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Curriculum vitae

Elizabeth Mordensky is a contemporary nature artist, focusing her work on capturing the world around her. She paints mainly wildlife and landscapes, with the objective of exposing people to the wonder of our natural world. She hopes to inspire actions of conservation for our public lands and natural resources. Her main medium is finger painting with oils. She also paints in acrylics and watercolors.   

Gallery Representation

  • Art Focus Fine Art Gallery and Frame Shop, Hamilton Montana
  • Going to the Sun Gallery, Whitefish Montana

Education & Professional Development

  • Artist Incubator Program with Miriam Schulman 2020-2021
  • Studied Under A Lorie Kagle, 2001-2005 
  • Drawing and Painting Coursework at the University of Virginia, 2006-2007

Books and Publications

  • Author and Illustrator: Mordensky, Elizabeth. Can I Spend the Winter with You?, CreateSpace. 2017. Print. 
  • Article Illustration: Lee, Barbara “Flora 🙴 Fauna” Yellowstone Quarterly, September 2017: pg 18. Print.
  • Illustrator: Anderson, Deanna. Kikir of the Walking Trees, Cook My Way, 2016 C. Print. 
  • Article Illustration: Lee, Barbara “Creatures Large 🙴 Small: White Weasels and Black-Tipped Tails” Yellowstone Quarterly September 2014: pg 9. Print
  • Cover and Chapter Head Illustrations: Cline, Jerre, Three Stories for Francis. Xlibris Corporation, 2013, 


  • Wild Excellence Films (2022), Film Project “Golden Eagles: Witnesses to a Changing West”- Creation of art for eagle conservation film project and donating a piece for an auction at the film screening in Jackson, Wyoming
  • University of Canterbury Department of Geology, Christchurch New Zealand, Kennedy, Ben, Davidson, Jonathan- Creation of art for educational game: Magma Drillers Save Planet Earth, supported by the American Geophysical Union and featured publication in EOS: Earth and Science News Sep 2019, Vol 100, pg 26-31
  • University of Canterbury Department of Geology, Christchurch New Zealand, Adamsky, Rachel Hikuroa, Daniel: Art created for an Educational Outreach Video describing the geology and cultural  history of Whakaari, (White Island) New Zealand. 
  • Art Director for “The Trailside Tales” Podcast with Stanley Mordensky   

Juried Shows

  • Best of the Northwest Art Show, Seattle Washington Nov 2022
  • Bend Fall Festival Oct 2022
  • Above the Clouds Group Show, June-Sept 2022, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wy
  • Bend Summer Festival July 2022
  • Square Foot Show, Feb 2022- Online Exhibition 
  • Holiday Miniatures Show 2021-2022 at ArtFocus Gallery, Hamilton MT
  • Group show "Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist" 2020-2021 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art Jackson, Wy 
  • 2017 Group Show: Sweet Pea Art Show, 2017 at The Emerson Center for the Arts, Bozeman MT             
  • Group Show: Maryland Christmas Show, Frederick MD 2017              
  • Group Show: Sweet Pea Art Show, 2014 at The Emerson Center for the Arts, Bozeman MT

  • 2022               Featured Artist first Thursdays solo show at Going to the Sun Gallery
  • 2021-2022:      National Buffalo Museum- Three bison pieces on display           
  • 2021:               Solo Show, Untamed; Big Sky Country- ArtFocus Gallery Hamilton MT           
  • 2020               Solo Exhibition, Wild Joe’s, Bozeman MT           
  • 2018-2019:      Group Exhibition: Crisp Cafe and Gifts, Christchurch, New Zealand           
  • 2012-2013:      Group Exhibition, 2012-13 Hive Gallery, Livingston, MT   

Newspaper, Magazine and Blog Articles

  • "The Contemporary West:Beyond Limitations" Jan 2022 Western Art Collector Issue 173, Page 74 
  • "A Walk on the Wild Side: Collector's Focus: Wildlife Issue Sep 2021 Western Art Collector 169, Page 72
  • "State of the Art: Montana" Aug 2021 Wester Art Collector Issue 168, Page 96
  • "Elizabeth Mordensky's Work now at National Buffalo Museum" Aug 2021 The Jamestown Sun and NewsDakota.com
  • "Fresh Paint: Highlights from Up-and-Coming Artists and Brand New Works Available in Studios and Galleries Around the Country" June 2021 Western Art Collector Issue 166, Page 36
  • "Using Art to Stay Connected to Trails While Social Distancing" April 14, 2020 The Trek

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