About the artist Andrea Goldsmith
"Surprising juxtaposition of forms, and richness of paint."
--Jon Imber, artist; Juror, Concord Art Association Concord, MA
"An outstanding expressionistic architectural memory."— Meredith Hyatt Moses, Co-Director Clark Gallery Lincoln, MA; Juror, Concord Art Association Concord, MA
"Lovely, close color values and beautiful surface texture. A timeless feeling of stone and earth. One returns to this painting to try to solve the mystery of its being."— Loring W. Coleman, George Nick; Jurors, Distinguished Artists Exhibition,Concord, MA
Andrea Goldsmith Biography
Andrea Goldsmith lives and paints in Florida after spending many years dividing her time between New Hampshire and her native New York City. It was in New England that she began painting after the birth of her son in 1986. She began her studies at the Manchester Institute for the Arts in New Hampshire and through workshops in Nantucket. Goldsmith studied with the artist Wolf Kahn through Art New England in Vermont, and continued her art education at the Museum School in Boston.
Andrea Goldsmith lived in Miami from January 2013 until moving to Delray Beach in 2019. Goldsmith had a six-week solo exhibition at the Dave and Mary Alper JCC Futernick Family Gallery in Miami from November 2017 through January 2018, where she exhibited over thirty of her abstract paintings. Shortly after that she participated in an exhibit at One Art Space in Tribeca in New York City, this time showing her paintings of ballroom dancers. In 2017 Goldsmith had a large solo show at Goldcoast Ballroom in Coconut Creek in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Goldsmith has participated in numerous art fairs including Satellite Miami during Art Basel Week, and Clio Art Fair in Chelsea during New York City Armory Week. Her painting Renovation was juried into the 2015 Tri-County Biennial at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale by gallerist Mindy Solomon, and she was a juried associate artist at the Bakehouse in Miami.
Andrea exhibited her artwork extensively throughout New England during her many years living there and she was active on the board of the New Hampshire Art Association. Andrea Goldsmith received many awards for her paintings and is proud of being awarded 1st prize at the Concord Art Association in Massachusetts by the juror, the late artist Jon Imber. She was a member of the Nantucket Artist Association and had two solo exhibitions at the Little Gallery.
Goldsmith moved to Brooklyn full-time in 2007 where she had several different studio spaces and participated in open artist studios including Gowanus Open Studios, Madarts in Park Slope South, NARS in Sunset Park, and DUMBO Arts Festival. Goldsmith showed her paintings in the Contemporary Art Fair at the Javits Center in New York City in 2011, and at Giacobetti Paul Gallery in DUMBO in Brooklyn. A highlight of that time was having a one-person show at Bliss Bistro in Queens arranged by longtime friend and curator Susan Alyson Stein.
Andrea Goldsmith continues to explore the long-running abstract theme that is based on her travels in Italy and Spain. She continues her interest in the figure through portraits and commissions and paintings of dancers. Goldsmith's ballroom dance paintings are based on her own experiences as a competitor and a spectator. Goldsmith is happy to be settled in her art studio in Delray Beach.
RECENT EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS
2020 RGB Online Exhibition curated by Joanne Mattera
2018 Outside In, One Art Space, Tribeca, New York City, NY
November 2017 – January 2018 Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, Futernick Family Art Gallery, Kendall, FL
2016 Satellite Art Fair, Art Basel Miami
2016 Barcelona International Art Fair, Spain Digital Exhibition
2016 Bakehouse Arts Complex Small Works Show
2016 Clio Art Fair, Armory Week, Chelsea New York City, NY
2015 Fridge Art Fair Art Basel Week, Miami, Florida
Andrea Goldsmith Artist Statement
For a long time I have used the imagery of Venice and the Italian landscape in my paintings. The layered work is abstract yet retains the essence of the images which inspired them. Architectural elements such as grids, gates, hearts, and passages symbolize the passing of time, changes in communication, barriers to communication, lost love. These fragments of buildings can also be seen to represent home or a longing for stability, a struggle against the transient nature of life and relationships. I love color and texture and I am always exploring how color and line come together to form the structure of a painting.