John Goodman has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States. Recently he was included in Naked before the Camera at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC and Exposed at the San Francisco Museum of Art. This Spring 2014 Goodman will have a solo exhibition: Boxers and Ballerinas at Rick Wester Fine Art in New York. He is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, MFA Boston and San Francisco /MOMA. Goodman is represented by galleries in New York, Boston, San Francisco and London. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and he has photographed advertising campaigns for the GAP, Converse, Faded Glory, Ungaro and Gucci. Goodman is on the faculty of Lesley University College of Art and Design and teaches at the Maine Media Workshops.
“John Goodmanʼs camera, is not an instrument of detachment, analysis, or judgment, but an iris of an eye that is our own, dissolving ostensible barriers between object and subject. His intention is to make feel, not merely see the world of the Times Square Gym.
—Joyce Carol Oates’ review of Goodman’s The Times Square Gym Book.