Studied at Brighton University and has been performing and exhibiting since 1987.

Exhibitions of paintings, prints and drawings nationally and internationally inc: National Portrait Gallery, Shawn Vinson USA, Mall Galleries London, Galleri Apothek Stokmarknes Norway, Wishless Tokyo (with Bambi Goodman), Art First London, Atelier Klint Germany, Charleston Farmhouse Sussex, Royal College of Art, HQ Gallery Lewes (with Billy Childish),  Curwen Gallery London, Worthing Museum (with Bambi Goodman) and Studio One Gallery London (with Bambi Goodman); also collaborations with the Baron Gilvan (Christopher Gilvan-Cartwright) at Train of Thought W Sussex etc.

International Arts Symposia in Tallinn, Estonia; Brittany, France and Weimar, Germany.

Several editions of prints made by Artizan Editions. Teaches at Brighton University, Northbrook College, EmilyBallatSeawhites, Brighton Independent Printmakers.

A short documentary film about Gary Goodman (Dark Night, Bright Day) by David Kerr and Tony Moon (Empire State Films)will be released in March 2012.

A featured artist in both ‘Painting the Figure; a New Approach’ (2009) by Emily Ball,  ‘Printmaking; Contemporary and Traditional Methods and Techniques’ (2008) by Anne d’Arcy-Hughes and Hebe Vernon Morris and Drawing Limerence by Lynn Willmott and Janet Sang (2015)

Gary is founder of poetry, music, film, performance event Everybody’s Got To Be Somewhere with Ben Graham and Anthony Murphy. Highlights include; Wolf Howard, Mick Farren, Fundraiser for Jeff Keen including premiere of new Heathcoat Williams’ poems read by Roy Hutchings, a letterpress demonstration, collage club etc

Also co-founder of Desperate for Love poetry events with Alan Hay and Wolfy Jones, based at Komedia, Brighton; whilst reading regularly himself, various guests include; Jeff Hilson, Geraldine Monk, Keston Sutherland, Sophie Robinson, Sean Bonney…

Gary has been invited to read in many and various venues inc. Sortland Church, Norway; Java Monkey Coffee House, Atlanta, USA; Galerie Apotek, Stokmarknes, Norway; Café Oto, Dalston and scores of other bars, galleries, pubs and clubs around UK.

Published in many anthologies; Java Monkey Poets, Poetry South East, A Sussex Poetry Anthology etc and prize winner in Poetry Life magazine competition, also self-publishes own chap books.

Gary was poet-in-residence at the Edward James Foundation, West Dean during the summer of 2014, and completed a poetry tour of Brighton with Brendan Cleary (The Brighton Tapes)

Gary‘s paintings and poems, at once bright and often humorous but, fully accepting of life’s inherent darkness are presented with an emotional and honest intensity that leave the audience rapt.

“gary goodman belongs to a rare breed of artist’s who find freedom through limertation
gary goodman values art over egotisim”
Billy Childish

“There is a good deal of the shamanic in Goodman. His daughter Tilda was born with an incurable metabolic disease, and the artist’s fears and concerns for her welfare play a major role in his work – as does the horror Goodman feels in the face of so much abuse of innocence in the world today. However, the artistic results of such feelings have far more to do with creative energy and affirmation than anger or despair.”
Prof. Michael Tucker 


3 thoughts on “Biog

  1. Hello Gary, wonder if you remember me: you ran a weekly painting course I attended, it was fun! Living in France now (with a broken brain) and you popped into my head. And just above here = Mike Tucker: he taught us primitivism at college and I found his forearms extremely attractive. Checking out what you’re all up to! Off I go to look…

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