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. There is always something deeper, and if I wait long enough and keep looking it becomes clearer. I try to 'paint with my eyes open,' responding to the medium and making what I discover more tangible as the glimpses come through—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. I love things that are not contrived, and I love following the leading of the Spirit and finding out what will happen next.