Manhattan native Elizabeth Kurtzman began her career in the fashion industry after attending the Parsons School of Design. She has designed textiles and accessories for numerous New York design houses. She has added costume design and book illustration to her list of vocations, designing numerous pieces for the Mark Morris Dance Group including Dancing Honeymoon, Sang-Froid, The Argument, Greek to Me, Four Saints in Three Acts, Empire Garden,  Visitation, The Muir, Crosswalk, Petrichor, and Pure Dance Items. She also designed L’Isola Disabitata for the Gotham Opera Company, under Mark Morris’ direction. Kurtzman is currently active in providing art and music programs for children with autism in New York City, where she lives and works.