Past Artist In Residence
Northern Irish born Colin McGookin, has worked extensively as a photographer using the medium as a tool for recording events, documenting installations, researching source material, archiving his artwork and recently as an artistic medium in itself. He has a vast archive of photos dating from the mid 1970’s. McGookin has also effectively acted as a curator and facilitator on a number of exhibitions over the last two decades, in particular for Queen Street Studios. During his residency at 18th Street sponsored by the British Council, McGookin created the mural “Spiral Maze” as a collaborative project with the 5th grade class at the Canyon Elementary School in Santa Monica. His work has been exhibited at 18th Street in a one person presentation.