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Andrew Goss: Biography

THIS IS A BRIEF SUMMARY of my background.

I share a studio-workshop with Sandra Noble Goss in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It is our seventh studio in over 40 years of full-time jewellery and metalwork. Over that time I have sold my work across Canada and in the United States, producing a range of jewellery: from one of a kind art pieces to production work in silver, bronze, brass, and other materials. I also use concrete: both in jewellery and in sculpture.

Technically, I work in a variety of ways, mostly hand fabrication: sawing, forging, folding, soldering, etching and so on. I also use a hydraulic press, fusion welding, bending and cutting brakes, along with other machinery when it serves a purpose.

I tend to work from sketches, although sometimes I work directy with the metal or concrete, gaining inspiration from simplifying forms or learning about new techniques and materials.

  • George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario. 1971-73. Diploma of Jewellery Arts.
  • Hornsey College of Art, London, England. 1970-71. Jewellery.
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 1968-69. 1962-65. Bachelor of Arts. (English)

Since 1970, my jewellery, metalwork and concrete has been shown in over 100 exhibitions, ranging from solo to invitational group shows. I have been in 10 two-person shows with Sandra Noble Goss including Lynda Greenberg Gallery in Ottawa in October 1994 and May 1996, Prime Gallery in Toronto in 1993, and a solo show at Prime in 1999, the Tom Thomson Gallery in 2003, Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa, 2005, and David Kaye Gallery, 2008. Invitational shows have included showings in the Electrum Gallery in London, England (1988), Schwabisch Gmund in Germany (1988), Galerie Aurus in Paris, France (1995) and many in Toronto, Canada.

  • David Kaye Gallery, Queen Street West, Toronto
  • The Guild Shop, Toronto
  • Metalworks, 352 King Street East, Kingston
  • Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Quebec
  • L. A. Pai Gallery, 13 Murray Street, Ottawa
  • Tom Thomson Gallery, 1st Ave West, Owen Sound
  • Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, ON (seasonal)
  • MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Molcaster Street, Barrie, ON
  • Village Studios, 24 Downie Street, Stratford, ON
  • Marten Arts Gallery, Bayfield, ON
  • Vancover Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • Once in a Blue Moon, Martha's Vineyard, MA, USA (seasonal)

I am the recipient of several awards for my work, including the Ontario Arts Council, the Metal Arts Guild, the Ontario Crafts Council and the Canada Council. I am also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, RCA.

My sculptural work is in several collections including Rolex Watch Company of Canada, USB Bank (Canada) and the Department of External Affairs (Canadian Embassy, Berlin).

~Andrew Goss

Last update: September 2015.