Joan Gold

"The focus of my work is luminous color. There is no hidden meaning, nothing to understand other than what the eye perceives."

Painter Joan Gold creates pieces that portray harmony, beauty, balance, and serenity. Using the interplay between light and color, Gold describes mood and feeling, and surrounds the viewer with the joy that she finds in her life and work.

A giclee by Gold is an original digital fine art print. Each piece requires a lengthy, meticulous operation starting with paintings made in her studio using traditional materials. Her abstract and minimal mixed media paintings are scanned, taken apart and reworked as digital files, then printed using archival pigment inks on a fine acid-free paper.

Brooklyn-born abstract painter Joan Gold received her art education at The Cooper Union and The Brooklyn Museum in New York City, and at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Caracas. In 1955 she was awarded a U.S. State Department fellowship to paint and study in Venezuela. She remained there for twenty-four years and retired as associate professor of The Metropolitana University of Venezuela.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Residency, Yaddo Corporation, Saratoga, Springs, New York, 1992
Solo Exhibition: Sanctuary, California State University Gallery, Eureka, California, 2008
U.S. Department of State: Foreign Study Fellowship, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, 1955
Museum Collection, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, California, 1996
Bill and Melinda Gates Collection, Gates Residence, Seattle, Washington, 2002