Leslie Goldman

MFA ’21 Fine Arts Low-Residency

My work is a celebration of decay and renewal. It is an acknowledgement of the joy and grief that come with inhabiting a physical body in constant flux. Engaging physically and mindfully in repetitive and habitual activities allows me to connect with my materials and environment. Walking is at the heart of my practice and my being. Through walking, I deepen my relationship with my body and the world around me. I walk through and around my neighborhoods, observing the change and beauty around me and within me. This exchange between my body, its processes and the places I inhabit forms the basis of my work. I translate this exchange through a process that alternates between intuitive and repetitive into drawings and three-dimensional forms. The viewer is invited to contemplate their own connections to their bodies, the world around them and their own mortality.

Leslie Goldman is a multi-media artist based in Boston, MA interested in investigating the cycle of decay and renewal through organic forms. After receiving her MA in Art History from Boston University and teaching high school art for over twenty years, she received her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is currently a candidate for an MFA degree from Massachusetts College of Art.