In recent years it has been the landscape of the Northern plains that has laid claim to my creative imagination.
The external world has had its strong influence on my painting; its images have been deeply etched in my memory, inspiring and influencing the development of forms in my work
Particularly influential have been those forms in Nature that the Mississipi River, Minnesota's Prairie and her North Shore lakes and wilderness have etched in my memory.
I see these forms in Nature as a gift, now an extension of self, then self itself. I use these forms according to my proclivity.
The act of creating the works represents a gradual unfolding of my inner consciousness. Image and concurrent elements of form, color, structure and rhythm, are developed in parallel, in an unfolding stream of consciousness. In this sense, each work is self-revelatory.
The pieces from the Horizon Series (1999) are a recent summation and distillation of my visual and emotional memory. A few of these pieces are represented here.
Before moving to Minnesota in 1970, Goodstein-Shapiro was a native of New York City, where she studied at Cooper Union Institute before joining the studio school of Hans Hofmann.
Since then, she has had numerous exhibitions, oneman and group, at various galleries throughout the world: Roko and Aspect Galleries in NYC, Cooper Union Institute in NYC, the LA County Art Museum, Mollie Barnes Gallery in LA, Juana Mordo Gallery in Madrid, Bonython Gallery in Australia, Kraushaar Gallery in NYC, Johnson Post Heritage Gallery in Grand Marais Minnesota, and Peter M David, M.C. and Groveland Galleries in Minneapolis.
Her work has found its way into numerous collections: Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, the collection of Mr and Mrs Robert Bly, the Weissman Museum(formerly the University of Minnesota Museum), the 3MCo. Collection, the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Coen, Fairview Southdale Hospital, City of Fridley, the collections of Mrs. Coretta King, Peter Dean and Merton Simpson.
Her teaching of art has included the following schools: St. Catherine's College,St.Paul Mn, Lakewood College, White Bear Lake Mn, the Henry St. Settlement House NYC, the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts Minneapolis Mn.