Heather Goldstein is figurative artist. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History and a Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Marketing. She now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina where she works as the Vice President of Artist Resources at Jerry’s Artarama. While continuing to paint, she works to offer more to artists and better the art community as a whole.
A self-proclaimed “people watcher,” Heather is interested in social interactions, or lack thereof, with people outside our own social “bubble.” She questions the validity of the quick judgments that we make of others and stick to wholeheartedly. Although she often refers to her characters as “creepers,” she stands by their sympathetic nature. “I do not paint to make people uncomfortable. I paint to make people think!”
My art helps me question everyday judgments and the social bubbles in which we live. It seems that no matter where I go, I find people who are like me. We have a magnetic attraction and form a group or â€śbubble.â€ť We then tend to see everyone outside that bubble as â€śother.â€ť I am most interested in bringing that â€śotherâ€ť into the viewerâ€™s space through my artwork. However, I acknowledge that those who I consider â€śotherâ€ť would not necessarily be so to someone else. So even as I hope to shed light on the viewersâ€™ judgments, I must reveal my own.