Riley Goodman inquires familial mythologies, folktales, and the greater history of America in effort to understand what endures, and subsequently how this endurance impacts his own presence in the canon. Goodman juxtaposes archival imagery and material from his personal collections of artifact and ephemera with research-based, conceptually-driven images. When these elements combine, the resulting work becomes an amalgamation of time, establishing a crafted world that forces the viewer to question the tenants of authenticity. Goodman is a recent graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond.

Education:

BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, 2018 

Solo Exhibitions:

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

Select Group Exhibitions:

2018- Occult Work, Vice, New York, New York, Online Publication 

            On Death, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, New York, Online Publication

            What We've Found: Dog Days, Aint Bad, Savannah, Georgia, Online Publication

            804-248-4861, 506 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia- Recipient of Special Jury Prize 

            Sic Semper Tyrannis, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia- Curated by Alex Klein of the ICA Philadelphia

2017- Year In Reverse, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, New York, Online Publication

          Open Nite, The Pollak Building, Richmond, Virginia

          That's Not Good Enough, Studio Two Three, Richmond, Virginia

          VCUarts Juried Undergraduate Spring Show, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia- Curated by Julia Monroe, Co-Director of the Reynolds Gallery, Richmond

          The Future is Calling, The Present is Fleeting, The Past is Calling, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2016- Light Leaked, November 2016 Issue: America, Charleston, South Carolina,  Online Publication 

            VCUarts Juried Undergraduate Spring Show, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia- Curated by Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, Houston

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

Awards & Honors: 

Special Jury Prize, '804-248-4861: The VCU Photography Class of 2018 Senior Show'

Humble Arts Foundation's Top Instagram Picks of 2016

Most Outstanding Sophomore, Awarded by the VCU Photo/Film Dept. (2015-2016 Year)

Press:

2017- The Baltimore Sun

Lectures:

2018-   Mobelux, Richmond, VA

Commissions

Reuse The Box, The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design, Richmond, Graphic Design Work, Sept. 2016 - Feb. 2017

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