Rebecca Goyette’s sociopolitical video and multimedia works including drawing/painting and mixed media/ceramic sculpture reflects her penchant for bizarro Americana, through the lens of improvisational alter egos. Goyette recounts the psychosexual dramas of her direct ancestor, Rebecca Nurse, hanged as a Salem witch in “Ghost Bitch Dramas”, while embodying the mating dance of lobster in an extensive series of costumed satirical “Lobsta Porns,” that have been shot and shown internationally. Rebecca Goyette is represented by Freight & Volume Gallery, NYC. Goyette’s work has also been included in solo shows at Huam-Garok Gallery, Seoul Korea, Spektrum: Art, Science & Community, Berlin, Germany, Shelter Gallery, NYC, Galerie X, Istanbul, Turkey, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ and group shows/performances at Kyung-In Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, Museum of Sex, NYC, Whitney Museum of Art, NYC, KARST, Plymouth, England and Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Goyette’s work has been reviewed by Arté (European television), Village Voice, Vice Magazine, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, amongst others.
Rebecca Goyette lectures on performance/film/video and activist practices in modernist and contemporary visual art, and teaches multidisciplinary courses including video/performance, mixed media/ceramic sculpture and drawing/painting. Goyette has taught for the Museum of Modern Art, the School of Visual Arts, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Montclair State University and lectured at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University, Pratt Institute and The New School. Goyette’s recent project “Makers Magic,” an interdisciplinary art/healing practice based on sigil magic drawing and ritual work is being shared with various communities including survivors of sexual violence. Goyette has curated exhibitions of her adult and teen students’ work at the SVA Gallery, and at MoMA’s Cullman Education Center Gallery, as well as curating educational events for the Museum of Sex, video programming for the Satellite Art Show and most recently co-curating a performative fashion show, “Tableaux Vivants” for the Museum of Moving Image/Kaufman Studios.
Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A. Painting
School of Visual Arts, M.F.A. Fine Art, 2009