June Artist – Court Lurie
Court Lurie has been exhibiting nationally for over 15 years. Her work has been featured in many design and lifestyle magazines, on television, in films, and in several industry publications. She has been commissioned for public and private installations, and has been represented by successful galleries in the US. She has received awards for her work, including the esteemed Juror’s Award from Gladys Nielson at Womanmade Gallery in Chicago. In the past six years, she was awarded four fellowships and completed artist residencies at Jentel and Brush Creek Foundations in Wyoming, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska, and the Rensing Center in South Carolina. Her work hangs in public and private collections around the country from the University of New Mexico Hospital to Austin City Hall, The Westin and Four Seasons Hotels, and Bergstrom International Airport.
Having served advisory roles with nonprofit visual art organizations in Texas and New Mexico, she has spearheaded collaborations with other artists, organizations, and city & state government for the past two decades. Her efforts are many, advancing inclusivity and dialogue around issues regarding space making, community building, cultural sensitivity, public art, and healing. She is genuinely invested in making art accessible. Court draws on her experience as a spiritual and community leader to facilitate effective communication between diverse groups of people and organizations. She mentors several emerging artists, working directly with them in her studio. She regularly donates work for silent auction and volunteers within the art and health care communities. She is dedicated to sharing her experience, knowledge, and gifts with others.
Court is also a trauma-sensitive yin yoga instructor, Reiki Master and spiritual guide. She is invested in serving and supporting others on their journey of awakening. She offers individual and group workshops that nurture and encourage others to express their natural and authentic creativity through art making, body awareness, yoga, meditation and writing.
The power of vulnerability, of witnessing, and being witnessed is an invitation and often a catalyst for the deepest and most impactful connection. For me, this is the gift of art. Intimately greeting the unknown with veracity and a nod to risk, becomes a beacon into the collective human experience. When we tune and refine ourselves to our highest vibration, our frequency radiates out and changes lives.
When I allow the present moment, to be my guide, meander the uncharted path to explore it’s pure expression, I am entering a portal. This journey through the creative process opens a channel of communication that is ubiquitous. It is the human, being moved. New language is revealed, and the artwork lives into the world as a gift.
This unwavering dedication to curiosity and discovery, births a complex dialogue that is revealed inside the painting. The inventions leave marks of a human hand navigating itself through a desire to initiate contact with something visceral, magical, mystical, and sacred. Carnal, primitive, and raw. I tune to the frequency of receiving, and listen. I move when I am moved. I enter and leave the canvas with deep reverence and grace.
Each piece is an offering.