Elizabeth Stainton

 

Born and based in Manhattan, Elizabeth’s fine art practice has been woven into her travels and work since the age of 14. After graduating from Wesleyan University, she has worked in art-related endeavors, including costuming, mural painting, faux-finishing, gilding, fabric painting and graphic design, while also earning private and commercial painting commissions. In 1998, she began teaching studio art at the Brearley School where she continues to educate and be educated by her students. Elizabeth’s work began in abstraction and has moved toward figurative work, spanning explorations in a variety of materials including acrylics, oils, watercolor, fresco, gouache and, most recently, collage and metallic leaf. Currently, landscapes include the geometry of the city, as well as mixed media collages and watercolors. 

EDUCATION

Wesleyan University

TEACHING

The Brearley School, New York, NY

Art Teacher, 1998-present

Art Department Head , 2000-2015

 

GROUP SHOW

The Painting Center NYC

Artists and Mentor

2018

AWARDS

Sabbatical Study Award, 2005

Sandra Lea Marshall Award, 2015

Golden Foundation/Scholastic Painting Residency Summer, 2017

Chair of Excellence in Teaching 2019

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

Strategic Planning Committee, 2003

Alumnae Drawing workshop, 2006

NAIS Conference, NY, 2007

Independent School Art Heads Collective, 2008-2015

Teach India Conference, Cambridge, MA, 2010, 2011

ArTech Workshop, 2012

Academy for Teachers Fellow, 2014

MOMA, Assemblage and Collage, 2016

Independent School Art Teachers Forum, 2016

Equity Learning Council, 2016, 2017

RECENT COMMISSIONS

Blue NY, 2017, private collection NY, NY

Bridge, 2016, private collection, NY, NY 

Gile's Sky, 2017, CTBNL, Boston, MA

River, private collection, 2016, NY, NY

New Amsterdam 1650, 2016, West End Collegiate Church, NY NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

First Night Greenport, Greenport, NY 1997-1998

Deja Vu, Southold, NY 1995-1998

Anne Harris Studio, New York, NY 1993-1995

Modeworks, New York, NY 1988-1994

Peter Fasano, Ltd. New York, NY  1984-1988

Macy’s Special Events, R.H. Macy’s, New York, NY, 1984-1986

Eaves-Brooks Costumes, Queens, NY 1983-1984

Metropolitan Opera Association, New York, NY  1979-1980