Elaine Defibaugh, born in New Castle, PA has been a fulltime artist with solo exhibitions, invitations and juried shows since 1989. Her practice has been in NYC since 2006 and Miami since 2013. From 1993-2006 she worked as an Adjunct Professor at RIT, U of R, and MCC. Elaine has also taught numerous workshops at various organizations, including the Memorial Art Gallery, Biscayne Institute of Better Health & Living, Turning Base Press, Zion National Park & Perez Art Museum of Miami. In 2005 she worked as a Proctor for Chashama’s Subsidized Studio Space Program until 2011. Elaine is a 2x recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant and has received a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Art Grant. She has been invited to numerous artist residencies, including, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Arts Foundation, RAID, CeRRCA Llorenc Del Penedes, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, Fountainhead & Deering Estate. Currently, she is a residency with the Eileen Kaminsky Foundation. You will find Elaine’s work in collections such as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center of Cody, Butler Institute of American Art, Kathryn & Dan Mikesell, Elizabeth Collection, Everson Museum, Jewish Homes of Rochester, and various private collectors nationally & Internationally.
Solo Exhibitions include, Frost Museum of Science, Yasher Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, & Gallery, Miami, FL, Laguardia Community College, LIC, NY, Pyramid Studio Gallery, Miami, FL, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, L’espai de’art Les Quintanes, Barcelona, Spain, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL, Gallery ID, Miami, FL, Franklin 54 Gallery, New York, NY, Casper College, Casper, WY, Rockefeller University, NY, NY, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN, Jamestown Community College, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown, NY, Chashama-Harlem Gallery, New York, NY, Biscayne Institute, Miami, Florida, Rush Library, Rush, NY, Gallery R, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, Texas Tech University, “Day of the Dead”, Lubbock, TX, Hobart William & Smith College, Geneva, NY, Beall Park Arts Center, Bozeman, MT, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, Cell Gallery, Writers & Books, Rochester, NY
Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY