Mixed media collage
20" x 16"
Madlyn Goldman has been involved in the art world for many years. With a background in Special Education and a Certificate in Art Therapy she began teaching children and progressed to providing therapeutic art services to adults. However, along with her career, she was always experimenting with different creative processes until she found her niche with collage and
As a preschool teacher she noticed the spontaneity and freedom expressed in the children's paintings. The mix of colors and the sense of movement and energy were so attractive, she began using the paintings as collage elements to design her own cards.
Through the years she has studied art at the 92nd St. Y in NYC, The Art School at Old Church in NJ, Council House, NYC, Woodstock School of Art, Rockland Center for the Arts in Nyack, NY and Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT, Truro Art Center and Provincetown School of Art
as well as studying abroad in Italy and Mexico. She continues taking workshops with artists such as Jane Davies, Melinda Tidwell, Geoffrey Corman, Meredith Rosier and Graceann Warn.
Her work has been shown at the following juried art shows: the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY with an honorable mention in 2015, Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, NV, the Upstream Gallery in Hastings on Hudson, NY, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NV, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT where she received an honorable mention in collage. In 2015 Duo restaurant in Kingston, NV displayed twelve of her collages. Recently, one piece was selected for an extended exhibit at Village Green Realty in Woodstock, NY, and this spring she is participating in "Red Plus One", an exhibit in Soeul, Korea. Her work can also be seen in the online catalog for Textile Study Group of NY. She is currently part of an exhibit at Artists Loft, Stamford CT. This summer she will be included in a community group exhibit in Olive, NY and another group exhibit at Carter Burden Gallery in NYC.
She is a member of Upstream Gallery, a coop gallery in Hastings on Hudson, NY and has participated in group shows at the gallery and currently a semi-solo show. She is part of a nine women group called NextActArt and participated in a group show at Ashawaugh Hall, East Hampton, NY in 2016 and two Exposure shows at the Ceres Gallery, NYC. She is a member of the Woodstock Artists Association (WAAM), the New Rochelle Artists Association and the Textile Study Croup of NY. She maintains studios in Westchester, NY and Woodstock, NY.
Abstract collage and mixed media is the perfect medium for a "collector" like me who values recycling and enjoys rummaging through flea markets and junkyards. Utilizing discarded tea bags, old dress patterns, aged book pages or peeling wood scraps gives me great pleasure. The challenge is to combine these disassociated materials and give them new life together. I like experimenting with different mediums .... mixed media on paper as
well as 3D sculptural wood assemblages.
My creative style is process oriented with shape, line, texture, and pattern providing the foundation, and each action informing and influencing the next one. I work spontaneously and intuitively… adding, subtracting and assessing until the piece comes together. Creating art is like putting a puzzle together, and I continue to explore endless possibilities.