" Alyce Gottesman’s rapturously restive paintings reflect a confluence of art, music and nature — rhythm and randomness glinting off skeins of pigment like flashes of

beauty caught in the corner of the eye. Her multifarious approach burns through dozens of ideas as she moves from one painting to the next, working and reworking

the surface until she arrives at a there-ness — that off-kilter, unexpected, revelatory moment when sunlight bursts through forest leaves, or a chord breaks from minor to

major. Gottesman moves like a master improviser, her well-ordered tools readily at hand, her actions at once considered and impulsive.

She peers deeply into the unspooling image, absorbing herself in its emergent cosmos until something clicks. Then she seizes her materials — oil or acrylic, colored

pencils or inks, Wite-Out or carbon paper, whatever fits the moment — and embarks upon a yin-yang of creation and destruction, ceasing only when the seemingly

arbitrary strokes, pours, drips and scrawls cohere into an inevitable whole."  -Thomas Micchelli


Alyce Gottesman's paintings and drawings have been exhibited extensively in the New York

metro area and nationally. Gallery shows include The Painting Center, Carter Burden Gallery,  

Kent State University, Veronique Wantz Gallery, 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. 

Awards include a 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.

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

 
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