curtis goldstein

Goldstein’s works explores living human experience from multiple angles—as biological creature, as builder and inventor, as history and memory maker, as collaborator and cohabiter. Since 2015, Goldstein has collaborated with Matt Lynch, combining their shared interests in the manufactured environment and common building materials, to create laser-cut Formica laminate mosaics, that survey contemporary manufacturing and its workforce while critically responding to historic representations of labor (Work/Surface, 2015-18), and interrogating iconography and their mythologies (Genius of Alcohol, 2018). Goldstein also creates collages (feat. New American Paintings, Midwest #113, 2014) and installations (BGSU, Convergence/Divergence, 2015) from post-consumer waste, and paints history murals for communities, mostly in the Midwestern United States. He has received grants from The Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, And honors from the Ohio House of Representatives. His work is in permanent collections, such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, The Cincinnati Museum Center, the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio State University Medical Center, the Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Public Libraries, the City of Youngstown, Ohio, and the City of Glendale, Arizona.