(b. 1979, Atlanta, GA; lives and works in Berkeley, CA)
Julia Goodman has been creating handmade paper sculptures for more than ten years, using various techniques of papermaking with plant-based materials such as beets and natural fabrics. In her work, she explores human connections, life cycles, and symmetry between the celestial and the terrestrial. Her work has been exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Art; DePaul Art Museum; and Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL. Goodman received her BA from Tufts University, Medfords, and both her MA and MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
"Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid" presents newly commissioned works of art by sixteen contemporary artists in response to a selection of tales from Jewish folklore. Acting as modern maggids—storytellers, transmitters of knowledge, secrets revealers—they explore the many facets of these stories’ characters, themes, and metaphors. Artists include: Michael Arcega, Julia Goodman, Dina Goldstein, Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope, Vera Iliatova, David Kasprzak, Mads Lynnerup, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Mike Rothfeld, Tracey Snelling, Chris Sollars, M. Louise Stanley, Inez Storer, and Young Suh and Katie Peterson.