Riley Goodman, raised in the Patapsco River Valley of Maryland, inquires folklore, American history, and humankind's relation to the environments they inhabit in an effort to understand what endures, and how this manifests through the passage of time. Informed by the compositional styles of cinema and painting, Goodman weaves a vast visual narrative inspired by everything from historical accounts and folk-based storytelling to dreams and familial legends. Goodman's work becomes an ever-occurring presentation of history via the use of artifact and ephemera. By establishing this crafted world, Goodman invites the viewer to question tenets of authenticity, leaving the idea of 'historical truth' in an undisclosed middle ground.

Contact: goodman.riley.c@gmail.com

EDUCATION

BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, 2018

MONOGRAPHS

2022: From Yonder Wooded Hill, Edition of 500


SOLO + DUO EXHIBITIONS

2023: From Yonder Wooded Hill, Fall Line Studio, Atlanta, GA

2022: To Cultivate A Magnolia, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
          From Yonder Wooded Hill, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

2021: From Yonder Wooded Hill, Lobo Del Mar

2019: American Gothic, Rump Gallery, Richmond, VA- in collaboration with Jessica Taylor

2017: Patapsco: Silent Witnesses To An Enduring Current, The Museum of Howard County History, Ellicott City, MD


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024
Issue #123 - Color, F-Stop Magazine, Chicago, IL
Wonder
, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
A Second Glance: First Look 2024, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA

2023
2023 Favorite Photographs, Lenscratch
Unbound12!, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2022:
Consensus Walks, Consensus, Richmond, VA
EC250: ARTifacts, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Conversations with the Archive, Southeastern Center for Photography, Greenville, SC- Curated by Aline Smithson 
40 Under 40, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA 

2021:
2021 Favorite Photographs, Lenscratch
Under The Sun And The Moon, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Made In Virginia, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
Issue #108 - Vacation, F-Stop Magazine, Chicago, IL
Four Degrees: Eco-Anxiety and Climate Change, Humble Arts Foundation & Strange Fire Collective, New York, NY
New Topo, Color Tag Magazine

2020:
Dispatches from the New South, Studio Two Three, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA
Unbound9!, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Transcending The Quarantine, The Baltimore County Arts Guild, Catonsville, MD

2019:
Pressed Together, Shockoe Artspace, Richmond, VA
What We've Found: Spirituality In Suburbia, Aint-Bad, Savannah, GA
Burning Through Life, Cherry Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018:
Occult Work, Vice, New York, NY
On Death, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
What We've Found: Dog Days, Aint-Bad, Savannah, GA
804-248-4861, 506 Gallery, Richmond, VA- Recipient of Special Jury Prize
Sic Semper Tyrannis, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA- Curated by Alex Klein, ICA Philadelphia

2017:
Year In Reverse, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Open Nite, The Pollak Building, Richmond, VA
That's Not Good Enough, Studio Two Three, Richmond, VA
VCUarts Juried Undergraduate Spring Show, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA- Curated by Julia Monroe, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond
The Future is Calling, The Present is Fleeting, The Past is Calling, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016:
Light Leaked, November 2016 Issue: America, Charleston, SC
VCUarts Juried Undergraduate Spring Show, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA- Curated by Toby Kamps, Curator, Menil Collection, Houston

2015:
The Family Room Collective Fall Show: What Happened Here?, The Family Room Gallery, Richmond, VA


FAIRS

2024: The Photography Show, with Candela Gallery, AIPAD, New York, NY


AWARDS + GRANTS

2024: Honorable Mention, Innovate Grant, Winter 2024 Cycle
2021: Honorable Mention, Made In Virginia, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2019: 3rd Place, Aint-Bad's First Annual Book Prize Award
2018: Special Jury Prize, '804-248-4861: The VCU Photography Class of 2018 Senior Show'
2016:
Humble Arts Foundation's Top Instagram Picks of 2016
Most Outstanding Sophomore, Awarded by the VCUarts Photo/Film Department


COLLECTIONS

MoMA Artist Book Collection
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections, VCU
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, UMBC
Franklin Furnace Archive, Pratt Institute
Quirk Hotel Richmond
The American Civil War Museum
The Museum of Howard County History


MULTI-ARTIST BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

2024:
Queering Appalachia's Visual History: A Collection of Queer Appalachian Photographers, University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, KY
Of Covid, Kris Graves Projects & Humble Arts Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Memory Orchards, Candela Books, Richmond, VA


2022:
Candelar 2022, Candela Gallery 

2021:
Vast Magazine No. 2, Vast Magazine


2020:
Dispatches from the New South, Studio Two Three, Richmond, VA
Climate Change Zine, Skinny Dipper Magazine, Richmond, VA

2019:
On Death, Kris Graves Projects & Humble Arts Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
^Featured in The Best Photobooks of 2019 by Time Magazine
Aint-Bad No. 14, Aint-Bad, Savannah, GA
Burning Through Life, Pomegranate Press, Richmond, VA


PRESS

2023: Float Magazine - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill
          PetaPixel - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill
          C4 Journal - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill
          Frames Magazine - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill
          Urban Appalachian Community Coalition - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill

2022: The Washington Post - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill
          Modern Love
          Danny's Photobook Corner - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill
          Nowhere Diary
          Photobook Journal - Review of From Yonder Wooded Hill

2021: The Washington Post
          Garden & Gun - Preview of From Yonder Wooded Hill
          Lobo Del Mar
          Vast Magazine

2020: Format
          Oxford American

2019: Aint Bad

2017: The Baltimore Sun


AUCTIONS

2023: 18th Annual Photobook Auction, MassArt, Boston, MA
           Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA


LECTURES & TALKS

2022: Real Photo Show, in conversation with Michael Chavon-Dalton
2021: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, in conversation with Heather Hakimzadeh
          Fall Line Press
2019: B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City, MD
2018: Mobelux, Richmond, VA


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