Stacia Goodman, the Artist

stacia-largeStacia is a mid-career professional mosaic artist and imaginative upcycler whose passion is creating large-scale mosaic art murals, installations and gallery pieces. Her bold, site-specific designs often include refreshing – and groundbreaking – combinations of tile, glass, organic materials and upcycled found objects that lend a dimensional element. Stylistically, she leans toward contemporary abstract patterns, playful representational, and calming “zen” organic.

After years of creating collage art, Stacia began making small, intricate mosaic altars and jewelry. Inspired by nature, her work grew to include larger wall pieces, featuring driftwood, rocks and broken windshield glass. Years of hands-on learning (the only way to learn mosaic-making) fueled her confidence to create her current work.

Today, Stacia’s mosaics often feature compelling combinations (and contradictions) of tesserae that juxtapose different textures, shapes, reflective qualities, manufactured materials and every-day objects. She is particularly passionate about the “spirituality” of transforming the broken into her creations.

Stacia Goodman, the Person

Stacia grew up near the woods and water of rural Northern Minnesota. From a young age, she scanned the ground, collecting whatever the Good Earth had to offer. In adulthood, that led to creating mosaic art with her unusual findings. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband (a graphic designer and her assistant) and kids. Quite happily, she moves through life as an artist and freelance writer.

Mosaic Commissions and Awards

  • Apple Valley, MN, Wings Financial executive suite mural, 2017
  • Eden Prairie, MN Park Nicollet Clinic, main lobby artwork, 2017
  • St. Louis Park Utility Box Art Wrap, 2017
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Terminal 2, Entry M, mural, 2016
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Terminal 2, Entry W, mural, 2016
  • BevSource (ingredient company), main lobby mosaic, 2016
  • St. Louis Park Arts & Culture Grant: Rec Center main entrance mural, 2016
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN, St. Paul, NICU, 2016
  • 1300 Lagoon Building, Minneapolis, main entrance mural, 2016
  • Calhoun Square Shopping Mall, Minneapolis, bulletin board mural, 2015
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN, St. Paul, main entrance mural, 2015
  • Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School, main entrance logo and sign, 2014
  • The Cottages at Cedar Run Memory Care Facility, main entrance mural, 2014
  • Calvary Lutheran Church, mosaic cross, 2012
  • St. Louis Park Emergency Program, 16 interior signs, 2011
  • St. Louis Park Arts & Culture Grant: Rec Center main entrance mural, 2010
  • Kenwood Elementary School, two-story main entrance atrium mural, 2010
  • Emerging Artist Award, Art at Ramsey Show, St. Paul, 2007

Publicity

  • Public Art Review, Spring/Summer 2017
  • Drive Magazine, Winter 2016
  • Star Tribune, Jan. 9, 2016
  • Southwest Journal, Oct. 2015
  • Lake of the Isles Living magazine, Nov. 2014
  • Waste Management World website, Spring 2014
  • St. Louis Park Magazine, Dec. 2013
  • Minneapolis Community TV, mosaic presentation, Sept. 2012
  • St. Louis Park Sun Sailor, Sept. 2011
  • Cabin Life magazine, Feb. 2011
  • Southwest Journal, April 2009
  • Hill & Lake Press, May 2009

Art Exhibitions

  • The Phipps Center for the Arts Gallery, 2017
  • Solo: Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, 2012 (sold out)
  • Minnetonka Center for the Arts, “A Sense of Place,” 2011
  • Karen Gallery, Minneapolis, 2010
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts, “Foot in the Door 4,” 2010
  • Minnesota Mosaic Guild group shows, 2005 – 2012
  • Various smaller galleries and retail stores

Formal Education

St. Cloud State University, B.A.; emphasis in art and psychology

Arts Education

  • Master glass-cutter training
  • Workshops with renowned mosaicists Sonia King and Laurie Mika
  • Women artists’ trip to Bali, Indonesia, to study Balinese art forms
  • Edina Art Center: various classes in pottery, tile making, drawing
  • Artist-led classes in mask making, jewelry, collage and assemblage

Professional Memberships

  • Society of American Mosaic Artists
  • Contemporary Mosaic Art
  • American Craft Council
  • Minnesota Mosaic Guild
  • CIDNA Board Member