Court Lurie is a queer Jewish artist from Chicago, living in Austin, TX. She has developed a professional art career that began two decades ago in New Mexico. She is a contemporary abstract painter, with vast bodies of work in abstract photography and drawing. She has lived a life full of adventure, adversity, grace, challenge, abundance, growth, and humility, and believes her work is born from the dance she weaves with feet, hands, heart, and spirit into and from the present moment. She found a place for herself in the Austin art community, over a decade ago, co-creating Artpost, a center for creative expression, in East Austin. With 5 buildings and 30+ studio artists, she collaborated with resident artists to make Artpost a hub for high quality, thoughtful, and experimental art, events, and community building. She is dedicated to a spiritual life. She is a musician, poet, writer and performer. She is a kind soul living in a strange world, making art and living a robust life.
The power of vulnerability, of witnessing, and being witnessed, is an invitation and often a catalyst for the deepest and most impactful connection. This is one gift of art. When I allow the present moment to be my guide, meander the uncharted path to explore its pure expression, I am entering a portal. This journey through the creative process opens a channel of communication that is ubiquitous and infinite. Intimately greeting the unknown with veracity and a nod to risk, becomes a beacon into the collective. The human, being moved. New language is revealed, and the artwork lives into the world as a gift. Unwavering dedication to curiosity and discovery births a complex dialogue 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.