Painting in Studio 6 – West Side of Carriage House January 2015 through July 2015 Website: www.elainedefibaugh.com Artist in Residence Elaine Defibaugh grew up in Western Pennsylvania and received a BFA from East Texas State University and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Drawn to the foliage, trees and ocean, in 2010, she began living in Miami part of the year maintaining a studio at Fountainhead Studios. Defibaugh’s work explores the juxtaposition of the urban and the natural through painting. She often uses fluorescent paint then illuminates the paintings under both black light and natural light in order to contrast the differences between cityscape and landscape and to suggest alternate realities. In addition to several solo shows in South Florida, Gallery ID, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Pyramid Studio Gallery, she is the recipient of two Pollock Krasner Grants, 2011 and 2013, Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant, 2008, and several SOS grants from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Her work is in the collections of Whitney Gallery at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Suny Brockport College, Kathryn & Dan Mikesell, Butler Institute of American Art, the Memorial Art Gallery, The University of Wisconsin, Pensacola State College, Jewish Homes Foundation, RIT, and various private collections.