Jules Gotay was born and raised in New York City.  He began drawing and painting at an early age.  He studied art at Brooklyn College and has exhibited in New York and Florence, Italy.

Gotay lives and works in upstate NY.



Artist Statement

I am interested in the relationship between language and perception, how language can both limit and expand our perception of everything. I create images that exist somewhere between the physical world and the world of ideas. These images are visual equivalents of poetic metaphors.

I begin with a poetic title and try to explain it visually. By recreating it visually, I hope to concretize the idea.

My intention is not only to call attention to the finite nature of language but also to our dependence on it for understanding. Language can also be used to open up infinite possibilities that transcend the logic of its everyday use. It can be used to serve beauty and imagination.

I want to create paintings that live on the outer edges of understanding, and open to endless interpretation.


Selected Exhibitions


2016 The Artbox Project, Spectrum Miami

2015 Orazio Salati Gallery,  Binghamton, NY

2014 Bundy Museum, Binghamton, NY

2014 Imagika, Binghamton, NY

2013 Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton, NY