Rebekah Goldstein

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Bio: Rebekah Goldstein ( born San Jose, CA ,1982) creates paintings which are built on layering, reworking, and redefining the composition until the piece develops it’s own internal logic. Goldstein has recently had solo exhibitions at Denny Gallery in New York, NY, Rosenbaum Contemporary in Boca Raton, FL and Cult Aimee Friberg in San Francisco, CA. Her work is part of the permanent collection of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, the Fidelity Collection, Google, as well as many notable private collections. Goldstein’s work has been featured in Art Forum, Art Plugged, Square Cylinder, and New American Paintings. She has been awarded residencies at the Sam and Adele Golden Center for the Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Goldstein received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2012 and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2004. Goldstein currently lives and works in San Francisco.

Statement: I create paintings that raise questions for which there are not straightforward answers. “What am I looking at? What angle am I looking at it from? What is its scale? How is it holding itself together?” While these questions may seem formal, they are metaphors for how we look at the world around us, how we feel in our bodies, and how we orient ourselves to a given environment. My process is built on obsessively layering, reworking and redefining the composition. While painting, I am always building on what has come before, even if it ultimately becomes covered up. Visual shifts in perspective are often created by my own shifted perspective when I come back to the studio with fresh eyes and rework the paintings imagery. In this way the painting becomes a compressed image built up over time with its own internal logic.