This site features selected works by Jen Goya / Jennifer Goya-Smith.


Jennifer Goya is a Hawaii born and raised visual artist working with video, web, and audio/visual programming.  Her work delves into the relationship between time and memory and the multiple truths that can be interpreted from shared experiences.  Her interactive multimedia installation about Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death was honored with the John Young Award at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s 2021 Artists of Hawaii Now exhibition.  Her multimedia work has been exhibited in various juried group exhibitions throughout the United States.  Jen received her BA in Video from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and an MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY).  She has worked in digital art education for the past 15 years and is currently an Assistant Professor of Multimedia at Hawai’i Pacific University.

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MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)
BA Video, Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)


Mosesian Center for the Arts (Watertown, MA), May 17-June 21, 2024
Artists of Hawaii, Downtown Art Center (Honolulu, HI), November 3-25, 2023
Gallery on the Pali (Honolulu, HI), November 2-30, 2023
Video Sound Archive – Season 8, Premiere October 6, 2023 @ 3PM HST 
Digital Art Society of Hawaii, Ho’omaluhi’a Botanical Garden Art Gallery, July 1-31 2023
Las Laguna Art Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA), Jan 2023
Digital Art Society of Hawaii, Pauahi Tower (Honolulu, HI), Sept – Nov 2022
Artists of Hawaii, Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, HI), Sept 2021-Jan 2022
Misbits Retrospective, Powerhouse Community Art Center / Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (Oxford, MS), Mar-Apr 2020
Honolulu Printmakers 92nd Annual Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School (Honolulu, HI), Jan-Feb 2020
Selections from Contact 3017, The ARTS at Marks Garage (Honolulu, Hawaii 2017)
Contact 3017, Honolulu Museum of Art School (Honolulu, Hawaii 2017)
Westside Gallery (New York, New York 2010)
User Generated, SVA Gallery (New York, New York 2009)
MonkeyTown (Brooklyn, New York 2009)
Hawaii International Film Festival (Honolulu, Hawaii 2003)


Misbits Gallery (Oxford, Mississippi 2017)

+Assistant Professor of Multimedia, Hawaii Pacific University (Fall 2022-current)
+Lecturer, Leeward Community College (Spring 2020-May 2023)
+Digital Art Instructor, Mid-Pacific Institute (2010-2022)
+Digital Media Arts Program Head, Mid-Pacific Institute (2010-2016)
+Lecturer, Hawaii Pacific University (2013)
+Web Production Assistant, The Daily Beast (New York, 2008-2010)
+Video Editor, Tribeca Film InstituteTribeca Teaches (Bronx, 2008)
+Senior Coordinator, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, 2006-2008)
John Young Award, Honolulu Museum of Art, Artists of Hawaii Now (2021)
Paula Rhodes Award for Excellence in Computer Art (2010)
School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art A/V Lab Assistantship (2008-09)
School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art Scholarship (2008-10)
Shelia Cook Award (2004)



Broderick, D., Meyer, M., Emi, M., & Tengan, J. (2021). Contact 2014-2019.

Artists of Hawaii Now. (2021). Honolulu Museum of Art, Sept-Oct-Nov.
New art exhibit showcasing issues of urgency in Hawaii.” Kamaka Pili. KHON2, October 21, 2021.  Television. 

New HoMA Exhibit Explores Hawaii’s Social Issues Through Art and Technology.” Catherine Cruz. Hawaii Public Radio, September, 23, 2021. Radio.

Green, Channing. “Special Exhibit coming to Misbits.”  ​​OxfordCitizen. A​pril 20, 2017. Pages 2 and 12
Schlick, Jacqueline. “Interactive art installation brings Hawaii to Oxford.” ​The Daily Mississippian.​ April 24, 2017. Page 8