Liquid Rhythms - Sculptural Drawings and Paintings in Resin

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I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Palm Springs, California with my Grandparents. I practically lived in the swimming pool at home and sported a permanent green tint to my hair from the chlorinated water. I spent probably too many hours spacing out over the weird patterns the sun created in the swimming pool. Little did I know that those undulating patterns would some day become such an important aspect of my life as a visual artist.  

I am an experimenter at heart. What you will find here on my website is a collection of variations on the theme of water in movement through my drawings, paintings and sculptures.

 

I've worked primarily with resins and water concepts in one form or another for the last 15 years but my love for combining non-traditional, industrial materials with traditional art mediums started way back in college. Exploring these outsider materials constantly takes my art into new directions because experimentation always brings with it ideas from observations of what I call "happy accidental discoveries". For me, it's the thrill of the chase of ideas, allowing myself to go down the rabbit hole and arriving finally to a fully formed concept where often I have ended up inventing processes and forms no one else does. The resulting work can be deceptively simple but is often very intricate and involved. I like the contrast in my work between the quiet, the bold and the ethereal. It is this realm of the ethereal that I try to dive into deeper and deeper.

I graduated with Honors in Art from the University of Redlands innovative Johnston Center where I studied with noted Los Angeles based figurative painter John Nava. Nava instilled in me a love for experimentation with a good solid art foundation. I earned my MFA at MICA Mount Royal Graduate School of Art in Baltimore where I studied with Castelli Gallery artist Sal Scarpitta best known for his sculptural studies in motion. Scarpitta helped me to learn to trust my instincts. 

 
After school, I moved to NY to pursue my art career and eventually raise a family in the Hudson Valley. After many years in NY, my husband Stephen and I moved to Milford Connecticut in 2020 for new adventures. There we built a new studio for me along the Long Island Sound which serves as constant inspiration for my creative process. 

 

My Art History
Part of my work ethos was learning the whole art business from the top down and bottom up. This lead me to curating shows and positions as director of the Beacon Artist Union and Skylight Gallery NYC in Chelsea and the co-creator of NY Meets Berlin which created a decade of reciprocal artist dialogs. I also created the “Freedom & Art” Project which brought together over 70 Mirca Group artists from 27 different countries together in a fundraiser book for Amnesty International with traveling exhibitions in NYC, Beacon, Newburgh, Sweden, South Africa and Germany. My curation in Berlin, Germany in June of 2018 garnered positive reviews by Barbara Hopp of Feuilletonscouts and pick of the week in Art Life Berlin.  

 

I exhibit my own artworks nationally and internationally in galleries, universities, museums and public spaces.

A few examples include the American Embassy Turkey, University Art Museum's permanent collection at SW Minnesota State, The Dorsky Museum SUNY, The Tabernacle MoMA Wales, The New Museum Ideas City Festival Arts Brookfield, The Children’s Hospitals Cincinnati and Boston, the Solarium on RCCL's Ship “Harmony of the Seas”, the Lobby of the Marriott Waikiki, The Whitney Los Gatos and Tria Gallery NYC. 

See my Exhibitions page for a comprehensive list of exhibitions.

I was also a featured artist in theTy Marshall film, "NEW SCHOOL: A Hudson Valley Artists Profile" 13 of the Most Prominent Hudson Valley Artists.

Awards include

2014 recipient Connecticut Sea Grant a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the nation’s primary ocean agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for my Sea Foam Sculptural Drawings.

2019 ADC Summit Artist of the Year

2022 Connecticut Women's Art Association's "Alternative Art Process " awardee.

 

My artwork can be found at

Chase Edwards Fine Art Bridgehampton, NY, and

Palm Beach, FL,

Amy Simon Fine Art Westport, CT

Denise Bibro Fine Art NYC,

BeaconArt Shortwave Gallery-Stone Harbor NJ,

Alida Anderson Projects Washington, D.C.,

Brenda Taylor Projects Boston on Dibs 

Gallery13 Minneapolis on Artsy

BLINK, Cincinnati

Wescover online

 

Artist Bio

In 2015 and 2016 the demand for my artwork grew to the point that I had to simplify my life. I loved being director and curator of Skylight Gallery NYC and curator at The Beacon Room at BAU Gallery. I also loved being a prolific artist, a wife and mother of two wonderful daughters. I just had too many plates spinning and something had to give. I made the tough decision to leave my gallery and take a years sabbatical from BAU. The reality is I have always been an artist first and being successful enough to be able to follow my heart and concentrate exclusively on creating art is

MY DREAM COME TRUE. 

My artwork has been included in over 300 exhibitions in national and international exhibitions in museums, universities and galleries.

My artworks are available at

Chase Edwards Fine Art Bridge Hampton NY

Denise Bibro Fine Art NYC

Brenda Taylor Projects Boston MA 

BeaconArt Shortwave Gallery Stone Harbor NJ

Alida Anderson Projects Washington DC

McGuire Fine Art Fredrick MD

BAU Gallery Beacon NY

Kunstleben Berlin Galleri Berlin Germany


I work closely with many interior designers and art placement firms; creating large and small scale commissions for corporate offices, restaurants, hotel lobbies, hospitals and family homes of all sizes.  

Carla graduated with honors from the University of Redlands, California, where she studied with esteemed Los Angeles based figurative painter John Nava and noted Leo Castelli artist Sal Scarpitta. At MICA's Mount Royal Graduate School of Art, she received her MFA degree. She now resides in the tiny hamlet of Nelsonville in the Hudson Valley, NY.

Carla Goldberg is the winner of the 2014 Connecticut Sea Grant made possible by UConn Avery Point and The US Gov. organization NOAA (National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration) for her “Seafoam” Sculptural Drawings.