Esther Erlich selected as a finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2020
Esther Erlich, Nooch (2020)
Congratulations to Esther Erlich for being selected as a finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2020 for her painting Nooch. Since 2006, the Kilgour Prize has encouraged innovation within portrait and figurative painting. In 2020, the prize is now in its tenth year.
Esther Erlich is a Melbourne based artist celebrated for over three decades for her distinctive portraits. Expressive and alluring, Erlich’s figures demand attention from their viewers. Her provocatively beautiful faces are vivid apparitions above abstracted bodies that exist in no space or time.
Esther Erlich has had over 51 solo and 72 group exhibitions since 1983. She won the prestigious Doug Moran Portrait Prize (1998), the People’s Choice Award, Archibald Prize (2000) and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Award multiple times. She is represented in both public and private collections nationally and abroad, including the CAE Victoria, Performing Arts Museum, National Portrait Gallery, ALP Building A.C.T., and the National Library Canberra.