Carol Goebel


 Transformation and simplicity embody Goebel’s sculptures. She states, “I am interested in the transformative nature of art- in the use of materials, in the art making process, and in the psyche of the viewer. The use of “scrap metal” as a source of art supplies has inspired in her an excitement about the limitless possibilities of creating with society’s cast off objects. These objects have had a previous life and whisper stories of people who have used them- made them, touched them, worked with them, and discarded them. Goebel searches out rusty farm tools, cast iron parts, and bits of forged metal; cuts them up, and recombines them, welding new gestalts. Fusing these disparate pieces into a single compact whole by heating the parts until molten becomes an alchemic transmutation. As native peoples use the materials at hand, Goebel tries to express an intragral relationship between daily life and the natural environment.
In recent installations, Goebel invents new life forms. Starkly lyrical birds fly up and across a suggested horizon line running around the gallery walls. Twisting and torquing, wriggling and flying, these deftly balanced agglomerations attempt to propel themselves from the walls in a habitat that speaks of age and time and the endurance of material and spirit.

Carol Goebel


2007Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Fly Away”
2006Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, “Flying Migration”
2005Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Flying Home”
Square One Gallery, New York, NY, “Union Square Migration”
2003Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York , NY, “Recent Sculpture”
Ceres Gallery , New York , NY, “Upward Bound”
2001Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York , NY, “On the Move”
2000Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Moving On”
1998Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York , NY , “Moving Up”
Ceres Gallery,“Flyers & Swimmers; Creepers & Crawlers”, New York, NY
1997Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York ,NY , “Space Moves”
1995Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Rustbusters”
1992Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Iron Wills”
Queens Museum of Art at Bulova Center, Queens, NY, “Myth From Metal”
1990Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Tools of Transformation”
1989Broadway Windows, New York , NY, “Guardian Spirits”
1987Ceres Gallery , New York, NY, “Rust Never Sleeps”
1985Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Spirit Tools”
1979Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY
1975Open Studio, New York, NY, “Ceramic Sculpture”
1970Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2009Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Responsory: Take and Give”
2008Metropolitan College, New York, NY, “Alchemy”
1989Grand Windows, Grand Central Terminal, NYC, “Multiple Dwelling”
Manhattan Community College, NYC, “From Tool to Myth”
1986Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
1985Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, “Women Artists Series”
1976Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY


2009Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Shimmerings”
Institute for Women in Art, Rutgers University, NJ
2005Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, “Creatures”
2004Denise Bibro Fine Art/ Philadelphia International Art Fair, Philadelphia, PA
2003Denise Bibro Fine Art/The Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Ceres at 20 Birthday Duet”
2002Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, “Invitational: Gallery and Guest Artists”
2002Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Rental Sales Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “New York Collection 2001”
2001Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Rental Sales Gallery, Buffalo, NY, “New York Collection 2001”
2001Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, “Invitational Exhibition– Gallery & Guest Artists”
199980 Washington Sq.E. Gallery, NYC, “Small Works”, University juror: Ronald Feldman
1998Kunstlerforum, Bonn , Germany, “The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts”
Butler Gallery, Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY, “With a Different Voice”
AQA Gallery,Forest Hills, NY,“Flora & Fauna: Life on the Edge”
Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY, “A Salon Invitational”
1997Project Hope, Peekskill, NY, “Light and Shadow”
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, “Group Invitational Gallery Artists”
Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, “Death, Dying and Mourning”
1996Rutgers U., Mason Gross School Galleries, NJ, “Women Artists Series, 25 Years”  
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, “Summer Invitational”
Visual Arts Program, St. Mark’s Church-In-The-Bowery, NYC, “L. x W. x H. = ?”
1995Writer’s Place, Kansas City, MO, “Recycling with Imagination: ART FROM DETRITUS II”
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, “In 3 Dimensions: Women  Sculptors of the ‘90s”
Nabisco Gallery, East Hanover, NJ, “Lost and Found”
1994Krasdale Gallery, Bronx, NY, “Doubly Talented”
1993One Main Sculpture Space, Brooklyn, NY, “Like a Circle ‘Round the Sun”
1992Raritan Valley Community College, NJ,“Materiality Revisited”
Prince St. Gallery, New York, NY, “Diversity and Vision I”
Art Lab Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, SI, NY, “Diversity and Vision II”
AIR, Ceres, and Soho 20 Galleries, New York, NY, “Voices for Choice”
Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, “Hail Columbia”
Krasdale Gallery, Bronx, NY
Ceres Gallery, New York, “In the Pursuit of Peace”
Gallery 128, New York, NY, “Know Peace/No Peace”
Soho 20, New York, NY, “Black Listed/ Whitewashed/ Red-Handed”
1990Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY,“8×8”
Arregui Hsai Fine Art, Coral Gables, Florida “Emerging Talent”
Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ,“Bad Girls”
1989Performance, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, “A Call for the Survival of Our Children”
Krasdale Gallery, Bronx, NY
Arregui Hsai Fine Art, Coral Gables, Florida, “Inaugural”
1988Ceres, Curated by Corinne Robins, “Outrageous Women”
1987Ceres, New York, NY, “The Personal is Political”
1986Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY,“Public Vision/Public Monuments”
Ceres, New York, NY, “The Heroic Female: Images of Power”
Miami Art Museum, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
1985AIR Gallery Invitational Exhibition, New York, NY
1984AIR Gallery, New York, NY, “Women Artists of the 80’s: New Talent”
Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY, “Out of Context”
1984AIR Gallery Invitational Exhibition, New York, NY
1983AIR Gallery Invitational Exhibition, New York, NY
1982AIR Gallery Invitational Exhibition, New York, NY
1981AIR Gallery Invitational Exhibition, New York, NY
1981Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Project Union Square, New York, NY


Catskill Mountain Region Guide, Sept., 2004 “Artist Feature Section” Catskill Mountain Foundation, p. 46
The Affordable Art Fair Catalogue, Featured image: “Percher” October/November 2003
ARTNews, February 2002, “Carol Goebel: Denise Bibro” by Arlene McKanic, p. 128
An Anthology of New (American) Poets, edited by Lisa Jarnot, Leonard Schwartz, and Chris Stroffolino, Talisman House Publishers, Jersey City, NJ., Cover Art: Carol Goebel, Arching Flyer, 1996, steel, 33x26x9”
In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the ‘90s. Catalogue, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, by Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, 1996, p. 55 & 68
The Newark Star-Ledger, June 11, 1995, “Cast-off Objects Recycled” by Eileen Watkins
The Courier News, About Art, May 7, 1995, “Found Art” by Ralph Bellantoni
GEO supplement, February 1993, “Ceres Gallery” p. 45
Women: Diversity & Vision, Catalogue, Art Lab Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center. 1992, p.6.
New York Newsday, April 28, 1992, “Art in Queens”, p.53
New York Newsday, April 19, 1992, “What and Where”
Downtown Express, December 9, 1991, “Choice Voices; From Artist to Planned Parenthood”, by Diane Weber, p.8
The New York Times, August 4, 1991, “In White Plains , Krasdale Provides Views of City Life” by William Zimmer, p.18
Manhattan Arts, June-August 1991, “In Pursuit of Peace” p. 15
M/E/A/N/I/N/G #8 Nov. 1990, “Why We Need ‘Bad Girls’ Rather Than ‘Good’ Ones!” by Corrine Robins p. 47
The New York Times, March 11, 1990, “Personal Mythology as a Common Bond” by Helen A. Harrison
The New York Times, March 4, 1990, “Two Shows, ‘Bad Girls’ & ‘Personal Visions’” by Vivien Raynor
Postmortem, November 1990, Miami Beach , Florida , “Arregui Hsai Group Show”, p. 8
Arts Magazine, Carol Goebel by Joan Marter, Oct. 1987, p. 96
1985-1986 Women Artists Series Catalogue, Douglass College , Rutgers University , p.5
New Haven Register, “Sculpture at Erector Square ” by Shirley Gonzalez, p. D-8
Miami University Art Alumni Exhibition, Catalogue 1986
Women Artists of the 80’s: New Talent, 1984, pp. 14-15
Out of Context, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, 1984, p. 12
Artists Choice, Women in the Arts, 1976, p. 15
Ceramics Monthly, June 1976, p. 89
New York Art Yearbook, Noyes Publ., 1976, p. 40


1994Aromatherapy, Personal Journey Through Your Senses, Illustrator, Carnegie Press p.36-37
“Should We Start Co-op’-erating?” Panelist, “Artists Talk On Art” Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
“Discarded/Recycled”, Panel Co-Chair, Nat. Conv. Women’s Caucus for Art, Chicago
1990“Tools of Transformation”, text by Stephen Westfall
1987“Rust Never Sleeps”, C. Goebel, by Corinne Robins
1985“Heart Cog”, Limited Edition Postcard, Purgatory Pie Press
1984“Where Have We Been; Where Are We Going?” Panelist, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
1975“The Nine/Plus or Minus”, An Artists Cooperative


2003Coordinator, “Ceres at 20 Birthday Duet” Ceres, New York, NY
1996Curator, “L. x W. x D. = ?”, Two Part wall sculpture exhibition, Visual Arts Program
1996Curator, “L. x W. x H. = ?” St. Mark’s Church-in-the Bowery, New York, NY
1996-88Steering Committee, Ceres, New York, NY
1996-73President, Dutch Girl Painters Inc.
1996-89Board of Directors, NY Women’s Caucus for Art
1995-90Vice President, NY Women’s Caucus for Art
1993Coordinator, “Women and Health” at A.I.R., Denise Bibro, Ceres, Soho 20
1992-88President, Ceres
1991Coordinator, “Voices for Choice” exhibitions at A.I.R., Ceres, Soho 20
1990-88Treasurer, NY Women’s Caucus for Art


1970MFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1968BFA Miami University, Oxford, Ohio