Carla Goldberg NYC, USA

Carla Goldberg is a Fine Mixed-MediaArtist. She graduated with honors from the University of Redlands, California where she studied under esteemed figurative painter John Nava and studied under the noted artist Sal Scarpitta at MICA’s Mount Royal Graduate School of Art where she received her MFA degree. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, universities and galleries including The Tabernacle, MOMA Wales, Brooklyn Waterfront Museum and the Dolmabahce Palace (State Gallery) Istanbul, Turkey. Most recently she exhibited with Tria Gallery and Denise Bibro Fine Art, both in NYC. In May of 2012, Carla exhibited with Kunstleben- Berlin, Germany where she has gallery representation. Her solo at Southwestern Minnesota State University Art Museum resulted in the acquisition of her work into their permanent collection hanging alongside works by Dali, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, Hundertwaser and Miotte.

Goldberg works as an artist full time and yet still makes room in her work life to direct two galleries and curate extensively. Skylight Gallery NYC in Chelsea has been dedicated to giving Hudson Valley artists and curators the chance to meet and show with NY City-based artists and curators, in Manhattan. Recently she was appointed Director of Beacon Artist Union, a gallery space for artists to experiment with new work in the contemporary art city of Beacon, NY. A few other projects she’s involved with include the committee for the Beekman Street Art Banners in Beacon, NY. She assists and hangs exhibitions at the New Cold Spring Gallery 66 NY. Additionally, she sits on the Council of the International Coalition of Artists – Mirca Art Group, runs PR for the Cold Spring and Garrison Open Studios, just joined the exhibitions committee for the Women’s Caucus for the Arts (WCA), helping to brainstorm themes for exhibition opportunities for women on a national level. In the summer of 2009, Goldberg started Insight Gallery in Cold Spring, NY focusing on artists of the Hudson Region as an alternative, temporary pop up art-space, which ran for two years. Additionally, she has curated many large group shows such as the Centennial Anniversary Alumni exhibition for the University of Redlands and the Freedom & Art Project she created and ran as an ongoing donated fundraiser format for Amnesty International with Mirca Art Group. This project resulted in a traveling art exhibition, coverage by the BBC Radio Free Asia and a panel discussion on Burma.

Carla sums it all up when asked how she does all that she does, “I am extremely busy in the arts on many levels and love it intensely.”

 

“I Remember” Thought Bubbles

This new series is a unique look at the commonalities of childhood joy. The different candies and toys separated by decades, culture and place hold similar positions of reverence in the pantheons of our memory.

Think back to when you were a kid. What toys did you adore? Could you pass up drawing on a dirty window or skipping rocks on water? This is the essence of the new works by New York based Mixed Media Artist Carla Goldberg. Her work is a unique look at the commonalities of childhood joy.

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