About Me

Literary magazines typically request a short bio in the third person.

Here is mine:

JWGoll is a writer and artist working as a Patient Advocate at a large hospital in North Carolina. His stories are born of experiences as a photographer in Chicago, the Dakotas, and Central Europe. He has a degree in photography from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. As a sculptor and installation artist, he has been represented by galleries in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, New York, and Chapel Hill, NC.

That said, hello. In the first person. I have spent the bulk of my adult life as an artist of one kind or another. Here’s what I think I'm good at: pattern recognition, listening (usually), working with my hands, empathy, entertaining myself, and re-purposing just about anything: objects, images, words, ideas. My creative obsession: faith, of every sort, or the lack of it. Here is what I like: reading, walking, coffee. My biggest fantasy: an endless road trip with no destination. Please take a stroll around the site. Hope you enjoy. 


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