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Nemo Gould (b. October 3, 1975) is an American artist and sculptor known widely for his kinetic found-object sculpture as well as two-dimensional graphic work. Much of his work presents whimsical aluminum and wooden robotic and sci-fi creatures of as-yet unnamed and threatening genus and species. He cites Clayton Bailey as an early and inspirational influence.
Gould was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Nevada City, California. He earned his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1998, the Alma Mater of both of his parents, potter Linda Webb Elfert and ceramic artist and sculptor Arthur Gould. Nemo Gould holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of California-Berkeley. His work has been shown at the San Jose Museum of Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Arizona Museum for Youth
Gould was chosen in 2007 as an Artist in Residence at San Francisco Recycling and Disposal, Inc.’s Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center, an honor and opportunity highly coveted among the Bay Area’s found object artists, who are given free access to the tons of consumer detritus collected daily at the dump.
Nemo Gould lives in Oakland, California with his wife Nancy Leung.
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