A Piece Of The Story ...
The Queens, NewYork native is an interdisciplinary artist, based in NewYork and Baltimore. Gooden received her BFA from The School of Visual Arts,NY in 2005. Gooden has exhibited her work though the Cooper Union SummerProgram, AC Institute Gallery, among other venues. Gooden has contributed to various projects including Design on A Dime and the Architectural Digest Exhibition and a plethora of commissions.
Behind The Work
Gooden creates mixed media drawings
and installations to present personal
narratives through the use of
texture, contrast, and transformed
materials. The work intends to create
an intimate dialogue with imagery, making
use of nostalgic and timeless sentiment
through familiar gestures and forms.
The work leads with emotional
undertones, sometimes inspired
by literature and at different times
responding to the artist’s lived
experience. The work is a process of
discovering and reinterpreting
ideas of societal norms, the politics
and stigmas found in sexuality, love, and
cultural value systems.
Gooden makes use of the
organicpalettes and natural textures
found in wood,handmade paper, burlap,
and other organic materials tocreate a
constant connection among her diverse
works and narratives. Italso enhances the
subtleand distinct shifts from stark to
delicate reads of her work.