Alyce Gottesman

Alyce Gottesman

Montclair, NJ, United States

About Alyce Gottesman

I grew up beside a lake in a rural part of New Jersey, spending my days outdoors as much as the weather would allow. My consciousness became attuned to the rhythms of the seasons and the energy of nature, both visible and invisible, and the connection between the tangible aspects of nature and the spiritual realm that I experience there. The impact on me of these influences is the basis for my painting.

Making art through the lens of abstraction has led me down countless paths of exploration. My paintings are not planned with preliminary drawings or sketches. Each work of art is a result of a journey taken within each piece. Like embarking on a trip without maps or plans in place, the voyage begins with a blank surface. Working intuitively, I rely on my impulses to guide me. There is a meandering quality to my travels, with unexpected discoveries along the way. At some point in time, clarity of intention and image begin to emerge and the recognition that this investigation is nearing its end.
The joy of new discoveries and surprises during my creative process is central to my motivation to keep painting. I like to experiment with materials and mark-making and often refer to my studio as a laboratory. The synthesis of my creativity, intuition, spiritual curiosity, and life experience into paintings is the embodiment of my life as an artist.


MFA School of Visual Arts, NYC
BFA Carnegie-Mellon University
R & F Encaustic Workshop
Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop




2018 SOFA Art Fair, Chicago
AAF Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
REVEAL International Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, NY
2016 START UP Art Fair, San Francisco, CA


2018 New York Presbyterian Hospital, Commission
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Guest Lectures / Workshops
2017 Kent State University at Stark Gallery, Akron, OH, Lectures
Soho West, Jersey City, NJ, Commission


Solo & Two Person Shows:
2018 Rangadravya, solo show, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2017 Color and Meaning, two-person show, Alyce Gottesman and Mona Brody, Carter Burden Gallery,
New York, NY
Deliberations, solo show, Kent State University at Stark, OH
2016 NRG, NRG Energy Headquarters Gallery, Princeton, NJ
Installation at The Art House, solo show, Jersey City, NJ
Installation at The Oakman, solo show, Jersey City, NJ
Lyrical Spaces, Galerie Cerulean, online
From The Prism Series, solo show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2015 COSMOS:BEAUTY, solo show, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Group Shows:
2019 Double Yellow, Orangeland Gallery, San Francisco, CA
25th Anniversary Exhibition, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2018 Small Works Show: Group Exhibition, Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY
Chain Reaction: Artists Select Artists, The Painting Center, New York, NY
JC in AC, Noyes Museum, Atlantic City, NJ
Past, Present, Future: Visual Arts Faculty at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
Making as Thinking, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2017 Color as Noun, Pronoun and Verb, St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, N
12 x 12, Carter Burden Gallery, NY, NY
Vibrant, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ