JOE GOODE American, b. 1937

Joe Goode is an American artist who contributed to the Pop Art movement with his paintings of everyday objects, skies and oceans examining the abstract qualities inherent in their forms. Though focusing on elemental subjects like light and space associated with the West Coast Minimalists, which includes Robert Irwin and James Turrell, Goode is commonly grouped with his fellow Pop artists.


Born in 1937 in Oklahoma City, he attended the Chouinard Institute in Los Angeles. In 1962, he was included alongside Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Wayne Thiebaud in the historic exhibition New Painting of Common Objects at The Pasadena Art Museum. 


Goode’s paintings walk the line between abstraction and representation. He alludes to recognisable forms in nature with subtle gradations of colour and paint texture to stimulate viewers to question their own perceptual experiences.


Goode’s work has been featured in museum exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work can also be found in numerous museum collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery London, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Joe Goode lives and works in Los Angeles.