Chrys Corn Goodman grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and California State University Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) where she studied under Corban LePell and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art, cum laude. While attending CSUH, her love of realism morphed into a love of figurative abstraction and responding to the work as it evolves, often incorporating words and lyrics which so often hold deeper meaning.

There is always more going on in my work than I consciously intend when I begin. There is always something deeper. If I wait long enough and keep looking, it becomes clearer. I try to respond to my feelings and to the medium I am working with, making what I discover more tangible as what it wants to become starts to appear—striking a balance between what is seen and what is obscured, listening for the song that is trying to be heard, the words that need to be written, or the figure that wants to be revealed.

I like drawing, I like words, I like the way colors play with each other. I like things that are sublime and things that are balanced but not rigid, and the juxtaposition of realism and abstraction, clarity and ambiguity. I love things that are not contrived, and I love being led into mystery and finding out what will come of it.