Trevor Goosen studied Printmaking at San Francisco State University and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking. Since then, he has toured the U.S. performing music, exhibited art in San Francisco and worked at the San Francisco Center for the Book. He is currently attending the first year of an MFA in Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Personal Statement

My practice consists of digitally manipulating photographs with overlays of pattern and line to obscure the content of the image. These methods of repetition, line, and pattern bring forth a play with optics, questioning what is viewed and how the viewer perceives imagery.  By questioning these levels of manipulation and content in an image, I challenge the viewer to organize incoming perceptual sensations into a legible information.  My work becomes an exploration into cognitive illusions where the eye and brain make unconscious inferences. 


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.