Project Description

Raphaëlle Goethals

b. 1958, Brussels, Belgium
moved to the United States in 1981
lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Focusing on painting as a space of exploration, Raphaëlle Goethals has worked with wax, resin and pigments as her signature medium for over twenty years. She established her own vocabulary in the form of distinctive groups of paintings, which evolved concurrently. Place and process are integral to the works of the artist; who is known for her signature layered encaustic and pigment abstractions comprised of multiple thin layers brushed, scraped and burnished to a smooth and subtle finish. Her uniquely translucent surfaces exist at the intersection of the contemplative and the sensual. As a verbal and cultural surimposition, the discreet presence of the grid anchors us in present time: an unapologetic nod to modernism and the vocabulary of painting, it coexists here with vast, glowing, luminous surfaces.

Embarking on a conceptually rigorous journey, yet trusting an intuitive sense of rightness and acknowledging the inescapable history of the medium, Goethals is interested in a blurring of boundaries. In opposition to the “tabula rasa” necessary to the early modernists, her practice is about integration and distillation, and reinvesting the constituents of Painting. The internalized landscape is reduced to its minimal resonance: the sound of the wind, the dust on a windshield, and the further abstracted notion of nature.

Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, Raphaëlle Goethals came to the United States in 1981 to further her formal education at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Attracted to the vastness of the landscape and the quality of light, she relocated to New Mexico in 1994 where she developed her mature painting style. Through her career she has been featured in Art in America, Art News, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and Luxe magazine amongst others. She is represented in distinguished permanent collections in the United States and abroad, including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, the Boise Art Museum, the Grace Museum, as well as numerous corporate and private collections.

EDUCATION
1983
Otis Art Institute, Associate of Arts Degree, Los Angeles, California
1980
Ecole Le SeptanteCinq, Bachelor of Fine Arts, honors, Brussels, Belgium
1976
Centre des Arts Decoratifs, Brussels, Belgium

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
upcoming July) Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe NM
2019
Thinking of a Place, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2018
Biculturalism in Contemporary Art- Wanxin Zhang and Raphaelle Goethals, Turner Carroll gallery Santa Fe, NM
2018
John Henry and Raphaelle Goethals, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN
2017
Dust Stories: Tales of the Land, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
2017
Turbulences, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2016
Echoes, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2014
Gwynn Murrill and Raphaëlle Goethals, William Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT
2013
Massive Silence, Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston, TX
2013
Anamnesis, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID, catalogue, essay by William Peterson
2012
Dust Stories, William Siegal gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012
Dust stories, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
2012
Dust Stories, Elins Eagle Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009
From Here On, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008
Adrift, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2007
Quiescence, Lemmons Contemporary, New York City, NY
2005
Mnemosyne, Elins Eagle Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Borealis, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2004
Borealis, Linda Durham Gallery, New York City, NY
2003
Reclaiming Territory, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002
New Work, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2001
Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
2001
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2001
Blurred Boundaries, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, catalogue with essay by Ron Bernier
1999
Lumens, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM, catalogue, essay by Arden Reed
1997
Reasons for Praying to an Empty Altar, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
1997
Erickson and Elins Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995
Towards Reconciliation with Beauty, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020
Abstract, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2020
Pigments, Bentley Gallery Phoenix, AZ
2019
San Jose Museum Art Auction, San Jose, CA
2019
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle WA
2019
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2019
Light and Shadow, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2018
TWO x TWO for Arts and Aids: Twenty years, the Rachovsky House, Dallas, TX
2018
Color VI, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2018
The Spectrum of Women, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2018
Dallas Art Fair, Turner Carroll Gallery
2018
Seattle Art Fair, Gail Severn Gallery
2017
Preview 2017, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2017
Dallas Art Fair, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2016
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
2016
Art San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (also 2018 and 2017)
2016
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2015
Art San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2015
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
2015
Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015
Preview 2015, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2015
Color and Form as metaphor, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2014
Caio Fonseca, Raphaëlle Goethals, Robert Treat, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2012
Eastern traditions, Western expression, the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2012
The Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California
2011
Commence: a philosophical détente, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011
Gallery Artists, Gallery 212, Aspen, CO
2011
Marks and Conversations, Gail Severn gallery, Ketchum, ID
2010
Gallery Artists, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
2010
Thirty years of collecting: recent gift to the museum, Scottsdale MOCA, AZ
2010
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010
Contemporary Highlights, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010
SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2008
Art Miami, Miami, FL
2008
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008
Silver Lining, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008
SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2007
Order in Motion, Lemmons Contemporary, New York, NY
2007
Richard Nonas, Linda Flemmings, Raphaelle Goethals, Lemmons Contemporary New York, NY
2005
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2005
New Acquisitions, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2005
San Francisco International Art Fair, Elins Eagle Smith Gallery, CA
2005
Surface, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2004
New Directions, Lucas de Bruycker Fine Art, Ghent, Belgium
2004
San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2004
SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2004
Art Chicago, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2003
The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Gallery Artists, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
2003
Art Chicago, exhibited by Linda Durham Contemporary Art and Fay Gold Gallery
2003
Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, exhibited by Fay Gold Gallery
2003
The Armory Show, exhibited by Fay Gold Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Gallery Artists, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
2003
San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Fassbender Gallery
2003
Group show, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2002
New Faces, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2002
Surface IV, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2002
Art Chicago 2002, exhibited by Fay Gold Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002
Rocky Mountain Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
2001
Between the lines, Bushlen Mowatt gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2001
Six in the City, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2001
New paintings and works on paper; Keith Jacobsen, David Shapiro and Raphaëlle Goethals, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2001
Art Chicago 2001, Chicago, IL
2001
Art Miami 2001, Miami Beach, FL (also 2000)
2000
Art Chicago 2000, exhibited by Linda Durham Contemporary Art,
2000
Chicago, IL (Also 1999, 1998, 1997 and 1996)
2000
Surface, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2000
Abstraction, Hot and Cool, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
1999
Three New Mexico Artists, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
1999
San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA (also 2000)
1999
SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, to benefit SITE Santa Fe, NM
1999
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1998
San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA
1998
Ida y Vuelta, Musée Denys Puech, Rodez, France; Catalogue
1997
State of the Questions, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1997
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA (also 1996)
1997
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1995
Synesthesia: A Collaboration, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, and OffSite, Santa Fe, NM
1995
Visions of Excellence, Albuquerque, NM
1994
Studio B7, Santa Fe, NM
1994
Visions of Excellence, Albuquerque, NM
1993
The Site, Praxis, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Summer Salon, Spirit, Santa Fe, NM
1992
Community Wellness Art Auction, Venice, CA
1992
Westminster Art Space, Venice, CA
1991
International LA, Directors’ Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Gallery Five, Santa Monica, CA
1989
Faultline, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Salon des Independents, Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Attack Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985
Farewell to the Bridal District, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Art in Embassies program
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
Museum of Fine arts, Santa Fe, NM
Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
New Mexico State University Museum, Las Cruces, NM
Albers Enterprises, Oakland, CA
Paul Allen Collection, Seattle, WA
Mitchell Brown, Scottsdale, AZ
De Fay Aviation, Las Vegas, NV
Blue Oak Capital, Palo Alto, CA
Blue Star Properties, Chicago, IL
Chesterman Company, Sioux City, IA
Carolyn Eason Collection
Daniel and Daun Dees, Aspen, CO
Linda Givon, South Africa
Henis Technologies, St. Louis, MO
Henry Heuser, Louisville KY
Hewlett Packard, San Francisco, CA
Holdenried Collection, Grünwald, Germany
Hutchinson Telephone, MN
Herstand Collection, FL
Kennedy Group, TX
Lincoln National Corporation
McMannis Collection, San Jose, CA
Manulife Wood Logan, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA
NB Design Group, Seattle, WA
Propel Insurance, Tacoma, WA
Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach, FL
Regent Bal Harbor, FL
Ring and Associate, Douglas Ring, Los Angeles, CA
ydley Austin LLP, Dallas, TX
Topfer collection, Austin, TX
Time Warner, NY
United Health Care, NY
Ruth Ziegler, New York, NY
US Department of State
Winston and Strawn LLP, Dallas, TX
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Stephen A. Wynn Collection, Las Vegas, NV
SELECTED PRESS
2014
Kelly, Megan. Composition and Intention, Nashville Art Magazine, October 2014
2013
Peterson, William. Anamnesis , catalog essay, 2013
2012
Artpinions, May 10th, 2012
2012
La Palma, Marina. Dust Stories, THE magazine, October 2012
2012
Helander, Bruce. THE magazine, November 2010
2009
Sardy, Marin. Critical reflections, THE magazine, October 2009
2004
Indyke, Dottie. The Arts, The Albuquerque Journal, April 2004
2004
Indyke, Dottie. Art News, June 2004
2001
Bernier, Ronald. Blurred Boundaries, catalog essay, 2001
2001
Laget, Mokha, Below the surface, the Santa Fe Reporter, March 14th, 2001
2001
Pagel, Anne. Art and Entertainment, State paper.com, November 21st 2001
1997
McCloud, Kathleen. Her Own Call to Prayer, The New Mexican: Pasatiempo Magazine, September 26, 1997
1997
McCloud, Kathleen. Not about answers, The New Mexican. Feb. 28, 1997
1999
New American Painting, number 24, November 1999
1999
New Millennium II, New Mexico Press
1999
Arté Contemporary, summer 1999
1999
Brandauer, Aline. Ida y Vuelta, catalog essay, 1999
1999
Carlisle, Susanna. Critical Reflection, THE Magazine, October 1999
1999
Frérot, Christine. Art Nexus, No31, February-April 1999
1999
Reed, Arden, Paradoxes of the visible, catalogue essay, July 1999
1999
Stapley, Caprice. Realism in the abstract, The Kansas City Star, 1999
1995
Armitage, Diane. Critical Reflection, THE Magazine, Dec. 1995
1994
Collins, Tom. Art Stuff, The Santa Fe Reporter, July 11, 1994

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