Jan Goodkin is a cross-disciplinary artist specialising in sculpture, installation and performance. With an MA in Art in Architecture, and a further postgraduate diploma in Architectural Stone Carving, Jan is primarily concerned with forms in their spatial context. She has undertaken commissions, notably for a carved grotesque for St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Within her own creative practice, Jan contemplates past lives, loss and survival, working with source materials and texts with which she feels an intense biographical connection. Jan has exhibited widely throughout her career; her work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally.
In addition, Jan is an accomplished singer. She performs sung works in spaces that have particular resonance. Jan has been a guest artist at exhibition launches at the Design Museum, where she devised and performed a sung ‘intervention’ in the John Pawson installation, and an innovative improvisation at the Wim Crouwel retrospective. She also participates in traditional recitals and concerts, most recently a performance of a new work for soprano, baritone and piano by Miriam Mackie ‘Still in this World’ at St James’s Piccadilly on remembrance Sunday 2014.
Jan Goodkin lives and works in London.