Elizabeth Geiger


Elizabeth Geiger was born in Charlottesville in 1967. She grew up in St. Louis, returning to Charlottesville in 1985 to attend the University of Virginia where she majored in studio art. After college, Mrs. Geiger furthered her art education at the Vermont Studio Center where she studied with Nell Blaine, Bernard Chaet, and George Nick. In 1991, she attended a two week drawing marathon at the New York Studio School, led by the school’s dean, Graham Nickson. She has had numerous solo shows in Virginia, and has been included in group shows along the East Coast. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, painter Philip Geiger, and her two children, Martin (age 6) and Helen (age 5).

Geiger paints a variety of subject matter from still life to suburban landscapes and self portraits, all from observation. The energy of her work comes from the use of strong colors and forms as well as the athletic brushwork and dramatic compositions. Her painting is at once grand and personal, familiar and strange. Painting in between realism and abstraction, her work has been described as "exuberant" and "luscious".