abigail lee goldberger


Abigail Lee Goldberger is a contemporary artist, born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1973. She currently lives in San Francisco, California and works out of the ICB Studios in Sausalito, CA. She has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions around New England and in the Bay Area. Her most recent showings include The Farmington Museum in New Mexico, Fe Gallery in Sacramento and O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, Ca. She is a member of City Art Gallery in the Mission District of San Francisco and does select monthly showings there. She was also named one of the "top ten emerging contemporary artists from San Francisco to know" by the Culture Trip website.

Abigail is primarily an oil painter but has also studied and continues to practice lithography and intaglio printmaking, animation, metalwork, clay and drawing. She learned stone sculpture at an early age from her mother who was an established stone sculptor. From there she has continued to study art, in a variety of disciplines, mostly self taught but also through classes at Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Abigail is influenced by fairy tales, dreams and stories of all types. Her paintings try to capture the movement of an entire story with all of its evolutions and hidden meanings within a single two dimensional frame.


Abigail Lee Goldberger
Born 1973 Boston, Massachusetts
Lives in San Francisco, California
Works out of ICB Studios in Sausalito, California


Select Monthly Shows City Art Cooperative Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2017-present)

museum shows

Gateway to the Imagination; Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM.(October-December 2017)
Juried by Julie Sasse curator at the Tuscon Museum of Art

solo shows

Other Worlds; Marin Jeweler's Guild Gallery, San Rafael, Ca. (September - October, 2018)

stories and dreams; Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, Ca. (October 9 - November 6, 2015)
Sponsored by Artworks Downtown

Fairy Tales and Enchantment; Athan's Cafe Gallery, Brookline, Ma. (July 3 - August 31 2014)
Sponsored by Unbound Visual Arts

juried shows

Vibrant Vision; SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.(October 2018)
Juried by Matt Mckinley
Awarded Juror's Choice Award

Tell me a Story; O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, Ca.(July 2018)
Juried by Chester Arnold

StoryTelling; 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, Ca.(June - July 2018)
Juried by Kay Bradner

Renee's Must See Picks- 25 Featured Artists Bon Air Plaza, Greenbrae, Ca. (April- June 2018)
Juried by Renee Baldocchi

Bay Area Women Artists; O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, Ca.(August 2017)
Juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray of Seager Grey Gallery

Fables, Fairytales, Folktales, Legends and Myths; Fe Gallery, Sacramento, Ca.(October-December 2016)

SFWA Artist Choice; SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.(October- November 2016)

In Your Dreams; Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, Ca.(Sept-October, 2016)
Juried by Michael Azgour

Bold; O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, Ca.(June 30, 2016-July 21, 2016)
Juried by Robert Green

Contemporary Women 10; Chico Art Center, Chico, Ca.(April 8, 2016-May 6, 2016)

Arts on our Avenues; Brighton Music Hall, Allston, Ma. (March 2015)
Curated by Arch Gallery. Sponsored by Allston Village Main Streets.

MCCA Arts; Boston Convention and Exposition Center (May - August 2014)

Boston Biennial; The Gallery at Spencer Lofts, Chelsea, Ma. (December 2012)

selected group shows

Near Future Ago Group Art Show; Smith Anderson Gallery North, San Anselmo, Ca. and other North Bay locations (Ongoing 2016-)

International Printmaking Exchange- Boston and Montenegro; Harbor Gallery, UMass Boston and in Montenegro, Europe. (January 2013)

Allston Rock City Art Tour; Harvard St. Allston, Ma. (October 2011)

Artist Choice Show; Somerville Museum, Somerville, Ma. (2009 - 2015 April and May)

Allston/Brighton Art Exposition; Honan-Allston BPL, Allston, Ma. (2008 - 2010)

publications and talks

Lecture- How Dreams and Visions Relate to my Artistic Process; O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, Ca. (2016)

Featured Artist- Alebrijes; Online Journal of Creative Arts (Summer 2016)

Featured Artist- Amethyst Arsenic; Online Literary and Art Journal (Winter 2013)


10 Emerging Contemporary Artists From San Francisco to Know; Justine McGrath at The Culture Trip.com (June 8, 2017)

Chico Art Center Show Celebrates Strength of Women; Chico Enterprise Record (Chico, Ca.) (April 9, 2016)

awards and chosen works

Juror's Choice Award for- The Doorway Opened Upon the New World Vibrant Vision Show, SFWA Gallery, Juried by Matt Mckinley (September 2018)

Renee's Must See Picks- 25 Featured Artists Chosen by Renee Baldocchi, founder of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum’s Public Programs Department (April 2018)

Dig Radio's Citywide Blackout; Album art for Best of 2013 compilation album chosen by Boston Weekly Dig Newspaper (December 2013)


Gallery 111, gallery committee ; Sausalito, Ca.
show proposals, curation and hanging of shows, gallery upkeep.

ICB Open Studios; Sausalito, Ca. (2015-present)

Joy Street Open Studios; Somerville, Ma. (2009-2015)

Curator MOS, Gallery 111, The Near Future Ago group shows

Member: ICB Artist Association; Sausalito, ArtWorks Downtown: San Rafael, ArtSpan; San Francisco, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts; Mill Valley


2009 – 2013 UMass Boston
BA in Latin American and Iberian Studies
Minor in Environmental Science.
Recipient of Maria Luisa Osorio Prize
Graduated Summa Cum Laude

2005-2016 Massachusetts College of Art, The Museum School of Fine Arts Boston
Classes in Lithography, Intaglio and Relief Printmaking, Metal Work, Animation, and Figure Drawing.
Studied Lithography under Carolyn Muskat, Master printmaker