RAiR | 1975-76 & 2003-04

Ben Goo

Sculptor Ben Goo (1922-2017) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. After attending the Honolulu Academy of Art, he received his BFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City then his MFA at the State University of Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. In 1954-55 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy in the field of Industrial Design and Sculpture. While in Italy he designed furniture in the architectural firm of Studio Architetti BBPR and studied sculpture with Marino Marini at the Brera Academy of Fine Art, Milan Italy. His work in sculpture, painting and design has been shown in universities, galleries and museums across the United States. As a Professor of Art at Arizona State University in Phoenix from 1966, Ben developed and coordinated the sculpture program at the university and retired in 1983 as a Professor Emeritus.