Cheryl Goldsleger - Osculate, 2016 (detail)

Cheryl Goldsleger

September 17, 2013

An American artist and educator, Cheryl Goldsleger is known for layered, architectural spaces to explore time, perception, and the process of comprehension. In her process, she employs isometric drawing, painting, and encaustic.

Born in 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Goldsleger has been living and working in Athens, Georgia since 1977. She began her formal education in art in 1969 at the Philadelphia College of Art, Pennsylvania, where she received a full scholarship. In 1971, she attended Temple University's Tyler School of Art in Rome. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1973 and the degree of Master of Fine Art from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1975. She taught at Western Carolina University, Georgia Piedmont College and Georgia State University. At Piedmont College she serves as the chair of the art department and, in 2015, she was appointed the Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Through her work, Goldsleger explores the relationship individuals and societies have with place, location and boundaries, noting the differences and nuances in how space is perceived versus how it is understood conceptually. Her abstract visual language pursues a sense of tension and seeks to suggest a human presence.

Featured image: Cheryl Goldsleger - Osculate, 2016 (detail). Mixed media on linen. 48 × 58 in. 121.9 × 147.3 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Waterhouse & Dodd