Gary Goldberg

 

Gary Goldberg studied painting and drawing at The George Washington University with Arthur Hall Smith, William Woodward and Frank Wright. While in school, he participated in The George Washington Summer program in Brittany, France, where he studied en plein aire painting. After 12 hour days of painting outdoors in the rain and sun of Brittany, he returned to Washington where he set up his first studio. He graduated from The George Washington University in 1979 with a BA in Fine Arts.
     After graduation, Mr. Goldberg apprenticed with muralist William Woodward. He has taught painting in Arlington, Va. and served as artist-in-residence for the National Parks Service. In 1984, he formed a decorative and mural painting company. He is a cofounder of 411 Art Associates, a not-for-profit art studio cooperative in Washington, DC. which provides low cost studio space for area artists.
     Mr. Goldberg is a painterly realist who is committed to a kind of painting with an aggressive surface and subject matter that is based upon direct observation . In his last two solo exhibitions he has explored the subject of darkened work place interiors. Partly invented, partly observed, these paintings have a constructed quality with spatial distortions which move them away from pure observation. This tension between observed detail and distorted space results in work that is, uniquely, both visually energetic and quietly attentive. Mr. Goldberg has exhibited his paintings in solo and group shows. He has won numerous awards and prestigious commissions.

Solo Exhibitions

2003 Artist’s Museum, Washington, D.C.
1999 Artist’s Museum, Washington, D.C.
1996 Artist’s Museum, Washington, D.C.
1994 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1989 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C
1987 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1984 Hull Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1981 Georgetown Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004 Parker Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2003 Prince Georges Community College, Md.
2002 Marin-Price Gallery, Chevy Chase, Md.
2001 Artist’s Museum, Washington, D.C.
2000 Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, New York, NY.
1998 Artist’s Museum, Washington, D.C.
1998 Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Artists' Museum, Washington, D.C.
1994 411 Art Associates, Washington, D.C., The Saudi Murals.
1992 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C
1989 Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society, Washington,
56th International Exhibition, Awarded Best in Show

1989 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1986 Georgetown University Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1985 Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C., Juror, Sarah Hollander
1983 Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia,
Juror; Frederick R. Brandt
1983 The Tomlinson Collection, Washington, D.C.
1982 Charles County College, La Plata, Maryland
1982 The National Academy of Design, New York City
Juried Exhibition, Jurors, Nell Blaine, Jane Freilicher, Paul Georges
1982 The Dimock Gallery, George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C.
Jurors; Jane Livingston, David Tannous, Hilda Thorpe
1981 Montgomery County Art Association, Bethesda, Maryland
Juror; Alan Feltus, Best in Show Award
1980 Georgetown Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Group Exhibition
1980 Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia
Group Exhibition
1979 Dimock Gallery, George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C.
David Lloyd Kreeger Awards Show

Selected Bibliography

Easton, Nina, “The Big Picture”, The Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2002.
Welzenbach, Michael,” The Enduring Vitality of the Still life,” The Washington
Post, December 16, 1989.

Thorson, Alice, “ Three at Bader Exude Eclectic Spirit,” The Washington Times,
December 14, 1989.
Kara Parlin, “Bolts of Light”, Design Times Magazine, July 1999.
Dunn, Warren,” Shelter ‘85,” Mortgage Banking Magazine, October, 1985.
Goozh, Judy, The Journal Newspaper, March 18, 1981
Lewis, Jo Ann, “ Fletcher and Goldberg at Hull”, The Washington Post ,
November 23, 1984.
Lewis, Jo Ann, “ The Tomlinson Collection”, The Washington Post , May 5, 1983.
Lewis, Jo Ann, “ The Local Landscape,” The Washington Post, February 3,1983
Thomas, Sarah, The Washington Post, July 3, 1980.

Selected Awards and Commissions

2003 Sixth and I Historic Temple, Dome mural commission, Washington, DC
1997 Saudi Mural Commission, Price Faisal Palace Complex, Riyahd.
1994 Mural Commission, Finance Minister, Riyahd, Saudi Arabia.
1989 Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society, Washington, DC.
56th International Exhibition, Awarded Best in Show.
1985 “Shelter 85”, Mortgage banking Magazine Art Awards.
1981 Montgomery County Art Association, Bethesda, Maryland
Juror; Alan Feltus, Best in Show Award.

1981 Mural Commission, Marriott at Key Bridge, Arlington, Virginia.
1980 Artist in Residence, US Park Service, Art Barn Association.