© 2014 Kathy Goodell 
Biography
Born   in   San   Francisco,   California,   Kathy   Goodell   attended   The   San   Francisco Art    Institute,    receiving    both    her    B.F.A.    and    M.F.A.    degree    in    sculpture. Interested     in     consciousness     and     transformation,     her     work     invigorates perception    and    the    process    of    seeing,    both    through    the    naked    eye,    and through    optical    devices    (lenses),    investigating    the    links    between    sight    and interior   vision.      She   has   a   persistent   interest   in   capturing   a   sense   of   fluidity and   the   transitory   nature   of   life.   Through   her   love   of   improbable   dualities, both   aesthetic   and   philosophical,   she   breaks   down   the   barriers   between   the mediums   she   employs;   sculpture,   painting,   drawing,   and   photography   have become porous and interlocked. 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   eighty   group   and   solo   exhibitions   in   cities   across the   United   States,   Mexico,   South   America,   and   throughout   Europe.   In   2013-14,   she   was   honored   with   a John   Simon   Guggenheim   Fellowship   and   a   BAU   Institute/Camargo   Foundation   Artist   Residency   to   Cassis, France.    She    has    also    received    awards    and    fellowships    from    the:    The    Julia    and    David    White    Artist Residency   in   Costa   Rica   in   2008;   The   New   York   Foundation   for   the   Arts,   awards,   in   1997   and   1993;   The Pollock-Krasner      Foundation,   in   1991;   The   National   Endowment   for   Arts,   in   1983   and   1979;   the   Phelan Award, in 1981, and a Fulbright Fellowship in 1977. Before   moving   to   New   York,   she   taught   at   several   institutions   in   California,   including   the   San   Francisco Art   Institute,   San   Francisco   State   University,   The   California   College   of   Arts   and   Crafts,   and   the   University of   California,   Davis.   After   moving   to   New   York   she   taught   at   Moore   College   of   Art   and   The   School   of Visual   Arts,   before   joining   the   faculty   at   The   State   University   of   New   York,   The   College   at   New   Paltz, where she is currently a Professor at SUNY, New Paltz.