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Graham Goddard (born April 12, 1982) is a Trinidadian-American conceptual artist known for making visual statements about viewer interaction, ecological responsibility, spirituality and commodification through the Rotating Canvas, sculpture and site-specific land art installations. Goddard's work has been exhibited at the Skirball Museum, the California African American Museum and numerous art galleries in the United States and abroad. Graham Goddard is considered one of the top emerging artists living and working in Los Angeles, California under the age of 30.
Graham Goddard received art training from the University of Southern California (BFA), Rockland Center for the Arts, Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts.
In 2003 Goddard developed the Rotating Canvas, which allows the viewer to turn a painting 180 degrees, exposing inverted images within his work. Goddard challenges the definition of what a canvas is or should be and is interested in using the Rotating Canvas as a means for the viewer to narrate his paintings by repositioning them. He first introduced the Rotating Canvas’ concept in the exhibition "Flip" at the Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery in 2004.
Left Coast Galleries is proud to present Graham Goddard’s new body of work entitled “Repositioning the Mind: Redefining the Painted Canvas.”


Solo and Group Exhibitions:
2011 “The Dialectical Canvas,” Horizon’s Art Gallery, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
2011 “Goddard and Becerra,” LA Artcore Gallery, (March 2, 2011 to March 30, 2011), Los Angeles, CA
2010 “Repositioning the Mind: Redefining the Painted Canvas,” Left Coast Galleries, (November 11, 2010 to December 6, 2010), Studio City, CA
2010 “Ten + One: Personal Expression,” The Cecil Fergerson Gallery, (April 9, 2010 to May 28, 2010), Los Angeles, CA
2009 “An Idea Called Tomorrow II,” The Skirball Museum, (November 19, 2009 to March 7 2010), Los Angeles, CA
2009 “An Idea Called Tomorrow I,” The California African American Museum, (November 19, 2009 to June 5, 2010), Los Angeles, CA
2009 “Mackie, Goddard, Guy-Gladding,” Horizons Art Gallery, (December 1, 2009 to December 12, 2009), Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
2009 “365 and Counting,” Avenue 50, (November 14, 2009 to December 6, 2009), Los Angeles, CA
2009 “Inside My Head: Intuitive Artists of African Descent,” The California African American Museum, (June 5, 2009 to October 25, 2009), Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Riboflavin,” Filkenstein Gallery, (September 21, 2008 to October 16, 2008), Spring Valley, New York
2006 “Striving and Starving,” Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Consulate of New York, (September 21, 2006 to October 7, 2006), New York, NY
2005 “Heritage,” JAMCAAR, (June 17, 2005 to July 25, 2005), New City, NY 
2005 “Inverted Interpretations,” Feinstein Art Gallery, (March 12, 2005 to April 18, 2005), Westchester, NY
2004 “Flip,” Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, (April 21, 2004 to May 5, 2004), Los Angeles, CA