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Cheryl Goldsleger


Cheryl Goldsleger received a BFA degree from Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work is presented regularly in exhibitions in the United States, and is included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Brooklyn Museum, The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the High Museum, the Israel Museum, the Herbert Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery among other public collections.

Professor Goldsleger’s work has been discussed in an extensive list of publications, and her awards include two senior National Endowment for the Arts artist’s grants, a Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art fellowship, a residency at the La Napoule Foundation in southern France, a US/France exchange fellowship at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris and a Fifth Floor Foundation Grant. In 2006 Professor Goldsleger received the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award from the University.

Goldsleger’s work is multi-faceted and involves both the ancient technique of encaustic painting and digital imaging in the form of prototyped forms she creates using 3D modeling imaging. She began making her own encaustic in 1984 and this led her to experiment with other materials. The techniques that she employs underscore the significance of drawing in her paintings.

Her recent projects and exhibitions include a large installation commission for the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and solo exhibitions at Kidder Smith Gallery in Boston; Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art in New York; The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC;  and the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her work was recently included in “A Time to Build and A Time to Tear Down” at Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York and is currently traveling in a group exhibition entitled “Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic.”