Esther Erlich is best known for her gritty style of portraiture. In 1998 she won the prestigious Doug Moran Portrait Prize, has been a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Archibald Prize multiple times.
Erlich’s artistic career spans 27 years and 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.
Esther Erlich has been exhibiting her figurative works since 1983. She was the winner of the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 1998 and the Archibald People’s Choice Award in 2000. Her paintings and drawings feature in prominent public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas including collections of the National Portrait Gallery, National Library and Performing Arts Museum. Esther lives and works in Melbourne.
2012 “Traffic Jam” Richard Martin Art (Sydney)
2011 “Curiouser” Libby Edwards Galleries (Melbourne)
2010 “Animal Instinct” Richard Martin Art (Sydney)
2010 “Menagerie” Gadfly Gallery (Perth)
2010 Jinks Creek Winery Gallery (Vic)
2010 “You Know You Want To” Libby Edwards Galleries (Melbourne)
2009 “Hand in Glove” Gadfly Gallery (Perth)
2008 “Subtext” Libby Edwards Galleries (Brisbane)
2008 “Tiaras and Boxing Gloves” Libby Edwards Galleries (Sydney)