Susan Goldstein is an American artist raised in Pennsylvania, where she developed an appreciation for the juxtaposition of the industrial and bucolic landscapes that remain an important inspiration to her artwork today. Tactile and textural, her paintings highlight the balance between intensity and stillness that can be found in her use of unconventional materials.
Goldstein‘s work can be found in private as well as corporate collections within the U.S. Goldstein has shown in numerous selected juried and invitational exhibits. Her paintings have won several awards. Her work has been pictured on advertisement and promotional materials.
Goldstein is a graduate of Drexel University, Nesbitt College of Design Arts and the recipient of its design department’s award of excellence. Her study of painting and mixed media arts continued at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Fleisher’s Art Memorial and the Main Line Art Center. Goldstein’s home and studio are in the Philadelphia area.
The process of uncovering the depth of layers in a figure, place or experience inspires me. My work is spontaneous with an unplanned search for answers. Each brush stroke/media application informs the next. The practice of applying materials In a dialogue of “mixed media” creates a versatile three dimensional quality influencing color, light and space. Always present is my pursuit of the balance between intensity and stillness. It is my intent to compose a translation from material to image, as it forges a new art language.