Carrie Gelfan earned a B. A. in Fine Art from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She also studied at the Art Students League in New York with portrait artist William Draper and with Will Barnett.
Gelfan’s work is mostly figurative and includes many portraits and groupings of friends and family members, some from life and some from old photos. Drawing is an essential part of Gelfan’s work.
Gelfan’s work has been shown in numerous New England venues including the Thorne- Sagendorf Gallery, Stratton Arts Festival, Norwich University, Women to Watch 2010, West Branch Gallery, Crowell Art Gallery, Catherine Dianich Gallery, Hooker Dunham Gallery, Main Street Arts, and Figure50.com. In addition she has been awarded two fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center’s Vermont Week. Gelfan is currently affiliated with the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, MA.
Carrie Gelfan lives with her husband in