Preserving the artist's heritage

Alan Goldstein

Interviewed in 2005
Sponsored by James A. Michener Art Museum
Stephen Wisniewski and Sharon Schwartz, Docents
Gilbert Winner, Videographer
Zoriana Siokalo, Advisor

Artist's Statement:
I am inspired by nature and its underlying processes where I find meaning and connectedness to the world through observation and contemplation of the cycles of life: growth and deterioration; fusion and dissolution; nature at its most ungraspable. I embrace the concepts of asymmetry, randomness and chance as aspects of nature's creative procedures.

Throughout my working life, Asian art, culture and philosophy have balanced as well as battled my western perceptions and training. The spirit of Zen (as seen in rock gardens) and the works of Brancusi, Gaudi and Gorky have enlightened and directed my work. My forms are organic and the outcome is abstract.

My work seeks a Daoist harmony of yin and yang -- a balance of forces. Each work must have an inner life and rhythm. The Chinese word "chi" comes to mind. Chi means force or life force. Above all, my art must be alive with some indefinable magic.

Selected Collections:
- James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown PA
- Doylestown Health and Wellness Center, Doylestown PA
- Laurence Miller Gallery, New York NY
- Calkins Media, Uniontown PA

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
- James A. Michener Art Museum, 2005, 2003
- Richard Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia PA 2005
- River Run Gallery, Lambertville NJ, 2005, 2003, 2001
- Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA, 2000, 1986, 1978
- 4 Corners Gallery, Lambertville NJ 1990
- Summit Art Center, Summit NJ, 1982, 1975
- Arch Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1980
- Roland De Aenlle Gallery, New York NY, 1962

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, 2002
- James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown PA, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1992,
- University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, 2000
- Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside PA, 1999
- Krasdale Gallery, New York and White Plains NY, 1999
- Bucks County Community College, Hicks Art Gallery, Newtown PA, 2005, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1987
- 4 Corners Gallery, Lambertville NJ, 1990
- Abington Art Center, Abington PA, 1990
- Parrish Art Museum, East Hampton NY, 19979
- Minneapolis Museum of Art, St. Paul MN, 1975
- Appalachian State University, Boone NC, 1975
- Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia PA 1973
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA, 1972
- Newark Museum of Fine Art, Newark NJ, 1968

- Fulbright Foundation Grant, 1963
- Tiffany Grant, 1971

Teaching Experience:
- Bucks Country Community College: 1970-2003, 3D design principles, sculpture, 2D, printmaking, drawing, spatial systems, and painting
- Pennsylvania Academy: 1971-72, printmaking and drawing

- Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh PA, 1955-57
- Philadelphia College of Art, BFA 1963
- Pratt Institute, New York NY, MFA, 1970

Contact Information:
P. O. Box 47
Point Pleasant PA 18950