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Creativity is the language of my people."

Jocelyn Marie Goode

Artist Bio Highlights

Jocelyn Marie Goode aka SuperGoode, n.1981, born in Boston, MA, fourth-generation raised in Southeast Jamaica Queens, New York, currently based in East Harlem, mom of two teen sons is a multidisciplinary and award-winning artist, educator, entrepreneur and researcher.


  • Prep for Prep, XVI

  • Attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights from the 8th grade thru senior year, 1999.

  • Double-majored in Fine Arts and French, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Amherst College in 2003.

  • Studied as a domestic exchange student at Spelman College during the spring semester of her junior year, in 2002.

  • Relocated to Oakland, California in 2004.

  • Attend the San Francisco Art Institute, earning a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting in 2005.

  • Next, added an Professional Designation Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design, with an emphasis on Brand Marketing for fashion and entertainment from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, CA.

  • Graduated with magna cum laude honors once again and won the Design Student of the Year in Graphic Design in 2009

  • That year, won a national student design competition hosted by JCPenney leading to the production and distribution of her reusable bag design for Earth Day in 2009.

  • Most recently, in 2023 completed a UX/UI Design bootcamp with aspirations of pursuing a pivot career as User Experience Researcher in the near future.


  • Painting with acrylics, oils, inks and gouache

  • Bodypainting, face painting and accessory design

  • Drawing with charcoal, graphite, pastels

  • Digital photography, photo retouching and video editing

  • Mural design and painting

  • Speed portraiture and live painting

  • Digital illustration, digital painting, 2D animation

  • Logo design, book design, apparel graphic design

  • Mobile app design

  • Roller-skate dance performing


  • Specialized in creating Restorative Justice-based arts education curricula, grant writing and program management

  • Ran a freelance design consultancy, J.Goode Creative Branding for 8-years providing branding, marketing, web design and promotional campaigns services to start-ups and small businesses

  • Taught incarcerated and adjudicated teens and young adults at juvenile justice and probation centers in San Francisco, Brooklyn and Harlem 

  • Taught for one year, Desktop Publishing and Experimental Typography as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York

  • Selected to be a Project Manager for Juma Ventures in San Francisco and launched a 2-million-dollar pilot program in financial literacy, contributing to the opening of 200 IDA accounts for students from low-income backgrounds.

  • Held positions including Associate Director, Program Manager, Teaching Artist and Contracted Artist with non-profits such as -

    • The Imagine Bus Project

    • College Track

    • George Jackson Academy

    • Creative Art Works

    • Groundswell

    • Artbridge

    • Uptown Grand Central

    • Brownsville Community Justice Center

    • No Longer Empty

    • Rochdale Village Community Center

    • Cornerstone Community Center

    • Artistic Noise

    • York College

    • Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

  • Established and operated her own non-profit from 2015-2018, CultureCocoa ArtHouse, Inc., addressing youth unemployment through creative entrepreneurship and led partnerships with CBOs to provide free and accessible art and business opportunities. 

  • Trained youth apprentices and completed three murals in the "Queens Hip-Hop Legacy Mural Series" from 2015-2017

  • Founded the African American Roller-Skate Museum, with a "Culture as the Cure" mission to "curate roller-skate culture through the lens of the black experience--mixing it with fashion, art, music and dance" debuted in beta in 2021.


  • Performed as a roller-dancer in the Discoasis, a 4-month roller-skate immersive experience produced by Nile Rodgers in Wollman Rink Central Park the summer of 2022.

Artist Statement

"Imagination is one of the most powerful human gifts, yet for so many, it is crushed, suffocated and silenced as people grow up in a society that places a premium on logic, reality and money.


My role as an artist is to create works and maintain a practice that permits me to stimulate the imaginations of others--producing art and experiences that inspire, validate, amaze and provoke thoughts.


When we activate and embrace our imaginations, we are empowered to have visions of new possibilities, and can then work to manifest them and change the world for the better. Celebrating the beauty I see in my community, my city and my heritage with the hopes of shifting the perspectives of those who view my works and bring them to a place of increased emotional sensitivity is also an objective of my art.


I work fluidly across disciplines including painting, photography, animation, digital design, bodypainting, drawing, textiles and performance into my processes.


Being an example of self-belief, dynamism, positivity and resilience representing alternative pathways of expression and success for the next generation is also a key part of my role as an artist."


2019 “The Fish of Fishtown”, Craft Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2017 “SkinColor”, The Tea Room, Brooklyn, NY

2015 “Hollywood in Hijab”, Cut-N-Edge Barbershop, Saint Albans, NY

2011 “Private Beauty”, Chashama Gallery 161, Jamaica, NY

2011 “Black History Month Presentation”, NYC Small Business Services

Headquarters, NY, NY

2010 “Concerning the Crack”, African Center for Community

Empowerment, Saint Albans, NY

2009 “Black Women Rock”, Verse Sneaker Boutique, Oakland, CA

2005 “What They Did to De’Andre”, Java House, Oakland, CA

2004 “Year of the Woman”, Artistic Links Gallery, Atlanta, GA


2022, “Cloudy With A Chance of Brownsville”, 100ft x 25ft, Howard Houses

Brownsville, NY

2021, “Summer Girl Skate”, part of the Grand Central Mural Project, East

Harlem, NY

2019, “Philly’s First Ladies of Hip-Hop” 4th Hip-Hop Legacy Mural,

Philadelphia, PA

2018, "Say (halo)", Corporate Mural commissioned by Carvana, Lincoln Tech,

Philadelphia, PA

2018, "The Universal Wall", Southeast Jamaica, Queens, NY

2018, "Jamaica On The Move" Digital Art Mural commissioned by Greater

Jamaica Development Corporation, Queens, NY

2018, "York College Pride" Mural, assisted by Niajza Rios, York College

CUNY, Queens, NY

2017, "Queens Stand Up", 3rd Hip-Hop Legacy Mural with CultureCocoa

ArtHouse, Queens, NY

2016, “Mural MindPower”, 2nd Hip-Hop Legacy Mural with CultureCocoa

ArtHouse, Queens, NY

2016, “An Endless Moment In Time”, with CultureCocoa ArtHouse,

Queens, NY

2015, “Is That The Way It Is?”, 1st Hip-Hop Legacy Mural with CultureCocoa

ArtHouse, Queens, NY

2015, “Creative Keepers”, Mural with Creative Art Works, Isham Park Alley,

Inwood, NYC

2015, “Learning the Rhythm of Journey” Mural with Creative Art Works,

George Washington High School, Washington Heights, NY

2012, “The Art of Restorative Justice Mural in honor of Cheyenne Bell”,

co-directed with Malik Senferu and The Imagine Bus Project, SF.

Juvenile Justice Center, SF, CA

2012, “Fireworks: Traveling Interactive Art Mural”, Saint Albans, NY;

Washington Square Park, NY; Lake Merritt & Arroyo Park, Oakland, CA


2017-2018 W Hotel Union Square, Manhattan, NY

2010-2011 Studio LLC, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY


2019 “Women’s History Month Celebration”, Philadelphia School District.

Philadelphia, PA

2019 “Black History Month Celebration”, Philadelphia School District,

Philadelphia, PA

2018 “Pancakes and Booze”, Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018 "Queens Gotta Have It", Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning,

Queens, NY

2017 "SkinColor Premiere", The Tea Room, Brooklyn, NY

2016 “Remix Rememory”, Jamaica Coliseum Mall, Jamaica, NY

2014 “Hoodies UP”, National Black Theatre, Harlem, NY

2014 “Our Art, Our Legacy”, National Conference of Artists, Harlem,

New York

2013 “The Bearden 100: Twentieth Century American Master Romare

Bearden Centennial Tribute”, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2011 “Black History Month Exhibition”, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx. NY

2011 “dis(located)”, Art For Change, New York, NY

2011 “Year Zero”, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY

2011 “Harlem Fine Arts Show”, Riverside Church, New York, NY

2011 “Colors in Black”, Roy Wilkins Recreational Center, Queens, NY

2010 “Fall Faculty Show”, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY

2009 “Mi Tierra, Mi Corazon”, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2006 “9th International Competition”, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2004 “Imaging Energy”, Swissnex Building, San Francisco, CA.

2004 “SFAI Fall Post Baccalaureate Show”, Swell Gallery,

San Francisco, CA.

2004 “Surveillance”, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute,

San Francisco, CA.

2004 “Black Body Polity”, Apache Cafe, Atlanta, GA.

2003 “Senior Honors Thesis Show”, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College,

Amherst, MA.


2022-2023, Guaranteed Income For Artists, Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), New York, NY

2021, Bridging the Divide/City Artist Corps Grant with ArtBridge,

Brownsville, NY

2021, City Artist Corps Grant, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY

2020, New Work Grant, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY

2017, Citizens Committee for New York City Neighborhood Grant,

Queens, NY

2016, Citizens Committee for New York City Neighborhood Grant,

Queens, NY

2015, Queens Council on the Arts Community Engagement

Commissioning Grant, Queens, NY

2012, Oakland Cultural Funding Program Individual Artist Grant,

Oakland, CA

2010, Queens Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant, Queens, NY

2009, Graphic Design Award, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco, CA

2006, Amherst College Memorial Fellowship, Amherst, MA

2004, Savannah College of Art and Design Combined Merit Fellowship,

Savannah, GA

2003, Amherst College John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship, Amherst, MA

2002, Amherst College Alpha Delta Phi Fund, Amherst, MA

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