Artist of the Month

CHERYL GOLDSLEGER

 

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Coalescence  (2019), mixed media on linen, 60" x 60"

Coalescence (2019), mixed media on linen, 60" x 60"

"The complexity and simplicity of space have been constant sources of inspiration for my work. My interests lie in the relationship individuals and societies have with place, location and boundaries.

Geometric and analytical forms in my works serve as metaphors for physical and conceptual constraints possibly reminding viewers of migration issues or systems that envelop and connect us to each other while simultaneously insulating individuals from one another. The marks, lines and shapes in my works become independent forces acting in concert or in conflict in hopes of evoking narrative associations. "


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About the Artist

Cheryl Goldsleger exhibits her work nationally and internationally with her most recent exhibition, Vast Scale-Intimate Space, included in the European Cultural Centre’s 2019 Art Biennale in Venice, Italy. Her work is represented in important museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the High Museum; Albright-Knox Gallery; The Fogg Museum at Harvard University; The Israel Museum; The New Orleans Museum; the Brooklyn Museum, The North Carolina Museum of Art; The Greenville County Museum; Yale University Art Gallery; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University; and the Tel Aviv Museum among many other important public and private collections.

Goldsleger has received two Artists Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and other regional and state artist’s grants. Her work has been discussed in an extensive list of publications including Art in America, Artforum, The Hudson Review, The New York Observer, Burnaway and ArtNet Magazine. Her international residencies at the La Napoule Foundation and a US/France Exchange Fellowship in Paris have provided invaluable resources for her work.

Goldsleger’s public project Crossroads is a permanent mosaic tile floor installation in Terminal A of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, Goldsleger is the Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University in Georgia.


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2019 Venice Biennale

Goldsleger's recent series of paintings titled Vast Scale - Intimate Space is included in the Global Art Affairs / European Cultural Centre's 2019 exhibition Personal Structures: Identities on view during the 58th Venice Bienale. From May 1 through November 24, Personal Structures highlights the work of established and emerging artists who rethink the relationship between space, time and existence through the convergence of architecture, design and visual arts.

Cheryl Goldsleger was also a panel member of Land(ing) Art, an event hosted by the European Cultural Center in light of Land(ing) Art Week which was dedicated to the topic of art & environment. Six presenters coming from the scientific field and the art world discussed the role of contemporary art, design, and science during this age of environmental crisis.

 


“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery”. - Francis Bacon