Susan Goldstein was born in the middle of the last century in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Boulder, CO to attend college in 1968. After moving to Denver in 1978 she began working for Denver’s weekly newspaper, Westword, eventually becoming the staff photographer. An admitted “late bloomer” at 49, she pivoted from the world of journalism to fine art.
Goldstein has been described by Denver’s art critics as a multifaceted artist who in addition to creating many photographic and photo-based bodies of work, has successfully made sculpture from antique office supplies, addressed a variety of political issues using collage and installation and explored mixing materials to make new imagery. The most recent collage work, Bending Time, unites her love of collecting, photography and collage. The pandemic created a new opportunity to work with existing materials in her studio and led to a new body of lens-based photographs, The Covid-19 Inside Out Series.
The following is taken from curator Simon Zalkind’s essay written for Goldstein’s 2006 Retrospective Exhibit, Coming to America, at the Singer Gallery in Denver, Colorado. “Goldstein is a restless fora