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Griffin Goodman
Chicago, IL

About the Artist

GRIFFIN GOODMAN (American, b. 1995) lives and works in Chicago, IL. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019 and a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2017. He has recently had a solo show with Andrew Rafazc Gallery (Chicago, IL) and recent group exhibitions at the Sarasota Art Center (Sarasota, FL), Jaw Gallery (Yamaguchi, Japan), and the Elmhurst Art Museum (Chicago, IL). Utilizing the iconography of youth culture, popular branding and logos, and popular personalities, Goodman’s paintings and drawings present a complex devotion to self-styled …

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About the Artist

GRIFFIN GOODMAN (American, b. 1995) lives and works in Chicago, IL. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019 and a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2017. He has recently had a solo show with Andrew Rafazc Gallery (Chicago, IL) and recent group exhibitions at the Sarasota Art Center (Sarasota, FL), Jaw Gallery (Yamaguchi, Japan), and the Elmhurst Art Museum (Chicago, IL). Utilizing the iconography of youth culture, popular branding and logos, and popular personalities, Goodman’s paintings and drawings present a complex devotion to self-styled identity and the contemporary phenomenon of digital narcissism. Through their free-form juxtapositions of appropriated imagery sourced from popular culture and art history, the artist creates bricolages that speak to both the hyper-layered construction of Photoshop files and the densely packed metaphoric structure of Pop Art. Drawing from personal memories of his childhood, the work addresses a ubiquitous loss of innocence experienced in the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, where one can still escape from the reality of the world at large, into the rich fantasy life of popular culture. Goodman’s paintings often subvert and contemporize traditionally known narratives of fairy tales.

Artist’s Work

Baby chicks chattering teeth
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Baby Chicks & Chattering Teeth

By Griffin Goodman

Who not me said the owl
Griffin goodman

Who? Not me said the Owl

By Griffin Goodman

What a nice day in the forest
Griffin goodman

What a Nice Day in the Forest

By Griffin Goodman

Thats all fucks
Griffin goodman

That's All Fucks

By Griffin Goodman

A noble steed a boy asleep a box of crayons
Griffin goodman

A Noble Steed, A Boy Asleep, & A Box of Crayons

By Griffin Goodman

Q6 still life
Griffin goodman

Q6 Still Life

By Griffin Goodman

Q2 still life
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Q2 Still Life

By Griffin Goodman

Q4 still life
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Q4 Still Life

By Griffin Goodman

The sword the happy meal
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The Sword & The Happy Meal

By Griffin Goodman

Q1 still life
Griffin goodman

Q1 Still Life

By Griffin Goodman

Selected Exhibitions

  • Andrew Rafazc Gallery
    Chicago, IL, 2020
  • Sarasota Art Center
    Sarasota, FL, 2019
  • Elmhurst Art Museum
    IL, 2019
  • Expo Chicago
    Chicago, IL, 2019
  • Jaw Gallery
    Yamaguchi-ken, Japan, 2019

Press and Accolades

  • NEW CITY MAG
    2020
  • Herald Tribune
    2019
  • Elite Daily
    2016

Education

  • School of the Art institute Chicago, Masters in Painting and Drawing
    Chicago, IL,2019 
  • Ringling College of Art and Design, BFA in Painting and Printmaking
    Sarasota, FL,2017