Elizabeth
Gorcey

Creating is nourishment for my soul.

Elizabeth Gorcey has devoted her life to the pursuit of art that intrigues her, stories that compel her, and the elevation of authentic voices that must be heard. Her dedication has allowed Elizabeth to discover and pursue her own creativity and talents while inspiring others to do the same.

Elizabeth has extensive experience working in the cinematic field as an actress, director, and producer. She used this knowledge in her fight to create documentary style films that shed light on the stories of the unnoticed, the unheard.  By boldly exploring socially taboo topics like aging and disability, she translated the lives of others into compelling films.  Elizabeth’s creative endeavors won awards and advocated for individuals and communities the world had pushed aside. 

Personally, and professionally, Elizabeth avidly encourages speaking honestly and authentically in every setting. This trait led to another artistic endeavor when she shared her love of creating with her daughter.  As a collaborative venture, Elizabeth and her daughter wrote the award-winning children’s book series, Liv on Life.  Aimed to cultivate a child’s sense of confidence and kindness, this mother daughter duo was able to write from the perspective of parents and children, encouraging families to embrace authenticity in every relationship.

Compelled by her love of visual arts, Elizabeth became a painter when she was a little girl.  Winning an award at the age of 10 for her watercolor “Chinese Tea Pot”, which was displayed in the New Jersey State Museum.  Mainly self-taught, however she is currently inspired and studying at Zhenya Art Academy.   Recent exhibitions include New York, Portland, Los Angeles, and Canada, Europe have revealed her talents to a new audience of private collectors and institutions.

The passion of this committed actress, director, producer, painter, and author urges each of us to express ourselves as authentically as she does. Put simply by Elizabeth herself, “Creating is nourishment for my soul.”

Artist Statement

I am fascinated with the ‘human condition’ that we are all a part of; more specifically with how each of us experiences and sees ourselves, each other and the world on our collective journey. As a child I was very sensitive and empathic. I would feel things very deeply and, at times, imagine I knew how those around me felt. My sensitive and creative mind literally felt the weight of humanity– My mind would ‘see’ all these highs, lows, anxieties, and triumphs overlapping and bleeding into my own personal experiences. At that age I didn’t know how to process what I was feeling, but as an adult I work through what I see on my canvas. I paint because I must.

When I look around and see what’s happening in the world today it makes my heart break for humanity and it propels me to paint. I feel the pain, sorrow and discontent of so many souls. I hope that people who view my paintings recognize a piece of their own humanity and know they are being seen. 

Projects

Awards & Recognition Director

Worldfest Houston

Platinum Best Dramatic Short
Breast Pump and Blender
WINNER

HBO’s New York Latino international film festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Rhode Island international film festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Film Brothers film Festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

“Best of fest” encore screenings, Rhode Island festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Visionfest ‘08: the other festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Los Angeles Latino international film festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Awards & Recognition
Books

Global Green USA

Global Green Champion

Gutsy Girl Award

by Gutsy Gals Inspire Me

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

Newbie Award
FIRST PLACE WIN

Beverly Hills Book Awards

FINALIST

The Gittle List

Children’s Picture Book
TOP 10 INDIE

Story Monster Approved

Books Worth Devouring!

Awards & Recognition
Art

New Jersey State Museum Youth Award

1st Place
1997

1st Sfumato Art Competition

1st Prize
2023

directors choice Gallery Omato

2023

Curators Choice Gallery Omato

2023

John Moran Auctioneer list

2023

Honorable mention & Merit award Teravana Gallery

2023

Distinction award Gallery 4%

2023

Honorable Mention Naturalist Gallery of Contemporary Art

2024

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