Lin Hixson &

Matthew Goulish

Lin Hixson & Matthew Goulish
Performance Artists
Chicago, IL
2009 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Evan Ziporyn.

Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish led the performance collaborative, Goat Island, from 1987 to 2009. Hixson received an MFA in 1980 from Otis Art Institute; Goulish received a BA from Kalamazoo College. Based in Chicago, Goat Island performed a personal vocabulary of movement that was dancelike and pedestrian, incorporating historical and contemporary issues. Hixson and Goulish have recently started a new entity, Every house has a door, to explore project-specific works that include intercultural collaborations. Hixson and Goulish teach at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and are visiting faculty at Stanford University.

Portrait photo courtesy the artists.
  • Artwork by Lin Hixson & Matthew Goulish
    Let us think of these things always. Let us speak of them never, performance by Every house has a door, 2009 (directed by Lin Hixson), pictured left to right: Matthew Goulish, Selma Banich, Mislav Cavajda, Stephen Fiehn; photo courtesy John Sisson
Artwork by Lin Hixson & Matthew Goulish