Jodie Mim Goodnough is a Providence, Rhode Island-based artist who combines photography and other media to create installations that examine the various coping strategies we employ to find comfort in an often uncomfortable world. She attended the photojournalism program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and received her MFA in Visual Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University in May of 2013.

Her work has been shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including at the Midwest Center for Photography, the William Morris Hunt Library of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at Spring/Break Art Fair in New York City, and has been reviewed in publications such as Art New England and the Boston Globe. Goodnough is currently on the faculty at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

Artist Statement

"My work consists of photographic installations that respond to the representation of both mental illness and the psychiatric institution in historical and contemporary visual art, film and social media. The seeds of this work are in research. I explore various psychological texts, images from art history, and cultural theory to turn a personal subject into a public inquiry. Out of reading and looking emerges some combination of photographs, video, sculpture, and performance that function together in ever-changing installations. My two most recent projects, A Curious Dance and Prospect, concern themselves specifically with the treatment of mental illness in Victorian society, and arose out of my long-standing interest in the cultural and gendered lenses through which we discuss and depict illness."

See more at Small Space Fest: June 20th, 2016.  Visual Art will remain until July 21st.

Jodie Goodnough's Website HERE