Clark Goolsby

Born in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California, Clark Goolsby took his small town high school fascination with art and received his BFA at the University of San Diego in 2002. Goolsby's work is composed of eye catching neon colors, geometric shapes and collage. He experiments with elements of surrealism intermingled with abstracted gradients that evokes a sense of innocence in finding a delicate balance between life and death. Though the individual forms he creates are simplistic by nature the complexity of his combinations adds a level of suspense when the viewer is forced to acknowledge the layers and details exposed in front of them. Goolsby's work is a free flowing balance between variations in art constructing and can never be categorized into one style. He states, “Every piece I make goes through a lot of spontaneous and unexpected changes as I make it. For me, art making wouldn’t be much fun if I was just executing something pre-planned. I like to go into the studio and not know what’s going to happen that day.” Clark Gooslby currently lives and works in New York City

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Clark Goolsby
b. Santa Rosa, CA 1980
Lives in New York, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011
STRANGE/LOVE // POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – February
2009
Tomorrow’s Nothing // POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – March

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012
Escape Velocity // Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA – December
2012
Scope Art Fair // Miami, Florida with Victori Contemporary, New York, NY – December
2012
SPILL // The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada – August
2012
Patchbox Project // Cargo Gallery, Rome, Italy – May
2012
Dream Continuum // Circuit 12 Gallery, Dallas, TX – March
2012
Amazing Isn’t Enough // RO2 Gallery, Dallas, TX – February
2011
Home On La Grange // Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – May
2011
RESURRECTION // Cinders Gallery, New York, NY – April
2011
Sugar Mountain Group Show // No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia – April
2010
POVevolving Anniversary Show // POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – August
2010
Aftershock LA // Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA – May
2010
Fresh Start // Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – February
2010
Project Room Installation // POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – February
2009
The Pop of Colors // POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – October
2009
POVevolving Anniversary Show // POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – July
2009
Wanderlust 333 // Wanderlust Gallery, Northampton, United Kingdom – June

Press & Publications
Geo/Graphics: Simple Forms in Print & Motion // Victionary // 2007
Fresh Magazine // Issue No. 3 // December 2011 (feature) // Online
This Is Fly Magazine // Vol 3 No 2 // April 2011 (feature) // Online
Blank Magazine // Issue No. 59 // March 2011 // Panama
Death Magazine // Issue No. 3 // March 2011 (feature) // USA
Proteus Magazine // Issue No. 7 // June 2009 // Online
Studio Visit Magazine // Vol. 5 // Spring 2009 // USA
Blir // Issue No. 11 – January 2009 // Online
The House of Tate // Issue No. 8 // December 2008 // Online

Awards
2012 Canson Wet Paint Grant Recipient

Education
University of California, San Diego BFA, Fine Arts, 2002