Trevor Goosen studied Printmaking at San Francisco State University where he received his BFA in 2010. Since graduation, Goosen has toured the United States performing music and returned to San Francisco, where he exhibited his art and worked at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He is currently a 2015 MFA candidate in Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Goosen's practice consists of sculpture and images formed by various methods of hand and digital fabrication. When these processes converge, either the computer translates marks made originally by the hand, or the hand mimics the construction methods of a 3D printer through basic manipulation. His work is a personal response to designed functional objects and interior architecture that use repetition, line, and pattern. These aesthetics create optical plays that alter the original purposes of their materials. By questioning these forms of manipulation and its obfuscated content in my work, he challenges the viewer to organize incoming perceptual sensations into legible information.  The work becomes an exploration of cognitive illusions and functions of materials and objects.


Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.