Micah Goguen grew up in Central Georgia and obtained his Bachelors in Art and Art History and his Masters in Art Therapy from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. Residing currently in Macon, Ga., Micah focuses primarily on bringing art to the community and using art as a form of communication for those struggling to understand and cope with life situations. Goguen is a Certified GOLDEN Working Artist, SilverBrush Educator and an Ampersand Artist Ambassador.
Goguen produces work while teaching art to both adults and children. He also volunteers time at the local community center and works with adults in alcohol and substance recovery as well as uprooted and traumatized children. Goguen leads workshops in the Southeast United States. Using mural work, art for entertainment and art therapy for healing, Goguen collaborates with school systems, local shops, and non-profits to help unify and most importantly “spread a message”.
Micah’s own artwork conveys his interest in people as he uses a variety of media to create expressive portraits. Bold color choices and organic movement signify his style and you can most often expect a large confrontational composition that forces the viewer to take notice and interact. Identifying as a mixed media artist, Micah works in a range of media and teaches workshops in Oil and Acrylic Painting, Ceramics, Textiles and Drawing. He is working on several mural projects and also founded a group of artists who hang and display art in privately owned local businesses. Goguen teaches students atelier style in weekly classes in the Middle Georgia Area. The overall vision is to focus and rededicate back to a buy-local, shop-local mentality that strengthens community through unity and purpose.
Another interesting fact about Micah is that he volunteers time at the local community center where he works with adults in alcohol and substance recovery. He also works with uprooted and traumatized children. He is very involved in Art Therapy.