Lynne Golob Gelfman

Lynne Golob Gelfman: Lynne Golob Gelfman grew up in New York. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, (BA, 1966) and the School of the Arts, Columbia University, (MFA, 1968). She taught art at the Dalton School from 1968 until 1972, the year that she and her husband started a flower farm outside Bogotá, and moved to Miami, an import gateway for the flowers. For Gelfman, who had loved Bogotá as an American Field Service student in 1961, the culture and landscape of Colombia as well as the diverse, subtropical world of Miami are important influences, along with her strong ties to New York.

Gelfman has had more than 40 solo shows. Her first solo show was a prize awarded by Miami’s Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in 1974, then under the leadership of Arnold Lehman. Since then, Gelfman has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. Recent solo exhibitions include trued surface (2014), Dimensions Variable, Miami; scapes (2012), The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University (FIU), Miami; sand (2012), Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami; between (2009), Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami; cloud/water/sand (2010), Luminaire X, Miami; react (2006), across (2003), Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami; resist/react (2006), Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York; 18 paintings (2003), Suite 106, New York.

Her work is in many public and private collections as well as in the permanent collections of museums, including the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Norton Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Gelfman has taught art at FIU, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center and MOCA North Miami. For the last 15 years, she has developed art projects with inner-city children at the Barnyard, Coconut Grove.