Ariel Gold’s work revolves around color and how we associate, interact and interpret it. Her art is about relationships between people and their environment, whether it is a physical place or a feeling created by an experience in that space. Color together with the movement and texture from her brushstrokes creates a story or emotional response. Her work can trigger a strong personal connection to a sensation of a place, a mood or a memory. She believes that colors have a language of their own. Depending on how certain pigments are layered and how they interact they can set the mood, giving it a rhythm and setting the tone for the space.
Raised in Metro Detroit by an editorial cartoonist and a writer, Ariel Gold was exposed to many mediums and captivated by colors and textures from an early age. After attending Cranbrook Kingswood Schools, where the artists in residence introduced her to as many materials as she could get her hands on, she used college as an opportunity to explore the country and focus on her studies in psychology, interior design and fine art. In 2009 she moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in the arts. She lives there with her husband and two daughters and is an artist in residence on Market Street through ArtSpan San Francisco.