Join us for an evening program honoring the life, work, and immense impact of artist Ronnie Goodman (1960-2020), whose work is currently featured in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at MoMA PS1. Featuring a new short film with rare video footage and a talk by Dr. Nicole Fleetwood on his multifaceted practice as a painter, printmaker, and muralist, the program concludes with personal responses from his community.
This talk will be held over Zoom on March 24 at 6:30 p.m. EST. To join, register in advance for access information.
Ronnie Goodman was born in 1960 in Los Angeles and raised in San Francisco. He was a self-taught artist, long-distance runner, and urban bicyclist. His love of art began at the age of six when he started drawing. Growing up in San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood, he discovered his passion for jazz, and music remained a recurrent theme throughout his creative work. Life’s journeys took him away from art, but he rediscovered it through the Arts in Corrections Program at San Quentin State Prison. He continued to make art—including a number of murals—upon his release, often addressing mass incarceration and homelessness, both of which he had experienced personally. His work is featured in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at MoMA PS1, and has also been exhibited at The Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens; The Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco; and the San Francisco Public Library. His work has appeared in the New York Review of Books and The New York Times, and is held in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Goodman passed away in a housing encampment in San Francisco’s Mission District on August 7, 2020.
This program is presented in conjunction with Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.