Goatmother Industrial

Visual Artist


Who is Goatmother Industrial?

Goatmother Industrial is an art producing entity based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Established in 2003, it serves as an identifying moniker for numerous art and sound related activities by artist Mark Rice. Originally based in Bloomington, Indiana, Rice took the title with him to the East Coast in 2009, where he has since attained his Masters of Fine Arts in printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is on an 11-month artist residency at Hub-Bub, an art gallery and performance space located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Aside from his visual and conceptual art pursuits, Rice is noted as a talented drummer, who has performed and recorded with a host of musical groups including: Magnolia Electric Company, the Impossible Shapes, the Coke Dares, and Early Day Miners, among others. In 2009, his one-man-band, Thit, a more personal musical endeavor, began showing signs of activity, and thus became a unifying “brand” for subsequent audio works, sound experiments, and handmade audio devices.

Rice’s work, and the Goatmother Industrial tag are both deeply tied to Bloomington, Indiana, and the city’s Art Hospital non-profit art space.

The Art Hospital, of which he was a co-founder, was an artist-run non-profit art and music space that featured on-site studios. The revolving cast of Hospital artists had biannual staff exhibitions in both Bloomington and Indianapolis, even swapping shows with the members of Big Car Gallery in Indianapolis in 2008.

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