As an artist, Lori Goldberg has always sought intersections with broader communities, developing collaborative and mutually instructive inquiries about how art can impact positive changes in ourselves and the environment. She has spearheaded these socially engaged projects in Akumal, Mexico, Governors Island, NYC, Vancouver and Squamish, BC, Canada, yet, considering the interconnection of the web of life, Goldberg chooses the genre of landscape painting for her current projects. 

Painted with expressive, active brushwork, pouring, dripping, and layers of translucent glazes are then disrupted with remnants of her would-be trash, her work is emotive and encouraging, observant and detailed, dedicated to the synergy between gesture, surface and message. Her motivation is the alarm she feels over how our throw-away society impacts the environment; this informs the aesthetics and processes of her current artwork. By integrating the remnants of our belongings into pieces that echo traditional landscape techniques, her paintings point out that beauty is ephemeral, but what we discard never really disappears. Goldberg sees our disposable culture as a metaphor for how we often view ourselves and others. 

Lori Goldberg studied at Ontario College of Art and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She is the recipient of many awards, including Canada Council Grants, two Tony Onley Artist’s Project Scholarships and the Vermont Artist Award. Her work is in the Canada Art Bank, Contemporary Art Gallery, the City of Vancouver, Michael Audain private art collection and VGH Foundation. Major exhibitions include South Main Gallery, Vancouver, Justine Barnike Gallery, Ontario, Contemporary Art Gallery, and Vancouver, and the KX Kunst Kampfnagel Gallery Hamburg, Germany.