heather elyse art
Bio

Heather Goldstein is a young, emerging artist. She recently 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!”

Artist Statement

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 “bubble.” We then tend to see everyone outside that bubble as “other.” I am most interested in bringing that “other” into the viewer’s space through my artwork. However, I acknowledge that those who I consider “other” would not necessarily be so to someone else. So even as I hope to shed light on the viewers’ judgments, I must reveal my own.