Brooklyn born and educated, Pearl Rosen now known as Pearl Rosen Golden graduated in 1979 with a Masters of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. There she concentrated on realism and became accomplished in numerous media including oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and printmaking techniques. She began exhibiting with her first one woman show in Soho 1982. She has had two favorable reviews of solo shows in ARTnews in 1985 and 1990. Ms. Rosen Golden’s focus is the landscape. Her artwork is often inspired by the effects of light and atmosphere with subject matter drawn from her travels in various locations in the US and as well as time spent in Scotland. Her most recent influences have been Long Island beaches and the Pacific Northwest Seattle area. Her works have been described as evocative landscapes fused with a sense of life, which, at times approach the spiritual and surreal. In ARTnews in 1990, Nancy Grimes wrote “ Her landscapes become intimate theaters in which the spectator succumbs to a mood of quiet reverence in the presence of something larger than himself.” Ms. Rosen Golden’s has been part of several print portfolio editions. She has been included in “The Woman's Portfolio of Faculty and Alumni of Brooklyn College” and “Brooklyn Arts Council Print Portfolio 2000”. She also is in the Goloborotko's Studio 20th Anniversary Edition, which is now in the collection of The Pinacoteca - Museo de São Paulo de Arte Contemporânea, in Sao Paolo, Brazil and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute, Utica, New York. Ms. Rosen Golden’s continues to exhibit her work. Ms. Rosen Golden’s work has received several awards for her artwork, and is in numerous corporate and private collections.
Ms. Rosen Golden’s teaches a course in painting called “Landscape Mindscape”.
Ms. Rosen is married to artist and musician Robert Golden. They currently reside in Long Beach, New York and Seattle, Washington.
Much of my imagery searches for the quiet places. I paint the particulars of a moment, an overview of a peaceful landscape, or a memory rediscovered. I always aim for "a box of air”, to quote my dear Professor Lennart Anderson. So that my paintings become a space of atmosphere and light. It is my hope that my paintings serve as a retreat for the viewer to indulge in. Despite the happenings in the world we live in that there is still peace and beauty in paint that warms the soul. That it is possible for art to be a place that centers us. I will paint my paintings and put that positive energy out there."
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