Working directly from nature I explore a synthesis of abstraction and realism.
Elizabeth Miller McCue works thematically and predominantly in unique bronze castings ranging in scale from gallery works to corporate, public and site-specific commissions.
She studied Southeast Asian archaeology at Vassar College and on the graduate level at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, England. Studio training was in New York at the Art Students League and the New York Studio School. During this time she was awarded 7 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, 6 from the New York State Council on the Arts, two from the John D. Rockefeller III Fund, four from the American Film Institute and one from the Japan Foundation to produce films and television programs documenting the choreography of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneeman and Saeko Ichinohe. Forty films and television documents were produced. Exhibition venues included Max Hutchinson Gallery, Lincoln Center and the Asia Society, NYC; the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; and, WNET (PBS NYC) and Brooklyn Public Television broadcasts. These documents are housed in the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, NY, NY; and, the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Included in over 30 corporate and private collections nationally, she has completed 29 site-specific public art projects and corporate and private commissions, her first in 1995 for the Corporate Headquarters of Salomon, Inc, at the now former 7 World Trade Center, NY, NY. A grant from the Leeway Foundation provided additional funding for her installation at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA. In 2015 she was awarded the commission for the East Tower Lobby of the Park Towne Place Museum District Residences, Philadelphia, PA; and, the Sustainability Award commission for the Hotel Association of New York City, presented at the Jacob Javits Center and now exhibited in the 7 winning hotels: Roger Smith, Hyatt Union Square, The Pierre, Marriott Courtyard Central Park, Intercontinental Times Square, Westin Times Square, and Holiday Inn Express Times Square. She has had ten solo exhibitions, and participated in over 75 group exhibitions in the US and abroad – such as ARSPOLIS 3 in Lugano, Switzerland, and MICRO-MONUMENTS, Salzlandmuseum, Schoenbeck, Germany. She is currently exhibiting An Ending Is the Beginning for Natural Progressions, Curator Barbara Galazzo, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, April 27-April 2020, and completing a private commission.
Her work was selected for Schiffer Publishing’s 100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic and the internationally focused Green Art: Trees, Leaves and Roots.
Elected to the National Association of Women Artists, the Sculptors Guild in New York and Phi Beta Kappa, she is a member of the Pennsylvania State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; and, a Founding Member of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County. In 2013, she was elected as a Trustee of the Trenton Museum Society, Trenton, NJ, for a three year term., and in 2018 elected to the Board of Directors of New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA.