Malcolm Goff’s work is a unique blend of abstraction and social realism. In speaking about his work he says, “ I try to balance the things that are important in life. My work often relates to my sense of justice, peace, and a reverence for humanity. Therefore I must examine all aspects of our lives from joy to pain. This helps me understand the wholeness of life.”
With his artist mother as his first teacher, Malcolm learned drawing, painting, printmaking, and textile art at an early age. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Art Education with a concentration in Printmaking and a minor in Black Studies from SUNY New Paltz. Now residing in Durham, North Carolina, he has been an art educator in Durham Public Schools for eighteen years. He has been artist in residence at SeeSaw Studios, and the Co-founder of the West End Art Institute at Durham’s West End Teen Center. Published work includes artwork for the 2015 book, “Running for Hope” published by Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center, “Southern Exposure” magazine and “Justice Speaks” newspaper.
His work has been displayed in a show he organize at the Brecht Forum on NYCs West Village called "Kwiza: To Come," also an artist led one-person show at the World Cultural Center in Raleigh, NC, The New Orleans African American Museum, and the 2003 Spellman College Reparations Symposium, and 2007 United States Social Forum in Atlanta, GA. Goff’s work is also in the collection of the Capitol Broadcasting Company’s American Tobacco warehouse and several private collections.