Detroit native Shannon Goff is an artist preoccupied with the privilege of movement. She makes objects from cardboard and clay but her work, however, is heavily rooted in the practice of drawing. Studying and living in Japan greatly influenced her sense of line, color, and beyond. Goff has been the recipient of a Japanese Monbusho grant and twice awarded residencies to the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry program. She has been an artist in residence at the ClayArch Museum in Gimhae, South Korea, and a United States Artists nominee. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Knockdown Center, Queens, New York; Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan; Printed Matter, New York City; the San Jose Museum of Art; Elijah Wheat Showroom and Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, New York; and in Beijing, Berlin, Chicago, London, and Australia. Reviews of her work have been featured in Hyperallergic, DesignBoom, Colossal, FastCoDesign, Cfile, and Detroit Art Review. Goff received an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is an associate professor of sculpture and ceramics at the Penn State University School of Visual Arts.
This event was first published on January 21, 2020 and last updated on January 24, 2020.