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. Goodman juxtaposes the visual interpretation of researched, often folk-based, storytelling with archival imagery and material from his personal collections of artifact and ephemera. When combined, the work depicts a narrative that rather than noting a specific period, creates an ever-occurring understanding of history. 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


SOLO + DUO EXHIBITIONS

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

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
Undisclosed Resource, Curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Brooklyn, NY
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


AWARDS + GRANTS

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 American Civil War Museum
The Museum of Howard County History


PUBLICATIONS

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, 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

2022: 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: Cherry Gallery
          Format
          Oxford American

2019: Aint Bad

2017: The Baltimore Sun


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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