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Theresa Gooby

Studio Building
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Filter (detail). paper napkins suspended by string
plastic shopping bags cut up and applied to wood panels
cupcake foil dividers on wood panels
artist statement part 1. ink on vellum
Tempus Temporis. pencil on paper lunch bags
Artist's Statement

With the accumulation of commonplace materials, I create works of monochrome abstraction. My installations are formed out of materials that are meant to be used then thrown away. It is the massive buildup of ordinary materials reconfigured into wall and hanging pieces that are the basis of my practice. Changes in light and perspective alter the viewer perception of each piece with every viewing making the physical experience necessary to fully comprehend an artwork’s nature. With each installation, ideas of labor and mind-numbing repetition clash with waste and our disposable culture.


Theresa Gooby is a multi-discipline artist. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she earned a BFA in Photography at the University of New Mexico and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. A few of the places her work has been shown are: the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The Walter and McBean Galleries in San Francisco, Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, Bedford Gallery Walnut Creek CA, and on site in Marfa TX. She has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and in Marfa TX. She lives in Beacon, New York.