Gustavo Godoy

(American 1974 -) The son of Mexican immigrants raised in suburban Southern California, was taught to make the most of the materials around him. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from UC Santa Barbara, Godoy studied architecture and urban design at UCLA before receiving an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Art. His sophisticated sculptures, built from humble materials, allude to the brevity of futurism and the transcendence of minimalism. The “Home Depot” aesthetic and improvised nature of his work rejects the rigid formality of his architectural studies. Godoy has exhibited at the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Mexico Arte Contemporaneo. Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, The Torrance Art Museum, the MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the Schindler House in Los Angeles, Centre d’art contemporain du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France, Gagosian Gallery, Honor Fraser and The Happy Lion in Los Angeles as well as galleries in Florida, Texas, New York, and Mexico City.