Lea Goldman

Animal Research
oil on canvas
36 x 48 in.

In ANIMAL RESEARCH I express my aversion to the cruelty and blunt inconsideration that is involved in animal research. Since humans benefit from such research one should assume that animals have similar constitutions, feeling of worry and anxiety, and suffer pain as human do. Why would they be treated inhumanely? I painted “smart” looking scientists, absorbed in their self-importance while a small child looks in wonder at an ape whose only wish is to be nourished and live. I am a full time painter and printmaker. My work is narrative in nature with close attention to abstract elements such as composition, texture and form. My interest in multi-cultural traditions, legends and folklore evolved into a personal mythology, constantly developing, and expressed in an array of art images and materials. I earned an MA in art from Columbia University, New York City, NY, and MFA in Studio Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. My prints and paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country, have received many awards and were featured in numerous solo shows. My work is included in the Permanent Collection of the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana; The Lerner Theater Collection, curated by the Midwest Museum of Art; 6 of my big paintings are featured in the Sightlines project, a collaborative venture between South Bend Museum of Art and Century Center, South Bend Indiana. These days I am preparing for a two-artist exhibit titled Discussion, a biannual event which will take place in 2020 in the South Bend Art Museum’s central gallery.

© Lea Goldman