Gustavo Gody: Visual Arts

Hannah Cho

Gustavo Godoy, a prominent sculptor whose art has been displayed in galleries and exhibitions nationally and internationally, will teach 3-D Art and Ceramics at the Upper School this year.

As a kid, Godoy said he enjoyed using his hands, whether it was fixing bikes or building forts.

With the skills he acquired when he was younger, Godoy was able to draw inspiration for his art.

“I wasn’t afraid to get my hands dirty and use tools, and the basic skills I learned as a kid perfectly complimented my desire to make art,” Godoy said. “With sculpture, I got to be a problem solver and take advantage of my ability to make things.”

Godoy had been interested in Harvard-Westlake for many years.

Godoy took the job after browsing the Harvard-Westlake website and finding out that the school was looking for someone to teach sculpture and ceramics.