Chet Gold is a multi-disciplinary artist, born and raised in the Bronx. His primary artistic focus has centered on painting and the art of rapping since the age of eleven. After studying at "Fame" (LaGuardia High School of Art and Performing Arts), where he majored in Art, he went on to attend Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, receiving his BFA in Fine Arts with a focus on Illustration.
His current employment as a Security Supervisor at the Museum of Modern Art is framed as a “residency” which allows him to use art, and in particular his art, as a way to love and support himself. While at the MoMA, Chet has participated in the Jerome Bell Dance Company, the annual MoMA staff art show, #ArtSpeaks at the MoMA and he has established the first staff led MoMA weekly meditation session. Additionally, in recent years, Chet has participated in various art, dance and music performances including Black Wall Street: A Case For Reparations (2017), at the Sheen Center Gallery; RAW Pop Up (2018) at Art Basel Miami, GDC Curated- Shadows of Heaven: The Bronx Blues (2019) at the Gibney Dance Company; and UNSEEN Exhibition (2019) at Collar Works.
Chet works with gold paint on mirrors, which acts as a visual affirmation. “I see myself in love, while challenging myself to live in my highest form. Being Gold is about being honest, in relation to my word, and with intentional actions to live a high integrity life no matter what I do.”
2020 - PRESENT
Meditation Facilitator | New York, NY
Facilitated 15-minute guided meditations for the employees of companies such as Steve Madden and Citrin Cooperman. Focused on diversity and inclusion by exploring the idea that we are all, in truth, reflections of one another. Also facilitated meditations dealing with gratitude, resilience, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
2013 - PRESENT
MUSUEM OF MODERN ART
Security Department Supervisor | New York, NY
Supports a welcoming environment for all museum visitors and security department staff by consistently working to increase clear, effective and thoughtful communication and collaboration between all lines of the Security Department via in-person, radio, telephone, and email.
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “Beyond The Uniform”, New York, NY
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “MoMA Staff Art Show”, New York, NY
2020 - Luxemburg & Dayan, “Sounds Lasting & Leaving”, New York, NY
2019 - Collarworks, “Unseen”, Troy, NY
2018 - The Sheen Center, “LR 1957”, New York, NY
2018 - Raw Pop Up, “Home 11 Installation”, Miami, FL
2018 - Beyond Studios, “In House Art Gala”, Brooklyn, NY
2017 - Museum of Modern Art, “MoMA Staff Art Show”, New York, NY
2018 - Art Commission, “With Gratitude”, Mixed Media, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Public Mural, “Installation NYC”, Mixed Media, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Public Mural, “Untitled”, Synthetic Palmer, Brooklyn, NY
PRESS & INTERVIEWS
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “How To Write Affirmations: Crown Creativity at Home”, Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, October 16, 2020, https://youtu.be/Kzvpm2A4l9U
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “Beyond The Uniform: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Glenn. 1985”, Online audio clip. Museum of Modern Art, March 7, 2020, https://www.moma.org/audio/playlist/307/3958
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “Beyond The Uniform: Claude Monet. Water Lilies. 1914-26”, Online audio clip. Museum of Modern Art, March 7, 2020, https://www.moma.org/audio/playlist/307/3970
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “Beyond The Uniform: Chris Ofili. The Holy Virgin Mary. 1996”, Online audio clip. Museum of Modern Art, March 7, 2020, https://www.moma.org/audio/playlist/307/3961
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “Beyond The Uniform: Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawing #1144, Broken Bands of Color in Four Directions. 2004”, Online audio clip. Museum of Modern Art, March 7, 2020, https://www.moma.org/audio/playlist/307/3956
2020 - Leticia Gutiérrez, Pablo Helguera, “Artista en diálogo con la cuidad”, Museum of Modern Art, July 22, 2020, https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/385
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, “Virtual Views: Sculpture Garden”, Online video clip. Museum of Modern Art, May, 8, 2020, https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5232
2019 - Gabe Cohn, “What 7 Visitors (and One Guard) Cherished on MoMA’s Closing Day”, NY Times, June 17, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/arts/design/moma-last-day-renovation.html
2019 - Museum of Modern Art, “MoMA: A New Moment”, Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, February 5, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-_LdW1quyk
2019 - Rosalind Fox Solomon, “Picturing MoMA: Rosalind Fox Solomon”, Museum of Modern Art, July 9, 2019, https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/116
2019 - Museum of Modern Art, “At The Museum: Season 2”, Online video series. YouTube. YouTube, September 13, 2019, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfYVzk0sNiGF8ZYj6TZPvLyiuWRHp-d76
2019 - Museum of Modern Art, “Sculpture Garden: Meditation”, Online audio clip. Museum of Modern Art, December 4, 2019, https://www.moma.org/audio/playlist/294/3861
2018 - Jordan Weissmann, “Working at MoMA: How Does a Security Supervisor Do His Job?”, Podcast episode, Slate, December 09, 2018, https://slate.com/business/2018/12/what-its-like-to-be-a-museum-security-guard.html
2018 - Museum of Modern Art, “#ArtSpeaks: Chet Gold on Claude Monet”, Online video clip. Facebook. Facebook, February 13, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10157127027882281
2017 - Pamela A. Popeson, “In the MoMA Dance Company”, Museum of Modern Art, May 30, 2017, https://stories.moma.org/in-the-moma-dance-company-2cfa18c2402e
2020 - Museum of Modern Art, Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Steering Committee.