Marsha Goldberg – www.marshagoldberg.com

The calligraphic lines in the paintings are made with an attitude of free association, often in response to music. The marks seem decipherable but are finally elusive, an experience comparable to what one may have when traveling in a foreign country, feeling as if one could read the language but ultimately only understanding it as a picture or decorative line. That the mark is made within the confines of ruled lines increases its resemblance to text and language. The work also makes reference to gestural painting—the gestural mark in these paintings is reiterated, and sometimes canceled, by tracing it or painting the negative space around it. This slow and considered method of presenting the initially spontaneous mark is a meditation on the art-making process.

Marsha Goldberg - After HoursIn the drawings, marks are made on both sides of translucent synthetic paper. Colored pencil is used to measure space and restrain the mark. The lines that are drawn with brush and ink are, in places, presented from the reverse side of the paper or scraped with an xacto knife—further means for reconsidering the intuitive gesture.

BIOGRAPHY

Marsha Goldberg - C Sharp MinorMarsha Goldberg was born in Boston, MA. She attended Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, from which she received a BFA in Painting. The program at BU was a traditional one, with an emphasis on working from the figure, still-life, and landscape. For several years following, Goldberg lived and worked in Boston, exhibiting in galleries and institutions that included the DeCordova Museum and the Boston Public Library. She was a founding member of the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA, one of the country’s largest live/work studio buildings. Following moves to Tucson, AZ, and Rehovot, Israel, she came to NJ and has been living in the New Brunswick area, with her husband and two daughters, since 1997.

Working primarily in oil on canvas, Marsha Goldberg continually uses drawing as a way to develop new imagery. Printmaking techniques, including monotype and woodblock, are also an integral part of her studio work.

Marsha Goldberg - Coda

She has exhibited extensively in New Jersey, most recently as part of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Rutgers’s Douglass Library Galleries. One reviewer referred to the work in this exhibit as “artwork in which the viewer is rewarded by continued looking.”

Marsha Goldberg’s work is in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Boston Public Library, and Wheaton College, Norton, MA, among others.

EDUCATION

MFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
BFA in Painting, Boston University
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Brandeis University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Program in Women & Gender Studies Exhibition Space, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Between the Lines:  New Paintings
2009 Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Marsha Goldberg: Paintings & Drawings
2008 Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ, Paintings & Works on Paper
2004 Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, MFA Thesis Exhibition
1992 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Paintings and Prints
* Rugg Road Gallery, Somerville, MA, Travelers
1990 Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA, Paintings and Drawings
1985 Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, Recent Work
1983 Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, Paintings

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, New Brunswick Salon: 2010
* thINK: Works by Members of The Boston Printmakers, a traveling exhibition
* Douglass Library Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Illusive Balance: Transcendental Pattern and Layered Surface
2009 James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ, Adjunct Faculty Exhibition
* Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ, Undercover: Disguise and Deception in (Some) Contemporary Art
* Studio Theatre Gallery, Middlesex College, Edison, NJ, Dead of Winter
* Studio Theatre Gallery, Middlesex College, Edison, NJ, Artists at Work
2008 Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Then and Now
* Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Painting as Presence
* Field Report: Work by Members of The Boston Printmakers, a traveling exhibition
2007 Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, The Nature of Duality
* Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, 2007 New Jersey Arts Annual
2006 Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Studios @35
* James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ, Adjunct Faculty Exhibition
2005 Ben Shahn Center, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, American Impressions: Contemporary American Printmaking, 2005
2004 Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ, Works on Paper
2003 Wiggin Gallery, Boston, MA, Works by Women from the Collection of the Boston Public Library
* Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, Fall 2003: Faculty and Student Exhibition
2002 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Generations III
2001 Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, Cycles
2000 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, Art at Steepletop
1998 Butler Gallery, Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY, Paths to Abstraction
1997 Daphna Naor Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, Printmaking Invitational
1996 Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Summer Group Show
* Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Collection ’96
1995 Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 13th Biennial Invitational
* Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson, AZ, Southern Arizona Artists
1994 Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Printmaking at Brickbottom 2
1993 Brickbottom Gallery, 26: Somerville Arts Council Grant Recipients
1991 Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Tree as Image
* DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Boston Printmakers 43rd North American Print Exhibition
* Wiggin Gallery, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, Recent Acquisitions
* Brickbottom Gallery, 32: Somerville Arts Council Grant Recipients
1990 LeSaffre Wilstein Gallery, Boston, MA, Interpretations of Landscape
* Roy Gallery, Hanover, MA, Printmaking Invitational
1989 Brickbottom Gallery, Tira Tutti: a collaborative installation
1987 Boston Center for the Arts, Figures in a Landscape, a collaborative installation
* Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, The Subject is Water
1986 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA Works on Paper
1985-8 Artcetera, Boston, a juried art auction to benefit the AIDS Action Committee
1984 Montserrat School of Visual Art, Beverly, MA, A Sense of Place
1983 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Art of the State: 1983
* Boston City Hall, Boston, MA, 60 Boston Artists
1982-7 Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Within, an annual juried group exhibition

COLLECTIONS

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New Brunswick, NJ
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
numerous private collections

AWARDS / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004-10 Boston Printmakers at Emmanuel College, Member
1992 Somerville Arts Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant
1991 Ucross Foundation Residency Program, Ucross, WY, Fellowship
1990 Somerville Arts Council, Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant
1989 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, Residency
1987 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, Residency
1985 Brickbottom Artists Building, Somerville, MA, Founding member
1983 Massachusetts Council for the Arts Fellowship Program, Finalist in Painting

2004-10 Boston Printmakers at Emmanuel College, Member
1992 Somerville Arts Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant
1991 Ucross Foundation Residency Program, Ucross, WY, Fellowship
1990 Somerville Arts Council, Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant
1989 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, Residency
1987 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, Residency
1985 Brickbottom Artists Building, Somerville, MA, Founding member
1983 Massachusetts Council for the Arts Fellowship Program, Finalist in Painting

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Princeton Packet: Time Off, Layers of Meaning, by Ilene Dube, April 30, 2010
Boston Globe, Shades of Bali and Varied Prints at Brickbottom, by Christine Temin, Sept. 16, 1992
Boston Globe, Critic’s Tip, December 13, 1990
Christian Science Monitor, Gestures of Trees, The Paintings of Marsha Goldberg, by Addison Parks, Dec. 16, 1990
Art New England, Printmaking Invitational, Summer, 1990
Boston Globe, Group Shows, July 5, 1990
South End News, The Lay of the Land, by Cate McQuaid, July 5, 1990
Boston Sunday Globe, Printmaking Enters New Period of Creativity, April 8, 1990
Art New England, Tira Tutti, A Collaborative Installation, by Meredith Fife Day, July/August, 1989
Boston Sunday Globe, Art of the State: 1983, by Robert Taylor, July 3, 1983

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006-10 Adjunct professor, Kean University, Union, NJ
2005-10 Adjunct professor, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
2009 Visiting artist, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
2008 Visiting artist, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA
2003-10 Instructor: Workshops at the Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2005-9 Juror and instructor: Arts High School and Teen Arts Festival, Middlesex County NJ
2005 Visiting artist, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
2003-4 Instructor: Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1991 Visiting artist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1990 Guest critic, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

LINKS

http://afonline.artistsspace.org/view_artist.php?aid=8425
http://www.skowheganart.org/?page=art-registry&art_work_selected=2549
http://www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram/portfolio.cfm
http://flatfiles.pierogi2000.com/index.php?ar=612
http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2010/05/01/time_off/entertainment_news/doc4bd891cc98a91412696569.txt

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