ABOUT

 

Alison Goodyear is a visual artist, researcher and educator based in Bedfordshire in the UK. Initially, her early art practice involved working as an abstract painter, using paint on canvas. Over the course of the past two years this practice has evolved into working on painting in the expanded field, testing what it is we understand as painting today and what that might mean for both the artist/maker/producer and the viewer/participant/contributor. This development came about through a residency at Vertigo VR based in Milton Keynes leading to the development of a physical and virtual body of work. This work is being exhibited as an installation called Paint Park at MK Gallery Project Space during February 2020, for which Goodyear successfully secured funding and support from The Arts Council England (twice), University of Northampton, MK Gallery, Hewlett Packard, HTC, Google Tilt Brush and Vertigo VR.

Goodyear makes paintings that explore ideas and possibilities of how an artwork might intervene in the ‘normal’ regime of vision, whilst questioning the materiality of paint and process. The relationship of beholder to painting is addressed by toying with the viewing experience using materials like silk, paint mediums, including digital photography of her physical paint palettes, and more recently, imagery from her virtual reality paintings. These different ways of making, as well as chronicling process within process, combine the mindless with the mindful, digital with physical, production with reproduction, and what might be described as ‘authentic’ with ‘inauthentic’.

Some of these works are produced in groups as a type of hybrid serialization, which she describes as abstract narrative. Here each canvas is analogous to a word or phrase, sharing some form of dialogue between them. As such these works involve a kind of thinking inside and outside the work reinforced by the way they are put together. This abstract narrative is being developed for future physical and virtual projects.

This work connects with Goodyear’s practice led PhD research, completed at Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School, University of the Arts London in 2017, supervised by Professor Malcolm Quinn and Professor Daniel Sturgis. This research practice examines the threshold between aesthetic and banal absorption in painter to painting relationships drawing on the theories of Denis Diderot, Michael Fried and David Joselit. It achieves this through a collaborative address to and from painting practice.
 

EXHIBITIONS

2020

Paint Park 

MK Gallery Project Space

Milton Keynes

2019

Amalgamation

Cello Factory, Lambeth, London
With Alexander Hinks (Curator),

Wendy Anderson, John Bunker, 

Gary Colclough, Dan Coombs,

Will Cruikshank, Robert Dunt, Tom Hemming,

Juliette Losq, Anna Lytridou, Anna Reading, 

Sirpa Pajunen-Moghissi, & Thomas J. Ridley

Substantif

Arthouse1, Bermondsey, London

With Jim Cheatle (Curator), Alexis Harding,

Antoine Langenieux, Peter Lamb,

Donal Moloney, Sarah Kate Wilson

Contemporary British Painting 2018

Menier Art Gallery, Bankside, London

With Keith Ashcroft, Lucy Austin, Benjamin Deakin,

Kate Dunn, Jenny Eden, Andrew Ekins, 

Pippa Gatty, Roland Hicks, Rachel Lancaster,

Joe Packer & Jonathan West

 

2018 

SFSA Painting Open 

No Format Gallery, Deptford, London

 

Contemporary British Painting 2018

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Selected by: Simon Carter,

Paula MacArthur, Ruth Philo & Narbi Price

Judged by: Matthew Collings, Amisha Karia
& Grant Scanlan

 

Paint Lounge 

Sluice Exchange, Kühlhaus, Berlin

With Julius Bobke, Katrin Bremmermann,

Simon Burton, Lisa Denyer, Geraint Evans,

Pius Fox, Alastair Gordon, John Greenwood,

Vincent Hawkins, Linda Hemmersbach,

Gabriele Herzog, Stelios Karamanolis,

Erika Krause, Paula MacArthur, Ruth Philo, 

Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Charley Peters,

Alex Roberts, Wendy Saunders,

Sophia Schama, Nicola Stäglich, 

Geraldine Swayne, Miriam Vlaming,

Casper White & Michaela Zimmer

 

Second Floor Drawing Open 

No Format Gallery, Deptford, London

 

Surfaced: Surface and Materiality
in the Screen Environment

Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Greenwich

With Jim Cheatle (Curator), Alexis Harding,

Antoine Langenieux, Peter Lamb,

Donal Moloney, Sarah Kate Wilson

 

The Hearth 

Gallery 35, Brighton

 

Undead Painters FLASH SALON 4

Saturation Point Space, Deptford, London

 

NN Open

NN Contemporary, Northampton

Selected by Kaavous Clayton,
Jules Devonshire & Roxy Walsh

 

2017

Rye Winter Salon

Rye Creative Centre, Rye 
Selected by Victoria Howarth & Paula MacArthur

 

Make your Mark

PIY Paint Lounge, Sluice Biennial, London 

 

The Image

Venice International University, Venice, Italy

 

May Day May Day
Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol

 

MK Calling
MK Gallery, Buckinghamshire

Selected by Anthony Spira, Catherine Hemelryk,
Claire Corrin, Francesca Skelton, Simon Wright

 

Suspicious Minds: Painting Experiments

ACE funded R&D Interim Exhibition,
NN Project Space, Northampton

 

Undead Painters FLASH SALON III

Saturation Point Space, Deptford, London

 

THIS YEAR'S MODEL part II: Deep Space 
Studio 1.1, Shoreditch, London


2016

Summer Salon

Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London
Curated by Sanmartino, Mangrai, Lubomirov,
Falbo, Damary, Bleeker, and Angus-Hughes


Undead Painters FLASH SALON

Bondhouse Gallery, London

Hosted by Rosalind Davis,

Selected by James Petrucci & Alastair Gordon


Spectrum

PS Mirabel, Manchester
Selected by Mark Doyle, Lisa Denyer,

Magnus Quaife & Robert Miller  

         
2015

Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition

Bondhouse Gallery, London


MK Calling

MK Gallery, Buckinghamshire


12HRS

Guest Projects, London
Selected by Kathryn Miller, alt MFA,

Friends International Jamboree

 

First Outing

Curated by Sally Annett

Touring Bedfordshire

 

Pop Living

Curated by Ismail Erbil

Schwartz Gallery, London


2014
Wild Things

Solo Exhibition ACE funded R&D

Animal Gallery, Bedford

Art Athina

Athens, Greece
Selected by Iavor Lubomirov & Bella Easton


2013

NN Open

NN, Northampton

Selected by Gareth Bell-Jones

and Jennie Syson


Eastern Approaches

UH Gallery, Hertfordshire
Selected by Niki Braithwaite,

Teresa Grimes & Simeon Nelson

 

The Everyday Image

The Art Department Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

Visual Symposium

Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV), London


Recalculating

Triangle Space, London


Beep

Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

Selected by Catrin Webster,

Neale Howells & Rob Newell


2012

Drawing Open

One Church Street Gallery, Buckinghamshire


Position, Place, Situate, Locate

Triangle Space, London

 

SCREENINGS

2020

Paint Park 

MK Gallery Project Space

Milton Keynes

2019
Open Projections 4: Spectacle

Coventry Cathedral

Amalgamation

Cello Factory, Lambeth, London
With Alexander Hinks (Curator),

Wendy Anderson, John Bunker, 

Gary Colclough, Dan Coombs,

Will Cruikshank, Robert Dunt, Tom Hemming,

Juliette Losq, Anna Lytridou, Anna Reading, 

Sirpa Pajunen-Moghissi, & Thomas J. Ridley

 

DIALOGUES

2020

Paint Park Artist Talk

MK Gallery Project Space

2019

Lee Krasner: Living Colour’:
Dead Husbands, Other Stories, Go Girlfriend! 

Charley Peters hosts a discussion with artists
Alison Goodyear, Clare Price and EC about the exhibition ‘Lee Krasner: Living Colour’.

https://instantloveland.com/wp/2019/11/08/charley-peters-on-lee-krasner-living-colour-dead-husbands-other-stories-go-girlfriend/

Merged Futures 2019

Presentation + demo

University of Northampton

Abstract Painting Practice: Expanding in a Virtual World

TVX Conference

Paper demo

The Lowry and BBC Media City, Salford

https://tvx.acm.org/2019/demos-programme/

2018

John Bunker: Tainted Love: Thoughts on ‘Surfaced: Surface and Materiality in the Screen Environment’

https://instantloveland.com/wp/2018/05/22/john-bunker-tainted-love-thoughts-on-surfaced-surface-and-materiality-in-the-screen-environment/

 

Paint Lounge Painters in Conversation 

Sluice Exchange, Kühlhaus, Berlin

 

The painting process 

Led by Simon Burton with Vincent Hawkins,

Alison Goodyear, Linda Hemmersbach,

Katrin Bremermann, Erika Krause,
Julius Bobke, and Pius Fox

 

Painting and screens

Led by Charley Peters with
Wendy Saunders, Alison Goodyear,

Gabriele Herzog, and Sophia Schama

 

Success medium

Led by Paula MacArthur with
Alison Goodyear, John Greenwood,
Miriam Vlaming, and Stelios Karamanolis

 

Altered Agency in the Studio: Assessing a
Collaborative Approach to Painting Practice

Paper Presentation

The International Conference on the Image,
Venice, Italy

 

2017

Privileged, Unique and Temporary

PhD Forum,
Wimbledon College of Arts, London

 

2016 

Undead Painters Forum VII

Bondhouse Gallery, London

 

Negotiating the Past: Aesthetic Absorption
and Painting Practice

Paper Presentation

The International Conference on the Image,

John Moores University, Liverpool


2015 

Conversations about Painting in Time

Chaired talk with Kate Hawkins, 

Paint Club Event

The Tetley, Leeds

 

Precarity: Practice and the PhD

Paper Presentation

Visual Artists Today Symposium,

Birkbeck University, London

 

2014 

Reflecting on the Painter and Process: 

a Dialogical Approach

Paper Presentation

The International Conference
on Visual & Performing Arts,
Athens, Greece


Painting as a Document

Chaired panel discussion with 
Clare Woods & Barry Schwabsky, 

Tate Britain, London

 

There's a Ghost in my House

Steering committee 

Paint Club Event

Tate Britain, London

 

Playing with the Substrate

Paper Presentation

Developing the Substrate Symposium, 

Chelsea College of Arts, London


2013 

Absorption and the Arts: 

Assessing Michael Fried’s Legacy 

Paper Presentation

The International Conference on the Image,
Chicago, USA

 

Visual Symposium

Steering committee

Paint Club Event

Beaconsfield, London

 

2012 

Dialogue on Practice

The Practice Exchange

Chelsea College of Arts, London


2012-2015 

Paint Club

Steering committee

UAL research group

AWARDS

2020

Arts Council England Projects Funding

Paint Park Paint Park Phase 2 + 3:
4-week exhibition installation 
and programme

of events focusing on virtual + physical paintings

MK Gallery Project Space

 

2019

Arts Council England Projects Funding

Paint Park Phase 1:
10-week project making physical + virtual paintings

A-N Artist Bursary Funding

VR painting software training project


2018

Contemporary British Painting 2018 Shortlist

 

2017 

Student Research Grant, UAL

Venice presentation

 

2016

Arts Council England Funding G4A

12 month R&D painting/curatorial project
 

Student Research Grant, UAL

Liverpool presentation
 

Curatorial Open Stage 2 Shortlist

KARST, Plymouth 


2015

Curatorial Fellowship Shortlist
APT Gallery, London

 

2014

Arts Council England Funding G4A

6 month Research & Development project


AIR funding

Collaborative project, Falmouth University 

 

Student Research Grant, UAL

Athens presentation


2013

Student Research Grant, UAL

Chicago presentation and exhibition


2012

Beep Welsh International Painting Prize Shortlist 

Elysium Gallery, Swansea


Drawing Open Shortlist

One Church Street Gallery, Buckinghamshire


2011

Participating Artist

Creative Schools Network, Bedfordshire


Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award


The Kempston Charities Award

 

EDUCATION
2018

Introduction to Augmented Reality and AR Core

Google AR & VR

Coursera

2017

Practice led PhD

Privileged, unique and temporary: interpreting aesthetic experiences of the painter-painting relationship through an address to and from practice.

Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Graduate School,

University of the Arts London

https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=uk.bl.ethos.738025


2013

Developing Academic Practice

Centre for Learning & Teaching in Art & Design,

University of the Arts London


2011

PGCE

University of Bedfordshire


2007

MA Art & Design

University of Bedfordshire

 

1994

BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration

Staffordshire University

 

TEACHING
2020

Paint Park VR Painting Workshops

MK Gallery Project Space

Visiting Artist

Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London

2018-19

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

University of Northampton 

 

2015

Graduate Sessional Lecturer

Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London

 

2009-13

Sessional Lecturer

Milton Keynes College: HMP Littlehey