Marvin Goldstein was born and raised in NYC, the son of a luncheonette owner who studied and graduated from The Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and Brooklyn College. A Ford Foundation Grant and a Fulbright Grant in the 60’s, facilitated his early work in Berlin, Europe and New York. At this time, he explored sculpture, painted three dimensional forms and developed large free form collage/constructions.
Marvin was a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching etching, silk screening and 3D design. Computers excited him as a teacher and became a revelation for him as an artist. Marvin received a competitive grant from the New Jersey Board of Higher Education and was able to introduce computers into the visual arts programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Continuing to create art throughout life he is now working to embody a new chapter of discovery. Marvin is producing intensely focused, personal, abstract expressions, the newest work influenced and shaped partially by climate change.
MFA - Pratt Institute, New York
B.S. - Brooklyn College, New York
Scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
Graduate of the Cooper Union Art School, New York
New Jersey State Grant - Introduce computers into the art curriculum
at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Ford Foundation Grant - International Art Center, West Berlin, Germany
Fulbright Grant - Munich Germany
Collages - group exhibition, One Art Space, New York
Collages - one person show, Summit, New Jersey
Collages - Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey
The collection of The Gallery of the Twentieth Century - Berlin, Germany
Stadien und Impulse, Ford Foundation - Berlin, Germany
Deutscher Kunstlerbund / Auslandishe Gaste - Berlin, Germany
Young American Artist - Munich and Nurnberg, Germany
Fulbright Artists - Ten cities in Germany
Newark Museum - New Jersey Artist Group Show
Brooklyn Museum - National Graphics Exhibition