b. Birmingham. Lives and works in London, UK


The geometric forms and compressed kinetic curves of Joseph Goody’s painted works allude to a tension between organic, manual means of representation and the appearance of something machine-like or systematic. Just as the layers of paint, applied with a luxuriant relish for pigment and texture, appear to potentially result from accident or coincidence, the interrelation of large blocks of colour and space seems to point towards some underlying interdependency at work beneath the surface. Goody’s interest in the authenticity of paint as a medium leads him to develop this interplay, whereby the submerged presence of momentum, posture and form are enlisted to allow paint’s emotive characteristics to arise.
Joseph Goody graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2011 and won the Neville Burston Award for Painting. He later studied at the Prince’s Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School) where he won The Patrons Club Prize in 2012. Solo exhibitions include 2021 New Paintings, Cob Gallery Viewing Room, London, UK, (2021); How Distant, Sid Motion Gallery, London, UK (2020); The Sudden Walk, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2018); Group exhibitions include Abstract Colour, Marlborough Gallery, London, UK (2023); In Awe of You, Liliya Art Gallery, London, UK (2022); 9 Artists, 143 Bellenden Rd, London, UK (2018); NEW WORK PART I: FORM, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2018); Quixotry, Stoke Newington, London, UK (2016).



2012 The Royal Drawing School, London, UK

2011 Goldsmiths University, London, UK

2008 Bournville Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham, UK



2021 New Paintings, Cob Gallery Viewing Room, UK

2020 How Distant, Sid Motion Gallery, London, UK

2020 Drawing Closer, Oliver Projects, London, UK 
2018 The Sudden Walk, Cob Gallery, London, UK



2023 Abstract Colour, Marlborough Gallery, London, UK

2022 In Awe of You, Lilaiya Art Gallery, London, UK

2018 9 Artists, 143 Bellenden Rd, London, UK

2018 NEW WORK: PART I: FORM, Cob Gallery, London, UK

2018 The Power Club, Battersea Power Station, London, UK

2016 Cavaliero Finn, London, UK
2016 Quixotry, Stoke Newington, London, UK
2015 Drawn From the Fleming Collection, Cavaliero Finn, London, UK
2014 Nunhead Art Trail, London, UK
2012 The Royal Drawing School Summer Show, London, UK
2012 Metamorphosis, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

2011 Goldsmiths Summer Show, London, UK
2010 Exhibitionism, East Wing Nine Collection, Somerset House, London, UK
2010 Condemned, The ‘Dead’ Wallis Gallery, London, UK
2009 BIAD Summer Show, Birmingham, UK



2019 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, UK

2017 London Art Fair, Cavaliero Finn, London, UK



2012 The Patrons Club Prize (The Royal Drawing School)
2011 The Neville Burston Award for Painting