Monica Goldsmith creates paintings of imagined, mostly unfurnished residential interiors and the quiet moments of these spaces. The paintings are a glimpse into the ephemeral nature of these spaces. The work incorporates shifted perspective, the push/pull of background and foreground, as well as architectural and design elements. Goldsmith places emphasis on materials and process in her paintings. She is interested in maintaining the flatness of the work, while incorporating various types of collage and craft elements. Applied arts, the 1970s Pattern and Decoration movement, and hard-edge techniques inform her work.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Monica Goldsmith is a Colorado-based painter. She holds an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a BA from Loyola University in Chicago. Forthcoming exhibitions include a 2023 solo show at The Art Base in Basalt, Colorado. Residencies include Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY; Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabun Gap, GA; Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. She is the recipient of a 2021 Aspen Art Museum Artist Fellowship. Her work is exhibited nationally. Recent group exhibitions include Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO; O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA; Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Patton-Malott Gallery, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO; First Street Gallery, New York; and Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
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