BETTY GOLD | A Living National Treasure / by Tasha Ostrander

Betty Gold in the Factory, Los Angeles circa 1979

Betty Gold in the Factory, Los Angeles circa 1979

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braveART is honored to represent internationally renowned sculptor and painter, BETTY GOLD.

Gold can easily be considered a living national treasure in the arts. For decades she has broken new ground for the Modernist and MADI vision. At 82 years of age, she is still working with a veracity and energy few possess. braveART is honored to collaborate with such a distinguished tour de force of the art world.      

A full length feature film, A Year with Betty Gold, directed and produced by Professor J. McMerty of Elon University, is set to debut in Summer 2017.

Betty Gold, who opened her Santa Fe studio in 2010, is an established, internationally known professional artist who has shown in over one hundred thirty solo and group exhibitions in her career and who currently has work in more than seventy-five permanent collections around the world. bettygold.com

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea; 1987 Kaikoo IX and XVII. 8.5' x 14' x 10' and 14' x 7.75' x 8.5'.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea; 1987
Kaikoo IX and XVII. 8.5' x 14' x 10' and 14' x 7.75' x 8.5'.

Fordham University, Bronx, New York; 1983. M.H. XV. 15' x 8' x 6'.

Fordham University, Bronx, New York; 1983. M.H. XV. 15' x 8' x 6'.

Gold turned the male-dominated sculpture world “on its head” by winning countless public arts commissions beginning in the early 1970’s. She became associated with MADI, an international abstract art movement, which she claims opened many doors for her. In 2005, Gold was honored with a major retrospective exhibition at the Casal Solleric Museum, a historic castle in Palma, Spain on the island of Mallorca. Exhibitions featuring the work of Columbian artist Fernando Botero and Mexican painter Frida Kahlo graced the same castle following Gold’s retrospective exhibition...

...Gold’s sculptures are placed both outdoors in year-round environments as well as interior environments.  Whether large scale or on a smaller scale, her sculptures have a timeless sensibility and a resounding impact.  Gold loves to create site-specific commissions for each client’s individual needs.  These commissioned sculptures range from four to twenty eight feet in height and are painted in various colors or sometimes remain unpainted for a more organic expression."SHINE" Artist Spotlight - Betty Gold

Betty Gold in Seoul South Korea circa 1985.

Betty Gold in Seoul South Korea circa 1985.

In Europe, where Gold's work probably is better known than at home, she is associated with a long-standing movement, named MADI, of artists who deal in bright geometric forms. In the last decade Gold has taken part in major MADI exhibitions in Madrid's Reina Sofía national art museum and in Bratislava, Slovakia, where one of her 10-foot sculptures stands in the garden of the presidential palace. By Ariel Swartley, Special to The Times

Gold’s sculptures continue to break the physical boundaries of geometry, as well as encompass a minimalist sensibility akin to Ellsworth Kelly and the playfulness of Joan Miro. Yet, she emerged a bona fide pioneer as a sculptor of Cor-Ten steel and, in a male-dominated field, produced a gutsy body of work that spans nearly four decades.- Steven Biller Betty Gold: The Mallorca Series