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Michael Goodson


Over the past 20 years, as Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Beeler Gallery and as Director at James Cohan Gallery, NY, Goodson has organized single artist exhibitions by Diana Al-Hadid, Charles Atlas, Leonardo Drew, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Donald Moffett, Carrie Moyer, Roxy Paine, Yinka Shonibare, Robert Smithson, and Fred Tomaselli, among many others.

Goodson moved to Dayton as a teenager as part of a Wright-Patterson family and completed his undergraduate work in studio art at Wright State University and taught sculpture and performance art at Hunter College, NY; and both studio and art history at Wright State and Wittenberg University. He holds an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Goodson will shape the curatorial vision and new commitment to equity for this next evolution of The Co. He will work with local artists to help them find their voice and gain experience, and will add another layer of criticality and scholarship for our audiences. Forming new creative partnerships and engaging the community through programming, Goodson will serve our mission to provide art for the community and a community for artists.