Michael Goldman is an artist/designer living in San Francisco, CA. He holds degrees in fine arts and architecture and has over 25 years work experience combing fine art and design.
His recent works include: a “Red Means Stop” texter’s pleasse stop sign is permanently installed in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Artworks. Urban Pictogram signs have been strategically placed around San Francisco to note it's vast unseen cultural elements and the OMC-3 series chevron sculptures are randomly sprouting up in the city’s ever changing urban landscaping.
The Urban Pictogram Graphic Guide & Signs have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Cumberland, MD, Poughkeepsie, NY, Denver, CO, San Francisco, Santa Clara & Pacifica, CA.
While not pursuing art projects Goldman is a reserve firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department, an avid downhill skier, obsessed dog owner and enthusiastic cook.
Part craftsman, part entertainer and part teacher, my role as an artist is complex. I observe and question the environment around me, natural, built and cultural, then I create art that responds to what I have learned. Perhaps, it may also benefit someone else?
I use industrial materials and graphics as my media as they are approachable. Like mass produced objects, my pieces have clean lines and an economic use of resources.
The work must grab the viewer’s attention, make them smile, and finally change their perspective. These are big expectations to put on artwork but, I must be diligent.