Gary Goldstein. photo: Michael Shvadron
Gary Goldstein. photo: Michael Shvadron

GARY GOLDSTEIN was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (1950) and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is an artist and a lecturer of Visual Arts. He completed his M.F.A. in Visual Arts at “Pratt Institute”, Brooklyn, NY, USA (1977).

Goldstein Immigrated to Israel in 1977 and was a member of Kibbutz Afikim for four years. He established a Fine Arts program in the Jordan Valley regional High school “Beit Yerach”. Between 1981 to 2012 he lived, worked and created in Jerusalem.

From 2012 to the present, he resides and creates art in Tel Aviv. For the last eight years Goldstein teaches Visual Arts at HIT, Holon Institute of Technology.

Gary Goldstein exhibited in solo, co and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Israel and abroad, including: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Passage de Retz, Paris; Artothèque de Caen, Caen, France. The Jewish Museum of San Francisco, USA. Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund; Städtisches Museum, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

Goldstein's works are in public and private collections in Israel and abroad, including The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum, Haifa Museum, Ramat Gan Museum, Israel. The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate Gallery, U.K, Museum of Modern Art; Brooklyn Museum; Spencer Collection; The New York Public Library; The Jewish Museum, NY; Harvard University Collection, Boston. USA.

Gary Goldstein concentrated during the decade of the 1980s on creating around 150 unique Artists’ Books. 14 out of them were published in limited additions of 14 to 1,000 copies. From the 1990s Goldstein draws mostly on pages of secondhand books. He created hundreds of three dimensional objects.

In 2007 he was awarded the prize of Fine Art of the Culture Minister, and in 2015 he received the Arik Einstein prize of Fine Art of the Culture Minister for Life-Time Achievement.

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