TEDxBoston

Nikolas Goodich

Luminous Public Artist

Nikolas Soren Goodich
b. Los Angeles 1969

Nikolas Soren Goodich has exhibited his paintings across the country since 1990 and in Europe since 2015. After studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 80s and late 90s, he received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in 2019. He is currently represented by Coagula Curatorial Gallery in Los Angeles and Chiefs and Spirits Gallery in The Hague, Netherlands.

At 53 years of age, he is a late bloomer having suffered for over a decade from a substance abuse problem which resulted in homelessness, during which time he was literally sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles. In his recovery he returned to university and finished the degree he had started in 1987. Clean and sober for over eight years, he is now making the visionary and ambitious one-of-a-kind luminous layered plexiglass and glass art he has dreamed of for decades.

His emerging luminous public art practice has gained the collaboration, support, and mentorship of top professionals in the public art space, including internationally renowned glass art pioneer Narcissus Quagliata, Jan Peters, director of Glasmalerei Peters Studios in Paderborn, Germany, Petra and Michael Mayer of Mayer of Munich, David Judson of Judson Glass in Pasadena, CA, Jeff Grantz, owner of DCL-Boston, a premier architectural public art fabrication company, Shelly Willis of Shelly Willis Consulting, and Sally Krauss of CODAworx.