Sign up for our mailing list.


Elaine Defibaugh


Elaine Defibaugh, born in New Castle, PA has been a fulltime artist with solo exhibitions, invitations and juried shows since 1989.  From 1993-2006 she worked as an Adjunct Professor at RIT, U of R, and MCC.  Elaine has also taught numerous workshops at various organizations, including the Memorial Art Gallery, Biscayne Institute of Better Health & Living, Overlook Nursing Home, Turning Base Press, Zion National Park & Perez Art Museum of Miami.   In 2005 she moved to NYC, where she had a studio and worked as a Proctor for Chashama’s Subsidized Studio Space Program until 2011.  Currently, she has studios in Miami and Brooklyn.  Elaine is a 2x recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant and has received a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Art Grant.  She has been invited to numerous artist residencies, including, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Arts Foundation, RAID, CeRRCA Llorenc Del Penedes, Lo Studio del Nipoti-Artist Residency, Calabria, Italy, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, Fountainhead & Deering Estate.   You will find Elaine’s work in collections such as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center of Cody, Butler Institute of American Art, Kathryn & Dan Mikesell, Elizabeth Collection, Everson Museum, Jewish Homes of Rochester, and various private collectors nationally & Internationally.