Clark Goolsby

Goolsby's work is composed of eye catching neon colors, geometric shapes and collage.

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 colours, 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 categorizes 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.”

EDUCATION

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Forthcoming | Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA | March

2013 Shatter | Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX | November

2011 STRANGE/LOVE | POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | February

2009 Tomorrow’s Nothing | POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | March

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Forthcoming | Clark Goolsby + Casey Gray | Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2015
27 Artists | Central Connecticut State University Art Galleries, New Britain, CT | January
V is for Vladimir Mayakovsky | Consulate-General of Russia Curated by Tamara Volkova, New York, NY | May

2014
Aqua Art Fair | Miami, FL with Victori Contemporary, New York, NY | December
(e)Merge Art Fair | Washignton, D.C. with Victori Contemporary, New York, NY | October
From the Land of Everywhere | Birnam Wood Gallery, New York, NY | August
Summer Group Show | Birnam Wood Gallery, New York, NY | July
Decade of Decadunce | Dossier Outpost Curated by Cinders Gallery, New York, NY | July
Scope Art Fair | Basel, Switzerland with Victori Contemporary, New York, NY | June