Elizabeth Katherine Porcel was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She studied at the Pratt Institute, completed an AAS in Mortuary Science at Nassau Community College and completed her BFA (summa cum laude) in painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. It is through this unusual culmination of experience where Porcel draws her inspiration.
Drawing a parallel between the rhythm of making and organic cycles her paintings create space for contemplation Her work recontextualizes craft processes as a means of paint application. The texture created whether by rhythmic mark making or sculptural tactility addresses our want for things to be simultaneously concrete and ephemeral; offering the viewer a visual meditation.
Elizabeth Katherine Porcel has exhibited her work throughout the United States and calls Atlanta home.