NY

JPMorgan Bank, New York, NY

Nomura Capital Corporation of America

Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY

Price Waterhouse Inc., New York, NY

Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Hamilton, NJ

Ronco, New York, NY

St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN

Scudder Investor Services, New York, NY

Silverstein and Mullens PLLC, Washington, DC

Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, NJ

TIAA/CREF, New York, NY

United Health Care, CT

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

USAA , San Antonio, TX

U. S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Vanguard Group, Valley Forge, PA

West Allis Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, Washington, DC

Woodcall Washburn, New York, NY; AstraZeneca Corp., Washington, DC

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:

Art in Embassies Program: Taipei, Taiwan 2013: Podgorska, Montenegro, 2012

Second Place, Mountain Maryland Plein Air, 2013

Artist in Residence, The Studios at Key West 2009, 2010

Artist in Residence, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA 2010, 1998, 1996

Artist in Residence, I-Park, East Haddam, CT 2008

Artist in Residence, Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY 2005

Artist in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA 2005, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1996

Artist in Residence, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY 2009, 2002-2007

Cooperstown Art Association, Award of Merit,1998, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991

Art Colony at the Gettysburg Festival, 2012, 2011

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Award of Merit, 1995

Glen Arbor Art Association Artist in Residence, Glen Arbor, MI  2003, 2002

Platte Clove Artist in Residence, The Catskill Center, Arkville, NY 1999

Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, MA 1993, 1992, 1991

Baltimore Watercolor Society, Bronze Medal, 1990

Watercolor Society of Alabama, Award of Merit, 1991

Chautauqua International Art Exhibition, Award for Watercolor, 1991

Mamaroneck Artists Guild, First Prize, Watercolor, 1991

New Rochelle Art Association, First Prize, Watercolor, 1991

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Award for Landscape in Oil, 1990

Wichita Art Association, Hal Ross Award, 1990

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Jarvis Cecil Award, 1982           

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS: 

Watercolor U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO 1996, 1992

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, The Art Center, Old Forge, NY 1997, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1989

Cooperstown Art Association Annual National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1990

Philadelphia Watercolor Club,  The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA 1995, 1992, The American College, Bryn Mawr, 1993, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ 1991

Hudson River Contemporary Artists, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY 1992, 1991

Baltimore Watercolor Society, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 1992, 1990

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Foothills Art Ctr,Golden, CO 1995

Chautauqua National Exhibition, Chautauqua, NY 1994, 1991, 1982

                               

EDUCATION:

University of Pennsylvania, BA 1973, Graduate School of Fine Arts, BFA1974

University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, MA 1978

 

TEACHING:

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 1984-present

Lehman College, Bronx, NY 2006-2007

Pace University, Pleasantville, NY 1990-1997

Parsons School of Design, 1983-1989

Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1981-1983

 

JUROR:

Annual Exhibit of the Central New York Watercolor Society Cooperstown, NY, October, 1999

Platte Clove Artists in Residence, Arkville, NY, October 2000

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Earth and Sky, Michael Chesley Johnson, Pastel Journal Magazine, August 2009

Artist Plays with Light , Camille Howell,Springfield News-Leader, July 28, 2006

New Paintings by Elissa Gore at Noel Fine Arts, Art & Antiques Weekly, Feb. 7, 2003

Noel Fine Art ’Landscapes, a Distant View,’ Art & Antiques Weekly, Sept.15,2000

Two Shows: Frescoes and Landscapes, Vivien Raynor, New York Times, July 5, 1998

Adirondack Colors, Syracuse Herald American, Sept. 7, 1997

A Gardener’s Pallette, Ganette Westchester Newspapers, May 5, 1989

Westchester/This Week, New York Times, Sunday Feb. 28, 1982