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Alyce Gottesman
Montclair, NJ

Artwork Details
Pink Veil
ink and pigment dispersion in polymer on gesso board
22"x 28"

Alyce Gottesman's paintings and drawings have been exhibited extensively in the New York metro area. Gallery shows include The Painting Center, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Domo Gallery, Ben Shahn Galleries, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Montclair Art Museum and Johnson & Johnson Headquarters Gallery, to name a few. Awards include NJ State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Fellowship.

Her work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Brooklyn Art Library, Provident Bank of NJ, SAP of America, Cinevative, Hoffman LaRoche, Johnson & Johnson, The College of NJ and William Paterson University.

She earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, an MFA from School of Visual Arts and has participated in workshops at the Printmaking Workshop, Rutgers University Innovative Print Center (Brodsky Center) and R & F Encaustics. She is an adjunct art professor at Bergen Community College in NJ.

Alyce Gottesman lives and works in Montclair, NJ and Inverness, CA.

Alyce writes: "I grew up beside a lake in a rural part of New Jersey, spending my days outdoors as much as the weather would allow. My consciousness became attuned to the rhythms of the seasons and the energy of nature. This stream became the basis of my painting. Later on, when I lived in northern California as a young adult, it was my first time experiencing the special light that exists there. I now spend months each year there for the light, the beauty and the inspiration of the place. The other important influence on my work has been my lifelong appreciation of music. Working in the abstract, I feel like I am channeling the vigor and cadences of nature and music. Rhythms appear as drips and brushstrokes; colors and patterns are quiet, loud, energized, erratic.

"My work process is both exploratory and considered, utilizing multiple materials on changeable surfaces, always venturing into unknown territory. I work through several paintings at once, improvising with drawing, dripping, brushing paint until I get to a place with each piece that reflects a moment in time, the unexpected, as if captured in action. My approach to painting is both experiential and experimental, my interest is expressing beauty and energy in the work."

Alyce's work can currently be viewed in the permanent collections of Johnson & Johnson, The College of NJ, William Paterson University, and more.