Bonnie Goldberg

Abstract Figurative Artist

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"My figure work is the embodiment of who I am as an artist. I connect to the lines and shapes of the pose, the gesture of the model, and find the essence of the person who is posing. As I work and find the gesture, I try to keep the details to a minimum. I believe it is important to engage the viewer in a work of art and I see it as collaboration between the model, the artist, and the viewer. We, as artists and as lovers of art, understand that art is what teaches us what is important in life and defines those moments that we all have when beauty becomes reality."

Bonnie is the recipient of a 2016 arts award and honor from the Palmetto Center for Women for outstanding work in her field and her many contributions to the community. She is a self taught artist who has studied with many notable painters including Alex Powers, Katherine Chang Liu, Glenn Bradshaw, Ernest Velardi, Don Andrews, Sigmund Abeles, and Carole Barnes. Her work is in private collections in the United States, Canada, and France. Selected exhibitions of the artist's work include the solo show at Newberry College, Wessels Gallery, fall 2017, Georgia O'Keeffe tribute exhibit at Columbia College Goodall Gallery, 2015; a two woman show at the Frame of Mind gallery, 2016; a solo exhibit at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 2013; "women creating women"-art created by 2 women about women, vista gallery 80808, 2012; an exhibit of her paintings at the Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, 2012; a solo show of her work at the MYST gallery in Spartanburg, 2010; and a solo show at the Frame of Mind Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina, 2010; the S.C. Arts Foundation Verner Award art show and sale at the Columbia Museum of Art and gallery 701 Whaley, 2010, 2011,2012,2014,2015; annual about face members' exhibits at the Columbia Museum of Art; the 2008 "body show" in the vista, Columbia, South Carolina; "faces and figures" at City Art Gallery, 2006, Columbia; Mais Oui Gallery, Columbia; the 2002 juried exhibit for the International Society of Experimental Artists; the 2003 and the 1998 statewide traveling shows for the South Carolina Watermedia Society; juried exhibits for Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, South Carolina; "art in the home" and "color the arts" sponsored by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties; and at McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina. Her work can be seen at her studio in Columbia, S.C. at the Arcade Building, 1332 main street , suite 221, and on her website Studio hours by appt. (803)788-6616