Born May 11, 1938, Bronx, New York
I seek the core of things, of the universe, of myself. Art is, "an activity of the mind and spirit as well as (of) the hand." A painting unfolds, evolves before me and I am creator, spectator, instigator, medium (uncomfortably so) all in one.
Alan Goldstein is an abstract painter who works predominantly with paint, ink and mixed media. After initially studying architecture, Goldstein became interested in stage design, and subsequently in sculpture and painting. He has experimented with diverse media, including tar, rope, steel, and fabric. Goldstein describes his work as "relating to the human figure and the human psyche, and the landscape as the larger self." Goldstein is inspired by nature and its underlying processes. His subject is "the nature of nature." His work is represented in over 70 private collections in the United States and abroad, and he has exhibited in many prestigious venues. An educator, Goldstein was the head of drawing and painting at Bucks County Community College, and has often served as guest curator and lecturer at the James A. Michener Art Museum. He has been a Professor Emeritus at Bucks County Community College since 2003. He has exhibited at the James A. Michener Art Museum in 2009 as part of the Shifting Ground: Contemporary Landscape exhibit and in 2012 in the Parting Gifts: Artists Honor Bruce Katsiff, Director/CEO, 1989-2012 exhibit as well as in the exhibition Creative Hand, Discerning Heart: Form, Rythm, Song in 2013.
David Graham, photo of Alan Goldstein