Court Lurie comes from Chicago, and now resides in Austin, Texas…via Savannah, Georgia, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kfar Hanasi, Israel, a brief stint in San Francisco, Europe and the Middle East. Her life has been a series of maneuvers oriented toward passionate encounters that life presents. Guided by intuition, she moves deliberately and experiences each new transition as an unfoldment of the sacred in her life. Her work is born from this place. She works from a place of trusting that which we so often doubt, the ubiquitous presence that is alive and woven in all of life. Her intention is to respond to this presence, creating form from the formless realm.
Her abstract body of work evolved from whimsical literary dialogue in surreal, collage pieces that were responses to the world around her. In her twenties, she actively worked to make right injustices in environmental and social realms. She worked with anti-nuclear organizations and supported people living with developmental disabilities. She educated underrepresented populations of teens through art and poetry. She wrote and performed poetry in response to war and change. During this stage of her development, her visual art grew from a place of story telling. Her intention was to communicate provocative ideology through a juxtaposition of text, images, photographs and color. The work carried messages of reconciliation, hope, responsibility, spiritual exploration, and personal evolution.
After years of personal and spiritual growth, the art began to transform into unpredictable raw meditations on letting go. The emphasis grew more towards trusting the unfolding of paint on surface. More attention was assigned to “how” she interacted with the materials, rather than to “why” they were placed where they were. Therefore, the imagery changed drastically from carefully planned and crafted reflections of inner dialogue, to free and open abstract pieces with infinite depth and detail.
At 35, she currently works from her studio at the ARTPOST, in Austin, TX, and shares time with softball, piano, drums, writing, and being in service to those around her. She is immensely grateful for the opportunity to present and share her work with the world.