Rachel Goodyear, ‘Young Hypnotists’, 2014, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

About Rachel Goodyear

Known for her dark humor, broadly monochromatic palettes, and fantastical motifs— which include blood, animals, masks, and carcasses—Rachel Goodyear describes her drawings as an exploration of “desire, fear, greed, envy, and deceit.” Of her practice she observes, “[My drawings of animals] are more human than most, while the people that I draw are starting to become more feral as their social boundaries begin to drop away.” Though Goodyear usually works in small formats, she has recently begun to work on a larger scale, and also produces porcelain sculptures. She counts the filmmaker David Lynch among her major influences.

British, b. 1978

Solo Shows on Artsy

Rachel Goodyear: Approaching the Surface, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Rachel Goodyear: Viewing Room, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Rachel Goodyear: Muzzles and Murmurs, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London