Cheryl GoldsleggerEmeritus College of the Arts, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
Cheryl Goldsleger exhibits her work nationally and internationally with her most recent exhibition Vast Scale-Intimate Space included in the European Cultural Centre’s 2019 Venice Art Biennale exhibition during the 58th Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Goldsleger’s work is represented in important museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the High Museum; Albright-Knox Gallery; The Fogg Museum at Harvard University; The Israel Museum; The New Orleans Museum; the Brooklyn Museum, The North Carolina Museum of Art; The Greenville County Museum; Yale University Art Gallery; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University; and the Tel Aviv Museum among many other important public and private collections.
“My interests lie in the relationship individuals and societies have with place, location, and boundaries. I address these ideas using abstract visual language that pursues a sense of tension and seeks to suggest a human presence. The differences and nuances of how space is perceived versus how it is understood conceptually are two of the underlying ideas in my paintings.”
Goldsleger has received two senior Artists Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and other regional and state artist’s grants. Her work has been discussed in an extensive list of publications including Art in America, Artforum, The Hudson Review, The New York Observer, Burnaway, and ArtNet Magazine. Her international residencies at the La Napoule Foundation and a US/France Exchange Fellowship in Paris have provided invaluable resources for her work. Crossroads, Goldsleger’s public art project in Atlanta is a permanent mosaic tile floor installation in Terminal A of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.Cheryl Goldsleger joined the GSU Art and Design faculty in the fall semester of 2001 and served as Director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design from 2006 until June of 2012. She received her BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and her MFA from Washington University with additional study at Tyler School of Art's Rome Program. Additionally, Goldsleger held the endowed chair position as the Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University.