Art art department

Goodell, Kathy

The San Francisco Art Institute, receiving a B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree in sculpture


Department: Art Department
Office: SAB 218A
Phone: (845) 257-3839

Career History

Before moving to New York, she taught at several institutions in California, including: the University of California, at Davis, The San Francisco Art Institute, The California College of Arts and Crafts, and San Francisco State University. After moving to New York shortly after college, she taught at Moore College of Art and The School of Visual Arts before joining the faculty of SUNY, New Paltz.

Research/Creative Activity

She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has been included in numerous museum exhibitions.

In the last five years she has participated in more than 80 group and solo exhibitions, in cities across the United States, Mexico, Italy, Germany, and England.

Her present work spans multiple forms and mediums which occupy real and imagined space. Using optical lenses, mirrors, and motors, together with painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, she creates an oscillating tension between matter and illusion, distortion and clarity. Goodell says, "there is a fine line between creation and destruction and all the work I produce hovers between these two polarities".

She is represented by Causey Contemporary Gallery in Brooklyn, New York

Awards, Honors & Recognition

She has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, a Phelan Award, a Fulbright Fellowship and a California Commission for the Arts Grant.