Born in Oklahoma in 1937, Joe Goode moved to California to study at the Chouinard Art Institute in the early 1960s. He became a central figure in the Californian Pop Art scene, and was included in the seminal exhibition New paintings of common objects in 1962. Goode worked at Gemini GEL to create a variety of prints.

His English still life series from 1967, involving a glass and spoon in various positions, explores the Pop notion of the everyday.
Emilie Owens

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Born Jose Bueno in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Attends Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, California under Bob Irwin, Bill Moore and Emerson Woelffer

First solo exhibition, Dilexi Gallery, Los Angeles; included in exhibition, New paintings of common objects, organized by Walter Hopps at Pasadena Art Museum, California

Solo exhibition, the Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles

Completes English Still Life Series at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles comprising editions of Glass at top—spoon on bottom, Glass lower right—spoon upper left, Glass middle left—spoon middle right, Glass and spoon lower left, Glass and spoon left middle, Spoon upper middle—glass middle right Included in Carnegie international, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Annual exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Included in exhibition, Joe Goode and Ed Ruscha, Balboa Pavillion Gallery, California

Included in exhibitions, 9 Portfolios, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pop Art redefined, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Solo exhibitions, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California; West wall reliefs, Pomona College Art Gallery, California; included in exhibitions: Biennial exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Oversize prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Solo exhibition, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota; included in exhibition, Contemporary American Art, Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas

Included in exhibition, 8 from California, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Included in exhibition, A drawing show, Newport Harbor Museum, California

Solo exhibition, Recent Work, Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, Missouri; included in exhibition, California painting and sculpture: the modern era, San Francisco Museum of Art, California

Included in exhibition, American painting of the 1970’s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Included in exhibition, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

Included in exhibition, Suburban Home Life: Tracing the American Dream, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Solo exhibition, Laboratory: Joe Goode Tornado Triptych, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Solo exhibition, Orange County Museum, Newport Beach, California

Joe Goode currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Barbara Delano © Tyler Graphics Ltd., revised Kate Buckingham, 2007
This chronology provides an overview of selected biographical information, major solo and group exhibitions held within the artist's own lifetime.

Further information will be added to this site as the National Gallery proceeds with its research and documentation.

Last updated October 2015