Kozo, the bark of a Japanese mulberry tree, is the main substance of my mixed media sculptures and installations. For thousands of years this bark has been harvested annually (the tree is cut leaving a base that grows back quickly), and made into an extremely strong and beautiful paper. The natural beauty of the white paper is exciting and mysterious in itself. Sometimes I pigment or dye this characteristically long, shiny, translucent fiber, which creates an intense and integral color. Often the paper is stretched like skin over an armature of reed, cane or bamboo. The ancientness of this process continues to be seductive.

The structures and installations are the result of looking intimately at and absorbing parts of life; the small things can be astonishing and overlooked. Often this analysis results in dissecting and exaggerating observations. Making the work then becomes intuitive. Hopefully the exaggerated components inspire scrutiny and thought in the observer, which will bring the forms out of the realm of any specific reality.

Resumé

EXHIBITIONS

  • January 2016: From Here to There, invitational show reflecting on Morris Graves. The Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington
  • June 2015: From Here to There, invitational show reflecting on Morris Graves and his work. The Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
  • 2014: More Journeys, Lori Goodman at Piante, Eureka CA
  • 2013: Arcata Creamery Artists District, public art installation, Arcata, California
  • 2011: Pink, Goodman at Piante, Eureka CA
  • 2010: Humboldt Botanical Gardens, Repeat of Repeats, site specific installation
  • 2009: Paper, solo exhibition, Piante Gallery, Eureka, California
  • 2008: At Bay, solo installation, First Street Gallery of HSU, Eureka, California concurrent with an outdoor installation on the Eureka waterfront.
  • 2006: Kozo Nexus, Sumi Gallery, Joan Giordano, Lori Goodman, Hisako Kobayashi, New York, NY
    Repeats II, solo Installation, Lori Goodman, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California
    Standing, New Works by Lori Goodman, Piante, Eureka, California
    Goodman, Accident Gallery, Eureka, California
  • 2005: Goodman Considers the Alternatives, Considerations Gallery, Eureka, California.
  • 2003: Repeats, solo Installation, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University,
    Arcata, California
  • 2001-2002: ghostdancing, Sculpture Garden Installation, Morris Graves Museum of Art,
    Eureka, California
  • 2001: Goodman, the Garden Gate, Arcata, California
  • 1996: The Community, Humboldt Arts Council solo exhibition, Eureka, California
  • 1995: Little Carriers, solo exhibit, Tusches Gallery, Eureka, California
    Largely Reduced, with Nancy Head, The Ink People Gallery, Eureka, California
  • 1992: Earthskin, a Forest Project, group installation inspired by “Trees”, Idea Gallery,
    Sacramento, California
  • 1991: Trees-Goodman’s Forest, The Ink People Gallery, Eureka, California
  • 1990: Lori Goodman and Nancy Head, New Works, The Ink People Gallery, Eureka, California
    The Humboldt State University Graduate Show, Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcata, California
  • 1989: Lori Goodman, From the Outside In, Foyer Gallery, Humboldt State University,
    Arcata, California
    Lori Goodman and Ruth Mountaingrove, The Store Front Gallery, Arcata, California
    Lori Goodman, Paperworks, Hartridge House Gallery, Eureka, California
  • 1984: Paper, Lori Goodman and Nancy Head, Tomaso’s, Eureka, California
  • 1982: Lori Goodman and Terry Hill, New Work, The Art Center, Eureka, California

Group Exhibitions

  • Spring 2015: Paper Dreams, Athens, Greece
  • 2013: Washi & Other Ephemera: The Art of Hand Papermaking,
    invitational, Durango Arts Center, Durango, Colorado
    PaperWorks, Invitational, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California
    The Art & Soul of Paper, Anteros Arts Foundation, artsproject Norwich, England
  • 2012: Sylvia White Gallery Summer show, Ventura, California
  • 2011: 2011 Sofia Paper Biennial, invitational exhibit, Amateras Foundation, Bulgaria
  • 2009 – 2010 One World – Many Papers, invitational exhibit traveling around the world, curated by
    Jane Ingram Allen
  • 2009: Redwood Art Association. Fall Exhibition, Eureka, California. Award
  • 2008: New Directions in Handmade Paper, The Culture Center of Gualala, California
  • 2007: the deckle edge, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California
  • 2006: Sumi New York, Summer Invitational Show, SOHO, New York
    Seven Plus, Community Reflected, Fortuna, California
  • 2004: The Deckle Edge, Explorations In Handmade Paper, The Cultural Center of
    Gualala, California
    The Deckle Edge, Explorations In Handmade Paper. The Cultural Arts Council of
    Sonoma County,
    Humboldt Art’s Council membership juried exhibition, Morris Graves Museum of Art,
    Eureka, CA
  • 2003: Accessibility 2003: from the outside in, an invitational installation, Sumter So. Carolina
    Paper Road Geneva, Juried International Association of Hand Papermakers,
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Seven, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California
  • 2002: Humboldt Art’s Council membership show, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Best of Show
    Art On and Of Handmade Paper, The Friends of Dard Hunter Juried Member
    Exhibition, Oregon
    College of Art & Craft, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • 2001: On The Front Burner, The Ink People Gallery, Eureka, California
  • 2000: Redwood Art Association Juried Spring Show, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, California
  • 1999: Annual Women’s Show, Idea Gallery, Belize City, Belize, Central America
  • 1999: Annual Women’s Invitational, Institute of Mexican Culture, Belize City, Belize,
    Central America
  • 1996: A Collaboration and Exchange, Ghana and Humboldt County, Ghana, West Africa
    Meta 4 in time, The Ink People Gallery, Eureka, California
    Instructor’s Exhibit, Book Arts Conference, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State
    University, Arcata, CA
  • 1995: Paper Trail West, Juried Exhibition, Cashmere, Washington
  • 1994: Humboldt Arts Council Acquisition Show, Humboldt Arts Council, Juror’s Selection Award
  • 1992: Wallworks, la. Artcore’s Ninth Juried Competition, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, California,
    juried, H. Fox
    Lenexa’s national art show, Lenexa, Kansas, juried, Bob Nugent
  • 1992, ’88, ’84, West Coast Works on/of Paper, Eureka, California, juried international competitions
  • 1990: Explorations – Selected Student Works from the California State University Summer Arts’
    program, 1989,
    California State University Trustees’ Conference Center, Long Beach, California
  • 1989: Invitational Alumni Show, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California
    Show Off Show, The Ink People Gallery, Eureka, California
    Redwood art association juried spring show, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka,
    California, award
  • 1988: Introductions, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon
    Humboldt arts festival, Eureka, California
    North Coast Fiber and Craft, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, California, juried, award
  • 1987: Four Directions, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, California
    Papermakers, Maxwell’s, Eureka, California
    Made With Paper, Hartridge House, Eureka, California
  • 1986: Northern California Fiber Exhibit, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, California, juried, award
    Invitational fiber show, The Art Center, Eureka, California
  • 1985: Redwood Art Association, Spring Show, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka,
    California, award

Comissions

  • Arcata Creamery Artists District, Public Art Installation, Arcata, CA
  • New World Design for Kobe Club Restaurant, New York City, New York
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka California, Radiation Oncology
  • Hospice of Humboldt, reception room donor wall, Eureka, California
  • Humboldt County Waste Reduction Awards
  • Drs. Nancy & John Van Speybroeck, Arcata, California

Publications and Reviews (select)

  • Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary paper & Encaustic, 2013 by Catherine Nash, MFA
  • IAPMA Bulletin, Edges, Summer 2010
  • Paper Art, 173 International Artists, IAPMA, 2009 (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artist)
  • Northcoast Journal, Eureka, California, ARTBEAT, review, May 2008
  • Art Week, Preview June 2007
  • Hand Papermaking juried slide registry 2004
  • Accessibility 2003, From the Outside In, catalogue, reviews
  • Paper Road, Exposition Geneva, catalogue
  • Sculpture, International Sculpture Center publication, review
  • Visions Art Periodical, Show Case, Los Angeles, California
  • Northcoast Journal, Humboldt County, California, featured article
  • Times Standard Newspaper, Eureka, California, Trees That Come From Paper, featured article
  • Times Standard Newspaper, Eureka, California, When the Paper Is the Art, featured article

Teaching and Professional Experience (art related)

  • 2010: Member of Eureka Main Street committee on Public Art
    Organized the bringing of “Going Green”, a Taiwanese environmental exhibit,
    to Humboldt County
  • 2004-present, member of Eureka Art and Cultural Commission
  • 2006: Papermaking workshop, California State University, Stanislaus
  • 1997-1999: U.S. Peace Corps. I taught Papermaking to Maya Women’s groups, gave numerous workshops for interested Belizeans and set up a papermaking studio/facility at a school for at risk young women. The studio is a functioning, viable part of the curriculum and maintained by the school’s Arts/Crafts Director
  • 1996: Papermaking and Sculpture Instructor, Artline: Artist in Residency Program,
    Big Lagoon, California
    Papermaking Instructor, Book Arts Conference – Humboldt State University,
    Arcata, California
  • 1995: Papermaking and Sculpture Instructor, Artline: Artist in Residency program,
    Rio Dell Elementary
    GATE Program papermaking workshop, Fortuna, California
  • 1994, 1992: Director, West Coast Works On/Of Paper, Eureka, California
  • 1990-94 Papermaking workshops at my studio
  • 1990-94: Papermaking Instructor, Humboldt State University, Center Activities and The Ink People
    Center for Art
  • 1991: Papermaking Instructor, workshop leader, with Nancy Head, a two-week intensive
    course, Aspen, Colorado
    Papermaking Workshop, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1990: Co-Director, High School Spring Arts Festival, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
  • 1989: Papermaking Instructor, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California
  • 1988: Contemporary Papermaking, guest lecturer for Humboldt Fiber, Arcata, California
  • 1987: Papermaking Instructor, Co-owner/Director, The Center for Textile Arts, Eureka, California
  • 1974-89: Co-Owner and Instructor of Fiber Arts, The Woolmark, fiber arts supply store,
    Eureka, California

Education

  • Master of Arts, Sculpture, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, Los Angeles State University, Los Angeles, California