The Artist and Her Work
Kathy has worked in several art mediums including clay and metal in addition to paint. All of her work has the presence of movement, gesture, layering, repetition hiding and revealing, deconstruction and reconstruction. In painting, these visual devices are a means of exploration and celebration of life’s little moments, its grandeur and grace. Architectural details, common objects and natural elements are some of the components illuminated in a complex and delicate melange of color and chaos.
Location is a big influence on the painting, and that is one of the main reasons Kathy has taken a studio in Morocco. In order to understand the subtlety of a land, its people and customs, she finds it necessary to live it, and then take her work out of its traditional circumstances to reinvigorate in a new, modern order. The colors, flavors and traditions of Morocco have given Kathy the inspiration for a new body of paintings. She looks forward to continuing to expand her influences as she experiences more of this exotic North African country. As a native of Los Angeles, California, travel, architecture and art history have always been a big part of her life and an artistic muse.
Kathy Lucoff Godin received her BFA from California College of Arts & Crafts (now renamed CCA) in Oakland/San Francisco, California and did graduate work in Fine Art and Museum Studies at California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California. Kathy taught art education at Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California and Connoisseurship of Fine Art through the Department of Special Studies and Continuing Education at Rice University, Houston, Texas.