Laurie Goldstein has worked in many different media over the years. These include
weaving, papermaking, printmaking , sculpting and painting . She is currently working in
collage with a particular focus on combining found printed materials with pieces of her
Her love for collage started while she was trying to add texture to her monotypes by
gluing pieces of paper and fabric onto them. It was then a natural segue into making
sheets of handmade paper with collaged elements added to the pulp and on top of the
dried sheet. This evolved again to creating backgrounds on canvas with paint and
papers, and then adding collage over that.
Laurie grew up in a family of artists – photographers, painters, fashion designers,
graphic artists and interior designers to name a few. Being surrounded by people who
created art greatly influenced her. Her aunt’s beautiful constructions, of multi-colored
woven tweeds with jewel tone silk linings really left an impression that can be easily
seen in Laurie’s work. She creates many of her pieces by choosing components based
on colors and textures – at least as a starting point.
Laurie has studied and worked with a variety of different media and taken art classes at
various art institutes and colleges. When she started printmaking, she took many
classes but settled on monotypes as being able to satisfy her desire for creating color
and visual texture. Weekly she rented the presses and studio at a Printmaking Center
near where she lived, and became a member of the board. Eventually she became a
member of their artist’s advisory panel.
She has been juried into numerous shows, had a number of solo shows, and won awards
all the way from honorable mention, to cash prizes, to first place. Her work is in many
diverse collections – from multinational corporations to Museums.
She is a member of the National Association of Women’s Artists and a Signature Member
of The National Collage Society.