Gail Goldsmith was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her BFA degree from Denver
University in 1955, following, which she traveled extensively in Mexico for a
year. In 1958 she earned an MFA
degree from Cranbrook Academy, after which she spent a year in Rome, before
settling in New York City, where she studied with Peter Agostini.
Her recent solo exhibition took place at the New York Studio
School (2011). Other solo
exhibitions of Gail’s work have been held at Long Island University (2007), the
Elizabeth Foundation (2002), and
on a regular basis on Block Island, where she spends her summers. In 1999, the Grandmother’s Apron sculptures were shown at Sinclair College, in
Gail’s work has been included in group shows at the Vault
Gallery, in Bridgeport, Connecticut (2010); the Sculpture Center (1996), in New
York City; the Anderson Gallery (1996), in Buffalo, New York; the New Bedford
Museum (1997), in New Bedford, Massachusetts; Socrates Sculpture Park
(1998-2002), in Long Island City, New York; the Snug Harbor Cultural Center
(1995), in Staten Island, New York; and at Grounds for Sculpture, in New
Her “twenty-head installation,” created for Socrates
Sculpture Park, is now installed on Block Island.
Gail Goldsmith works exclusively in ceramics.