Richard Goodwin was born in Sydney in 1953. He graduated in 1978 from the University of New South Wales as a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), and was awarded a Master of Architecture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1999. He has taught sculpture and drawing at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and the Sydney College of the Arts. In 2000 Goodwin was appointed Adjunct Professor at the College of Fine Arts. He has had thirty-two solo exhibitions since 1974, including Parasite/Follicle, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1994. His works have been selected for major group exhibitions including the Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne, in 1984, 1987 and 1990; and Australian Perspecta, Sydney, in 1985, 1991 and 1997. Goodwin has also exhibited in Germany, the USA and Japan, as well as in a satellite exhibition to Documenta X, Kassel, Germany, in 1997. His numerous awards include the Australia Council studio, New York, 1983, the Drawing Award at the 3rd International Drawing Triennale, Nuremberg, Germany, 1985, the Board of Architects Award, 1978. He has undertaken numerous public art and sculpture commissions, and in 1995 he established Richard Goodwin Pty Ltd to facilitate large-scale architectural and urban infrastructure works. Richard Goodwin lives and works in Sydney.
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