Elizabeth Higgins was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1960.
As a Helena Rubenstein Award recipient, Higgins earned her MFA from Parsons School of Design, where she studied with Leland Bell, Paul Resika, Albert Kresch and Robert deNiro,Sr. Prior to coming to New York in 1983, Higgins received her BFA from Queen’s University, Canada, studying painting and printmaking with JC Heywood, Ralph Allen and David Andrew. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and CT. Her work is in corporate and private collections in the US and Canada.
John Goodrich, in his essay on her recent work: “Elizabeth Higgins’ direct brushwork and simplified forms suggest an earnest energy, but crucially, they reveal a painter who knows the power of color….”
Dennis Wepman, Manhattan Arts magazine wrote: “Her lucent colors are laid on with a vigor that gives her compositions a spontaneous, dynamic, character, but their distribution in strong, heavy masses establishes a powerful atmosphere of poise and assurance……In this, as in all of her richly filled, complex paintings, Elizabeth Higgins reveals a profoundly felt sense of color and a sure instinct for composition”