Basia Goldsmith was born in Pozan, Poland. As a child, she was sent to an internment camp in North Africa, along with her mother and siblings. She was relocated to Scotland where she grew up on a farm. She attended London’s Central School of Art, and, after graduation, she became a textile designer in Paris. She moved to New York in her 20s. Goldsmith has since devoted her time exclusively to painting.
Basia Goldsmith is both a figurative and abstract painter. For some time, she has been interested in painting over writing and images from found sources. For her exhibition On the Wall, Goldsmith exhibited large abstract paintings on repurposed vinyl. She found the vinyl after it was discarded by an advertising company. She was inspired to paint over the writing and photographs that were originally printed on the material, while allowing the original printed material to come through in specific places.
She has recently exhibited work at Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont Landing, New York and at Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York.