Using familiar yet incongruous imagery, Rachel Goodyear’s intricately rendered drawings and films explore the macabre undertones of human existence. Referencing dreams, nightmares, the human psyche and traditional folklore, her works capture unusual and psychotic scenarios. Fluctuating between the real and the imagined, her delicate creations probe the precarious line between what is possible and what is not.
Goodyear lives and works in Manchester, exhibiting nationally and internationally with works held in a number of collections worldwide. Her solo exhibitions include ‘Stirrings’, Catching Sight, The New Art Gallery Walsall ; Restless Guests, The Drawing Center, New York; and Modifications of the Host, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Goodyear’s work features in Vitamin D3: Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing, published by Phaidon 2021. Rachel Goodyear is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London and is featured in the Glucksman's current exhibition A Line Around an Idea.