Alyce Gottesman received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in and has been painting for over 30 years. She captures a unique organic essence in her work by focusing on formal issues, such as space and dimension. Her abstract paintings appear atmospheric. Forms inhabit the space, and a clever play with perspective gives the illusion of spacial depth. In combination with her heavy use of drawing, and subtle yet bold color choices, the viewer becomes absorbed into an imaginary world. The works capture the spirit of nature on an energetic level, by using abstractions to communicate vital messages. Alyce Gottesman lives and works in Montclair, NJ. She currently teaches Art at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey and is a member of the Young Scholars Program of Newark, NJ.

 

EDUCATION

MFA  Painting, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
BFA  Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, NY
Rutgers University Innovative Print Center, New Brunswick, NJ
R & F Encaustic Workshop, Long Island City, NY

 

 

 

Small Artworks

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008    Experiments in Landscape, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ
2006    Altered Spaces, Domo Gallery, Summit, NJ  
2005    Works in Wax , Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ 
2003    Abstraction and the Spiritual Life, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ  

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2012      Art Connections 8, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2010     Fertile Ground – Honoring Nature in Art, Imlay Fine Art, Montclair, NJ
2009     Manifest, 2 person show, BrassWorks Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2008     Primary: An Exhibition of Drawings, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
2007     Gallery Artists Exhibition, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ
               Sanctuary, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
               Distinctive Palettes: A Faculty Exhibition, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
               Surface and Beyond…, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ
               Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibit, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ     
               National Drawing 2007, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ  
               domo@domogallery, Domo Gallery, Summit, NJ  
2006     Impulse: National Encaustic Show, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR  
2005     For Art’s Sake, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ  
               New Faculty Exhibition, Yard School of Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ  
               Truth, Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ 
               The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY 
2004     First Look: Fall, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ  
               New Paintings, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY       
2003     Black & White, Nandi Gallery, Montclair, NJ  
2001     Journeys: Within and Beyond, Westminster Art Gallery, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ 
               Group Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY  
               Eight Women Artists, Bernstein Display Gallery, New York, NY  
2000    Montclair Studio Tour, Sharon Gill, Montclair, NJ 
1999     The Spiritual in Art: The Millenium, Kendall Art and Design, Hudson, NY 
1998     The Metro Show, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ 
               New Jersey Arts Annual, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ 
               Cspace Exhibit, The Workspace Gallery, New York, NY 
               Seeing Red, Nabisco Gallery, East Hanover, NJ 
1997     Workshop Wizardry, Printmakers Ink Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY          
1995      The Montclair Art Colony: Past and Present, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
               Small Works Show, Sharon Gill, Montclair, NJ   
1996      Markel/Sears Gallery, New York, NY
1994      19th Annual New Members Show, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ 
               Salon Show, OIA Gallery, New York, NY OIA 
1988     Group Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 
               Group Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 
1987     Group Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 
1985     Painting in New York, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY   
              Fourth Annual Juried Show, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

           

 AWARDS   COMMISSIONS   FELLOWSHIPS   LECTURES   

2008    William Paterson University, Ben Shahn Galleries Lecture
2007    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Fellowship
              Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship
              National Drawing 2007 Purchase Award     
2006    New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship    
2005    Johnson & Johnson Commission, Spring House, PA
1987    School of Visual Arts Merit Scholarship Award
1986    School of Visual Arts Merit Scholarship Award

               

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 2007    Review. “It All Adds Up”, Mary Birmingham, The Jersey Journal, April 13, 2007
               Review. “…A Snapshot in Time”, Janet Purcell, The Times, February 9, 2007, Page G14
2004     Review. “Emerging Artists Get First Look in Summit”, Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, September 19, Page 3, Section 4
               Review. NJCVA Presents First Look 2004 Emerging Artists Series, The Westfield   Leader  and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times, September 9, Page 20  
1997     Review: “A Haven for Creative Talents, Then and Now”, Barry Schwabsky, The New York Times, February 16, Page 12, Section 13   
1997     Review: “Re-Creating a ‘Colony’ in Montclair”, Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, February 16, Page 1, Section 4
1991     Reproduction. “The War Issue”, Edited by Stephen Paul Miller & Bruce Brand, New Observations
1983     Review: “Art Exhibit Expands Avant-Garde Style”, Sybil Brown, The Daily Advance
              Review: “Contemporary Expression in Traditional Forms”, Artspeak, December 12, Vol. V,  No. 6

  

CORPORATE & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Hoffman LaRoche, Nutley, NJ
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Cinevative Productions, Los Angeles, CA
Proskauer Rose LLP, Newark, NJ
S.A.P of America, Atlanta, GA

  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Teaching:

     Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
          Department of Arts and Communications
          Adjunct Professor; 2-Dimensional Design; Color Theory; Drawing Fundamentals, Art & Visual Culture

     NJ Seeds, Outreach Gifted Program, Newark, NJ
     Kent Place School, Summit, NJ
     ArtLink, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
     Connections OutReach Program, VACNJ, Summit, NJ
     Yard School of Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
     Boys & Girls Club of Newark, Newark, NJ                
    Juror, Scholastic Art Awards, New York City & Montclair, NJ

 

Design:    

          Color Consultant: Clients include Designers, Decorators, Contractors     
          Textile Design: Designed and painted patterns on silk for the fashion industry                                 

New Observations Magazine, New York, NY, Art magazine; business director

Contemporary Primitives, Beacon, NY                                                                       
     Coordinator in charge of training staff in techniques for production and prototypes of   jewelry and fashion accessories.  

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