Ken Goldman’s Biography
Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher and art juror. A recipient of numerous awards, Goldman has exhibited widely in various group shows and solo exhibitions in Holland, Paris, Mexico, New York, Boston and Washington D.C.
Most recently, 2012 – 2016, Ken’s work has been exhibited in China, The Shanghai International Biennial, Two Shenzhen International Biennials, five Universities: Jimei, Quanzhou, Tsingua, Qindao and Shanghai Universities. In Italy: the International Fabriano en Acquarello 2015, 16 and in California: The Oceanside Museum of Art, The Fischer Museum of Art and the Autry Museum.
Goldman’s work is included in the permanent collections of the San Diego Museum of Fine Art, North Carolina’s Hickory Museum of Fine Art, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, the San Diego Watercolor Society and the Zoo Wen Museum in Qindao, China.
Ken is currently serving as Immediate Past President of the National Watercolor Society and is represented by CaliforniaWatercolor.com Gallery.
The author of eight instructional books on Pastel, Acrylics, Charcoal and Artistic Anatomy, Goldman has been featured in magazines, including the Art of Watercolour, Southwest art, International Artist, Watercolor Magic, Splash 12 & 13 and The Artist’s Magazine, among others. He is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, International Society of Acrylic Painters and the Pastel Society of America (1995 – 2006). His education includes the National Academy of Design, Art Student’s League, and the New York Studio School.
Ken teaches Figure painting, Artistic Anatomy, and plein air Landscape at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and in workshops across the country.
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Ken Goldman’s Resume
2006 – Present *California Art Club Gallery – Pasadena Ca
2003- 2006 *Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1996-2003 Pratt Gallery, San Diego, CA
1996-2003 Artists Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1995-1996 Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1992-1994 Riggs Galleries, La Jolla, CA
1991-1993 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna, CA
1980-1982 Adler Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1980-1982 Hatay Gallery, Boston, MA
1979-1983 Hammer Gallery, New York, NY
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS (Selected)
2008- May – June Athenaeum Main Gallery Selected Personal Sketchbooks and Figurres 1976 – ‘08
2005- Nov Aesthetics Design Gallery
2003- Oct Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2001 – Oct Artists Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1999 – Oct Artists Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1997 – Feb Artists Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1994 – JanMiami International Art ’94 Expo
1994 – JanPlaya Blanca, Mexico
1993 – AugRiggs Galleries, La Jolla, CA
1992 – JulRiggs Galleries, La Jolla, CA
1991 – NovEmerald Shapery Center, San Diego, CA
1990 – JunKnowles Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1985 – JunM. O. A., Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1984 – AugKauai Images Gallery, Kauai, HI
1982 – MayA. Huney Gallery, San Diego, CA
1981 – AprA. Huney Gallery, San Diego, CA
1980 – MayAdler Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1980 – FebHatay Gallery, Boston, MA
1979 – NovHammer Gallery, Boston, MA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)
2012- Nov -– Jan Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial, Shanghai, China
2012- Mar -– May Los Angeles Municipal Gallery – 2 Landscapes – Juror: Jean Stern
2012, Jan – Apr California Art Club Gallery – Pasadena Ca
2010- June – July California Art Club 99th Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2010- April – May Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oilsi
2009- April – May California Art Club 98th Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2009- – Oct – Dec San Diego Watercolor Society 29th Annual International Exhibition
2009 – July – Sept UCSD Faculty Club Inviitational Group Exhibition
2009- June – Aug International Society of Acrylic Painters Signature Member on-line Show.
2009- April – May California Art Club 98th Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2008- July – Aug 8th Annual Invitational Drawing Show Earl and Birdy Taylor Gallery
2008- April – May California Art Club 97th Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2008, Apr – May San Diego Art Institute Southern California Regional Juried Exhibit – 1st place
2007, Apr – Present California Art Club Gallery – Pasadena Ca
2007- Oct – Dec San Diego Watercolor Society 27th Annual International Exhibition
2007- April – May National Watercolor Society Member show at the Viva Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
2007- April – May California Art Club 96th Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2007- March –Sept California Art Club Gallery at the Old Mill
2006- June – July Pure Painting Earl and Birdy Taylor Gallery
2006- May – Sept Frederick Weisman Museum of Art “On Location In Malibu” – Cal Art Club
2006- April American Watercolor Society 139thth Annual International Exhibition
2005- Oct – Dec San Diego Watercolor Society 25th Annual International Exhibition
2004- Oct – Jan 5th Annual Invitational Drawing Show Earl and Birdy Taylor Gallery
2004- Oct – Jan National Watercolor Society 84th Annual (traveling exhibition) Muckenthaler Museum
2004- Oct – Jan California Art Club 94th Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2004- Oct – Dec San Diego Watercolor Society 24th Annual International Exhibition
2003- July-Sept International Acrylic painters Exhibition, Cornell Museum, FLA
2002- Nov-2003 Jan San Diego Museum of Art, MASTERING THE MEDIUM, American Watercolors from the Museum’s Collection (1870-1970)
2002 – March Earl and Birdy Taylor Gallery – Goldman Family Exhibition
2001- Oct – Jan 2nd Annual Invitational Drawing Show Earl and Birdy Taylor Gallery
2001 – Oct. Pratt Gallery – San Diego
2000- Oct. Pratt Gallery -San Diego
2000 – June International Juried Exhibition – National Acrylic Painters Association -Louisianna–1stPlace
2000 – March Grosemont college Hyde Gallery – Landscapes
2000 – February Mira Costa college Kruglak Gallery – Figurative works
1999 – May – Aug San Diego Museum of Art: one painting selected by Larry Urudia, Curator
1999 – July San Diego Museum of Art: Artist Guild Juried Exhibition
1997 – Feb San Diego Museum of Art: Juried Exhibition
1995 – Nov Thomas Babeor Gallery – Group Exhibition
1995 – Nov San Diego Museum of Art: All California Juried Exhibition -Award of Merit
1994 – Jan Miami International Art ’94 Expo
1994 – AprSan Diego Art Walk Paladion Exhibit “Mayor’s Choice”
1994 – Apr 10th Anniversary Art Walk Invitational Exhibition
1993 – JulSan Diego Museum of Art : Juried Exhibition
1992 – SepVermont Studio Center, Vermont
1990 – JunMona Bismark Foundation, Paris, France
1989 – JulSan Diego Pastel Society, San Diego, CA
1989 – JunSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
1988 – OctUnited States International University, San Diego, CA
1987 – AnnuallyThe Athenaeum School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition
1987 – AprSt. Marks Lenten Art Show, San Diego, CA
1986 – OctNational Academy of Design, New York, NY
1986 – JunL. C. de’Herbois-Painting Center, Washington, DC
1983 – SepTherapeutic Painting Center, Driebergen, Holland
1980 – SepTherapeutic Painting Center, Driebergen, Holland
1973 – MarCity College, San Diego, CA
1971 – MayMesa College, San Diego, CA
1969 – JanSanta Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
Rady Children’s Hospital – 3 floors of murals and MRI center
Mural for the SanDiego Padres commemorating their opening day at Petco Park
Two Murals: Mercy Hospital Prayer Chapel
Mural:Two walls – Rancho La Puerta Aerobics Gym 18′ x 13′, 13′ x 13′ -Ken and Stephanie Goldman
Mural: Childrens Hospital Chapel, San Diego,Ca Stephanie and Ken Goldman
Rancho La Puerta, Paintings of the Ranch & Mount Kuchima, Tecate, Mexico
The Golden Door, Orieintal Brushwork, La Costa, Ca.
Gene Tronics, Annual Report, San Diego, Ca.
Children’s Books, Young Peoples Press, San Diego, Ca.
PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Hickory North Carolina Museum of Fine Art, JamesGoodeCollection: Self Portraits of American Artists
San Diego Museum of Fine Arts, San Diego, CA
Rancho La Puerta, Mexico
San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego, CA
2012 June Splash 13 Alternative Approaches
2011 June Splash 12 Celebrating Artistic Vision
2007, Aug Land of Sunlight – Contemporary paintings of San Diego County
2001, JanInternational Artist magazine – International Showcase of Prize winners, First place – Acrylics
2000 WinterWatercolor Magic – Gold Medalists of 2000 – p.24 & 29
2000 Dec, Art Trends Gallery Choice Winners –Seascape/Marine Art p 50
1995, Nov The Reader, Review by Jonathon Seville: Artists Who Can Still Draw, November 19, 1995
1995, April Southwest Art Magazine. (Profile) pp. 82-88.
1993, Jun The Artist’s Magazine. (Product Review)
1993, Feb The Artist’s Magazine. (Color spread) pp. 46-51.
1990, Winter The Quest Ken Goldman Veiled Watercolors. (Color spread) pp. 35-41.
1989, Book The California Art Review pp. 504, 518, 519.
1989, Fall Environment West Magazine The Gray Whale. p. 5.
1987, Summer Southwest Art Magazine. Self Portraits of American Artists. Sp. 113.
1984 Zoo Books.Birds of Prey. pp. 1-9.
1983 Environment Southwest Magazine, Ken Goldman: Perceptions of an Artist. pp. 3-5.
1979, Dec Desert Magazine, The Roadrunner. pp. 25-28.
1978, Jan Arizona Highways Magazine, The Wonders of Arizona as Captured in Ken Goldman’s Dioramic Art. pp. 44-47, and Cover Photo.
2002 KNSD-NBC News story
1994 CNN International Interview
1993 “En Vida” Southwest Cable, syndicated series
1989 “Inside San Diego” – ABC
1988 “Meet the Artists, with Tony D’Gesso” – KUSI
1978 “Sun-Up San Diego” – CBS
HONORS & AWARDS
2011 Oct – Dec S Di Watercolor Society 31st Annual International Exhibition Special award
2010 Oct – Dec S Di Watercolor Society 30th Annual International Exhibition Special award
2009 Oct – Dec S Di Watercolor Society 29th Annual International Exhibition Special award
2009 June – Aug First Place International Society of Acrylic Painters Signature Member on-line Show.
2008 Apr – May First Place SDAI Southern California Regional Juried Exhibit
2007 Oct – Dec San Diego Watercolor Society 27th Annual International Exhibition Honorable Mention
2005 Oct 2nd Annual Golden Palette Award (San Diego Art Institute)
2005 Jan Watercolor Magic Magazine Best of Show International SDWS Exhibition
2005 Jan American Artist Magazine Drawing Competition winner in portraiture
2004 Oct – Dec San Diego Watercolor Society 24th Annual International Exhibition Best of show
2003 Dec Artist’s Magazine National Portrait Competition – Finalist out of 13,000 + entries
2000 Sept First Place 5th International Acrylic Painters Exhibition
1999 March First Place, St Marks Juried Art Exhibition, Lentin Aart Show
1998 Oct SecondPlace, International watercolor exhibition – S.D.W.S.
1995 Nov Award of Merit, San Diego Museum of Fine Art, California
1992 Aug Vermont Studio Center, VT – Wolf Kahn Scholarship
1992 June First Place, Drawings, Juried Art Exhibition, Del Mar, California
1992 June First Place, Acrylics, Juried Art Exhibition, Del Mar, California
1992 June First Place, Pastels, Juried Art Exhibition, Del Mar, California
1992 June Special Award, Drawing, Juried Art Exhibition, Del Mar, California
1992 May National Foundation For Advancement In The Arts, Certificate of Excellence in Teaching
1989 July First Place, Juried Exhibition, San Diego Pastel Society
1988 July First Place, Juried Exhibition, San Diego Pastel Society
1988 March First Place, Juried Art Exhibition, St. Marks Lenten Art Show
2006 Understanding Values, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. Goldman, Ken.
2004 Anatomy for the Artist, Barnes and Noble. Goldman, Ken.
1999 Starting Out in Acrylics, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. Goldman, Ken.
1999 Starting Out in Pastels, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. Goldman, Ken.
1995 Charcoal Drawing, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. Goldman, Ken.
1994 Landscapes in Pastel, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. Goldman, Ken.
1992 Portraits in Pastel, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. Goldman, Ken.
LECTURES / DEMONSTRATIONS / TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS (selected)
2012 Kanuga Watercolor Workshops; Keynote presentation
2009 California Art Club – Plain Air Landscape critique
2009 Pastel Society of San Diego critique
2009 Demonstration for San Diego Water Color Society, CA
2008 Kanuga Watercolor Workshops
1999 Demonstration for the San Diego Pastel Society
1997 Demonstration for the Rancho Bernardo Art Club, CA
1997 Demonstration for San Diego Water Color Society, CA
1995-1999 Instructor: Plein air landscape painting: Associates in Art, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Pastel demonstrations for San Diego Pastel Society and Clairemont Art Guild
1993 Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic Workshop – El Cajon Art Association
1992 Demonstration for El Cajon, CA, Art Association
1991 Demonstration for San Diego Watercolor Society and other groups
1990 Demonstration for San Diego Pastel Society and other art groups
1986-present Instructor -anatomy, painting & drawing the human figure, Athenaeum School of the Arts, La Jolla, CA
1986 Watercolor demonstrations for Ramona (CA) Art Guild
1985 San Diego – private tutoring/teaching – painting
1984 Lived, painted and taught in Kauai, Hawaii
1976 Began free-lance art career:
– Murals and publications (Zoo Books for San Diego Zoo)
– Lifelike woodcarvings of birds set in naturalistic dioramas exhibited at Hammer Gallery, NewYork.
– Oriental Brushwork (three years).
1974-76 San Diego Museum of Natural History – Preparator of Exhibits: Murals, graphics, and dioramas
San Diego Zoo: Murals and enclosure design (detailed information available upon request)
PROFESSIONAl AFFILIATIONS (Past & Present)
National Watercolor Society Signature Member NWS
California Arts Club – Artist/painter member
National Association Of Acrylic Painters, N.A.P.A., Signature Member
Pastel Society of America, P.S.A. Signature Member
San Diego Watercolor Society Signature Member SDWS
San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, CA
San Diego Museum of Art Prints & Drawings Club, CA
The Athenaeum Arts & Music Library, La Jolla, CA
1991 New York Studio School, NY – Figure work with Graham Nickson
1987 Vermont Studio School, VT – Landscape painting, Oil and Pastel – Wolf Kahn
1986 National Academy, Art Students League NY – Figure/Portrait Painting
1984-86 Study with Vern Wilson of LA Art Center – Figure Drawing and Painting
1983 Return to Europe for further watercolor study
1980 Study in Europe with Liane Collot de’Herbois – Veiled Watercolor technique
1974 San Diego State University – Fine Art
1973-74 San Diego City College – AA degree in Commercial Art
1968 Santa Monica College – Fine Art
EXHIBITIONS JUROR (Selected)
2007 Poway Center for the Arts Annual S D Portrait Society Exhibition
2007 San Diego Watercolor Society
2007 Del Mar Fair
2006 San Diego Pastel Society
2005 San Diego Watercolor Society
2002 Del Mar Fair
1998 La Jolla Art Association
1997 San Diego Art Institute Exhibition
1997 Escondido Municipal Gallery – Portrait Exhibition
1996 U.S.– Australia Watercolor Exhibition S.D.W.S.
1996 Poway Center for the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition
1995 Escondido Art Association
1994 San Diego Watercolor Society
1992 Fallbrook (CA) Art Association
1990 San Diego Pastel Society Annual Juried Show
1989 San Dieguito (CA) Art Association Juried Show
1989 Clairemont (San Diego) Artists Guild Juried Show