Nosego and ‘Nomad’ Video

<p><a href=”″>Yis “Nosego” Goodwin Paints a Mural in Fort Wayne, Indiana</a> from <a href=”″>Kaygraphic</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Just got a great shout out from Street Art News.

Nosego New Mural – Fort Wayne, Indiana

Thank you everyone for the support of public art in Fort Wayne. More to come.



ArtScene for “Biological Canvas” was a hit

Thank you everyone for your support and genuine questions/interest. We all had a great time after the talk as well hanging out afterwards at the 1835 Bldg. Great conversations and high-fives were had by all.

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“Nomad” By Yis Goodwin AKA Nosego

The ArtScene was this last weekend and while Yis Goodwin was in town. Yis was kind enough to bestow Fort Wayne with an amazing mural to help promote “Biological Canvas” and art in general. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to the next time.

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The tools for the mural
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The blank wall


Exhibits FWMoA

‘Biological Canvas’


Everything is coming together and I hope to see you all out on April 5th at 6 for the ArtScene with Yis Goodwin, Justin Henry Miller, and I. Food, booze, and good times will be had.


“Biological Canvas” is coming

I am proud to announce my newest curatorial endeavor, “Biological Canvas” at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The exhibit opens on  March 15th and will be up till  June 22nd.


I will let the FWMoA summarize the exhibit for me since they put it so eloquent:

This is the second exhibition guest curated by the contemporary art curator Josef Zimmerman, the man who traveled the country in search of the most the eye-popping, chromatically adventurous contemporary art for the group show Brilliant Optics. This time, Zimmerman has discovered another intriguing trend in contemporary art: the tendency to reference biology—animals, natural processes, human systems, and other elements of the natural world—in the context of contemporary culture.   Three artists leading this trend will be featured in this exhibition: Yis “Nosego” Goodwin, Justin Miller, and Scott Teplin, all who push the boundaries of graphic manipulation of organic subjects.

Scott Teplin
Scott Teplin

Yis Goodwin

Yis Goodwin
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The “Grawlix” show is done and we all had a great time with it. A video will be up shortly but for now here are some shot of my installation from the show followed by card information and artist statement.

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Josef Zimmerman

I Am Not Saddened With My Wasted Youth Or My Impotent Body Unable To Escape

Wood, glass, steel, plexi-glass, Blaptica dubia cockroaches, water, dirt, and other items from youth

Made possible with contributions from Anthony Mauricio and Carly Sorge.

This was the easiest prison to escape. Put in there by family for their own good.  The smell of chalk dust, blinders of matte black, and muffled hums. This world was mine for years as a child to curb my restlessness.

The idea was to isolate/dampen the senses. Without outside distractions you could focus and learn better. The truth was it trapped me with my mind alone. It was the real enemy not the outside world. The things I learned from this was not found in the books I was given.

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“Red Tides of the Mind” is up and done

My recent solo exhibit is up and running. It was a beast of new challenges and processes. I am happy with the out come and will now move right into the next project.

Here is a few pictures of the pieces. Please visit the Finished Work page to view more.



Grawlix, need I say more


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Updates About Updates

The weeks roll by and projects come and go without proper documentation or realization.  Here comes a major text heavy post full of all sort of bits of news.


As an exercise as a curator I have been working with other galleries to get a feel for what and how they work. Wunderkammer Gallery is the next institution in this process.  The title of the exhibit is ‘Grawlix.’ The show title is defined as such:


grawlix (plural grawlixes or grawlix)
  1. A spiral-shaped graphic used to indicate swearing in comic strips.  [quotations ▼]
  2. A string of typographical symbols, especially “@#$%&!”, used (especially in comic strips) to represent an obscenity or swearword.
  3. A series of violence related images in a speech bubble to represent obscenity or swearwords

The theme behind the show rotates around the frustration that artists feel in and around their art. That frustration could be focused at themselves, their art, the viewer, or the world.

I will be participating as an artist in this exhibit as well. I have been working on an installation that has been in my brainpan for awhile. More process shots and a video will be coming shortly.

‘Grawlix’ will open on October 25th at Wunderkammer from 7 to 10 with a performance by Heaven’s Gateway Drugs at 9.

Red Tides of the Mind:

With all the hustle of the curating/travel/day job I have realized that a solo show of my work has been absent for quite some time. Worry not reader. The wait is over. On November 11th at Dash-in I will be displaying my latest work ‘Red Tides of the Mind.’ The exhibit will have several new processes that I have been working on.  Working on the frames, scanning film, and making hard decisions. More to come

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Collaboration and Exercises:   

In an attempt to exercise my brain I have been collaborating with Dave Lough. Four canvases were constructed and rules for exchanging the pieces put in place. The experiment has been a helpful release and assisted in letting me play without begin to serious. This team-up may or may not result in an exhibit. That is a minor detail in what is really happening with this project. Here is a piece that has been passed back and forth several time and getting ready to go under the knife again.

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Fort Wayne Museum of Art:

The last and hardest item to discuss is my upcoming exhibits with the FWMoA.  Several exhibits are in the works and the gears are all turning in the right direction. That is all I can say at the moment. Stay tuned for more.

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