Bria Goeller is a multimodal artist and interdisciplinary educator dedicated to championing storytelling, fighting inequality through empathy, and facilitating social change through creative narration. With her art and workshops, she promotes the power of art to encourage openness and creates spaces for vulnerability.
She accepts portrait commissions, film and design requests, and content creation opportunities. She also teaches identity-based art workshops. She is currently based in San Francisco and is open to both local and remote work.
PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS, AND EXHIBITIONS
ART, DESIGN, AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Lullwater Review – 2019-2020
The Underground Magazine – Volume 21, Volume 22, and Volume 23)
DISoriented Travel Writing Edition – Spring 2018
MR. MA’AM Literary Magazine – 2017, 2018
National Academy of Medicine – Visualize Health Equity Permanent Online Gallery
Off the Coast Magazine – Summer 2016 issue
Alloy Literary Magazine – 2016, 2018
The Pulse: Anthology of the Arts – Volume VI
Photographer's Forum Best of College & High School Photography – 2014
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Junior Challenge gallery – 2014
National Arts Program – January 2015 (Featured Artist of the Week)
Scholastics Art & Writing Awards – 2015 (National Silver Key, 2 Regional Gold Keys, and 4 Regional Silver Keys)
Scholastics Art & Writing Awards – 2014 (Regional Gold Key)
Photographer's Forum 34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest – 2014 (Finalist)
Fine Arts League of Cary Exhibition – 2014 (2nd place)
Savannah College of Art and Design Junior Challenge – 2014 (Finalist)
North Carolina State Fair – 2014 (Gold Seal)
Raleigh Women's Club and Raleigh Junior Women's Club Art Competition – 2014 (1st regional level, 3rd district level)
Fine Arts League of Cary – 2014 (2nd place)
National PTA Reflections Contest – 2013-2014 (3rd place at county level)
The National Arts Program Duke Employee Art Contest – 2012 (1st place)
The Pulse: Anthology of the Arts – Symposium III 2015, IV 2016, V 2016, VI 2017, VII 2017, IX 2018, X 2019 (Atlanta, GA)
Emory University Career Center Gallery – 2019
South by Southwest® (SXSW®) – March 2019 Conference & Festival (Austin, TX)
Maggie's Neighborhood Bar & Grill Pop-Up Art Gallery 2019 (Atlanta, GA)
Relay for Life of Emory Main Event 2019 (Atlanta, GA)
The Pulse: Anthology of the Arts – Symposium III, IV, V, VI, VII, X (Atlanta, GA)
Media Literature Arts Outreach – 2017 Spooktacular Art Showcase, 2017 Tell Tale Art Exhibition, 2019 Final Exhibition (Atlanta, GA)
Emory Couchella – 2016, 2017, 2019 (Atlanta, GA)
Emory Dark Arts' – Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 Mental Health and Well Being Showcases (Atlanta, GA)
Alloy Literary Magazine – 2018 Art and Writing Exhibition (Atlanta, GA)
Emory University Cox Hall – 2017 Art Display (Atlanta, GA)
Emory Arts Underground – 2017 Weeks of Welcome Showcase, 2017 Revival Showcase, 2016 November Fall Gallery, City of Enlightenment 2016 (Atlanta, GA)
Emory College Council – Spring 2017, Fall 2017 CultureSHOCK Showcases (Atlanta, GA)
Emory Arts Club – 2015 Winter Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
Artsplosure – 2014, 2015 Exhibits (Raleigh, NC)
Fine Arts League of Cary – 2014 Exhibition (Cary, NC)
North Carolina Museum of Art – 2013 "Teens Inspired" Exhibit (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina State Fair – 2014, 2013 (Raleigh, NC)
Visual Arts Exchange – 2013 Exhibit (Raleigh, NC)
Cary Towne Center – 2012, 2013 Kaleidoscope exhibition (Cary, NC)
The National Arts Program – 2012 Duke Employee Art Show (Durham, NC)
The Quaker Literary Magazine
DISoriented Travel Writing Edition – Spring 2018
The Pulse: Anthology of the Arts – Volume VII, Volume VIII
Emory Feminists in Action Online Blog and Zine – Spring 2018
Boston University's Hoochie Media Project – 2018
Rainy Day – Volume XLVII, No.2, Fall 2017
Outrageous Fortune – Volume 8.2, Spring 2017
Indiana Review – Undergraduate Edition, 2016
Grace Abernethy Scholarship in Nonfiction – 2018
Annie Hall Writing Award: Critical/Theoretical Undergraduate Essay Contest – 2016 (first place)
Hobart Pulp Literary Magazine – 2018 and Online Gallery
Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference, Atlanta Marriott Marquis – 2019 (Video and interactive art instillation)
Campus MovieFest – 2016 (TOP 16 Red Carpet Finale)
Emory’s Campus Movie Festival – 2015 (2nd place)
North Carolina Department of Justice’s Stop Rx Abuse Contest – 2015 (honorable mention)
National Federation of Music – Gold Cup and Superior 3 in Piano
National Music Certification Program – Certificate of Excellence in Piano
Zhaohan Li: "Dear Bria, a Story About Art and Healing"
"... every time I talked with Bria, I always feel happy, warm and understanding some aspects of myself and world around me deeper. I chose three paintings of her to reconstruct three small chapters of life and three topics we discussed. First: about WE and THEM; Second: About us and us in others' eyes; Third: about vulnerability and healing."
Emory English/Creative Writing Department: "Winners-English Department and Creative Writing Program Contests and Scholarships"
"BRIA GOELLER: For her creative instincts, clear visuals and command of animated language to breath life into a house -- a vacation house -- that defined her youth, lives in her heart, and will comfortably take residence in the mind of any reader."
Emory Annual Report 2017: "Emory students transform art into action to help area nonprofits"
"Students worked with filmmaker William Feagins, Carolyn Aidman, associate director of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI), and William Sexson, senior advisor of UHI and neonatology professor at Emory University School of Medicine, to create a video. Working with the Community Teaching Garden, their goal was to increase education surrounding nutrition and provide access to fresh produce in low socio-economic neighborhoods of Atlanta."
Atlanta InTown: "Emory Art Works explores LGBT homelessness in new project"
"Art Works’ first project explores the role of collaborative art on the self-empowerment of LGBTQ youth in an Atlanta homeless shelter. Nguyen’s team includes writers Adna Jaganjac and Gaby Arifin; musicians Dan Martin and Erin Baker, steppers from Emory’s Ngambica step group, Ayana Bohanan and Kaela Kuitchuoua; and a filmmaker, Bria Goeller. Together they collaborate with homeless youth to help them tell their story."
VoyageATL: "Hidden Gems of Midtown: Bria Goeller"
"Today we’d like to introduce you to Bria Goeller. Thanks for sharing your story with us Bria. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
'I’m an artist and an educator, and I’m interested in connection – pursuing it, documenting it, and facilitating it.'"
C4 Atlanta: "Fall 2017 Hatch Training Intensive Artists Announced"
"Bria Goeller is passionate about art and social change. Bria works in a multitude of mediums including photography, film, 2D visual art, sound art, graphic design, creative writing and illustration/comics."
FreshU: "8 People Who Accomplished Big Things Their Freshmen Year of College"
"Goeller created a short film series called Art Works, which tells the stories of Atlanta’s LGBT+ youth. The first installment was posted in April of 2016. In addition, she had her work published in the summer 2016 edition of Off the Coast Magazine, an art and literary magazine published quarterly. Her artwork was also showcased at Emory’s Top 16 Red Carpet Finale."
Bon Appétit: "EMORY STUDENT INTERVIEWS DINING STAFF IN “BEAUTY IN THINGS UNSEEN” VIDEO"
"This video is my and our (if I may speak for the Emory community as a whole) way of showing gratitude to the Bon Appétit dining staff. There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing them laughing with one another, sharing stories with students, and building relationships. They truly do add to the beauty of our community, and I don’t think Emory would be the same without them. -Emory student Bria Goeller ’19"