DARREN GOINS (born 1984, North Carolina) lives and works in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Goins received his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009. Goins’ most recent work has been in motion pictures where he has designed and fabricated objects for the David O. Russel feature, Amsterdam and costumes for Star Wars: The Mandalorian series. Selected solo art exhibitions include A Warm Screen, The Newsstand Project, Los Angeles, CA, 2019; Operands, Johannes Vogt, New York, NY, 2018; (Real Evening Buoyancy), Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles, CA, 2017; Command Shift 4, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2015; Trinodal Host, Whitcher Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2014; Continuous Glissando, Hap Gallery, Portland, OR, 2014; and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, Germany, 2015; Multiplicity, Invisible Exports, New York, NY, 2014; and Transparency, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2014. Goins has been an artist in residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York, NY; he has received commissions from the New York Department of Transportation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY, and Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC for large-scale site-specific public works.
Goins has worked with and assisted artists Richard Serra, Alma Allen, and Mary Miss. In those positions, and in Goins’ own personal studio, he has skills and experience in programming and operating 6-axis robotic systems, writing G-codes and cut paths for 3D rendered objects, CNC machines, vinylcutting machines, designing and building mold systems for casting objects.