Biography

EDUCATION    

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, (1977-1979) M.F.A. Sculpture and Ceramics, Philadelphia PA

Kansas City Art Institute, (1977) Post Graduate Studies in Sculpture, Kansas City MO

Indiana University, (1971-76) B.A. Fine Arts, Religious Studies, Bloomington IN

 

TEACHING                                     

Indiana University Northwest, (1995 - present) Professor of Fine Arts, Gary IN

Indiana University Northwest, (1998-2001) (2007 – 2011) Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Gary IN

University of Chicago (Spring 1999) Midway Studios, Visiting Artist

Indiana University Northwest, (1985-1995) Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Gary IN

The University of Chicago, (Fall 1985) Midway Studios, Adjunct Faculty, Chicago IL

Indiana University Northwest, (1979-1985) Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Gary IN

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, (1980) Visiting Professor, Philadelphia PA

Rutgers University, (1979) Adjunct Professor of Sculpture, Camden NJ

 

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION       

Sculpture

 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

“Tapestry” commissioned by the IUN Chancellors Society in honor of former Chancellor Bruce Bergland, IU Northwest (2011)

“Prairie Passage” (Terry Karpowicz-Neil Goodman) Munster Centennial Park (Ht. 17’ Length 32’) Munster IN (2009)

IUN Sculpture Garden, “Shadows and Echoes” 10 permanent large-scale sculptures Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN (2005)

Lincoln Financial Sculpture Park, Hartford CT (2009)

"Geography Earth", Burnham Park at Soldier Field, Chicago IL (2003)

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 15' x 35' Bronze Wall Installation (2000)

The Dow Centennial Sculpture Garden, Midland MI (2000)

Jewish Heritage Museum, Danville CA    8' x 20 ' Bronze Wall Installation (1998)

“Passage”, McCormick Place South Pavillion, Chicago IL 90' x 15' Bronze Wall Installation (1997)

"Subjects-Objects,” Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN (1996) 8' x 16' Floor Installation -

Martin Luther King Drive Gateway Renovation, Chicago IL (1996)

Large Scale Relief, Temple Jeremiah, Northbrook IL (1995) 14' x 16' Bronze Wall Installation

Public Library, City of Chicago, Chicago IL (1995)

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: One Person shows

“So Small Between the Stars, So Large Against the Sky” Studies for a Monument New works by Neil Goodman, Brauer Museum of Art,

Valparaiso University (2016)

“Five Studies of a Monument:  New Works by Neil Goodman”, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN (2016)

“Pulse” Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL 2014

"Breadth"  Perimeter Gallery,  Chicago, IL  2012  

“Neil Goodman in the Park” Nathan Manilow Sculpture Garden, Governors State University, University Park IL (2010)

“Perimeter Gallery” Projects Room, Chicago IL (2009)

“Public & Private” Neil Goodman/Terry Karpowicz Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City IN (2009)

“Near & Far”, Perimeter, Chicago IL (2008)

“Neil Goodman Sculpture with the Urban Landscape” Sears Tower, Chicago IL (2008)

“Portals & Passages”, Indiana State Museum - NI Source Gallery, Indianapolis IN (2006)

“Sculpture”, Safety Kleen Gallery One at Elgin Community College (2005)

“Portals and Passages”, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL (2005)

“Lenses and Loops”, Henry Hope School of Fine Arts, Bloomington IN (2004)

Herron Gallery, IUPUI, Indianapolis IN (2004)

"Shadows & Echoes", Elaine Jacob Gallery of Art, Wayne State University, Detroit MI (2003)

"Monuments", Klein Gallery, Chicago IL (2003)

Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL (2002)

Perimeter Gallery, New York NY (2002)

Marc Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis IN (2002)

Indiana University Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary IN (2001)

Neil Goodman Sculpture, Koehline Art Center, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines IL (1998)

“Sculpture Since 1985”, (Mid-Career Survey) Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL (1997-98)

New Sculpture, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago (1997)

Subjects-Objects, an installation, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at University of, Oklahoma, Norman OK (1994)

Neil Goodman Selected Works, 1985-1991, Rockford Museum of Art Rockford IL (1993)

Subjects-Objects, Recent Bronze Sculpture, Struve Gallery, Chicago IL (1993)

Large Scale Bronzes, Struve Gallery, Chicago IL (1991)

The Bellingham Series: Small Scale Bronzes, Struve Gallery, Chicago IL (1990)

Chicago View, Selected Works from the 1980’s, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art Herron Gallery, Indianapolis IN (1989)

Recent Bronze Sculptures, Struve Gallery, Chicago IL (1988)

Recent Sculpture, Struve Gallery, Chicago IL (1986)

Sculpture, Barat College Reicher Gallery of Art, Lake Forest IL (1986)

New Bronze Sculpture, Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago IL (1982)

Landscape-Still Life, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL (1981)

Sculpture, Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN (1981)

Sculpture, Purdue University, Union Gallery, Lafayette IN (1981)  

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: Group

“Another Iliad” in collaboration with Carole Harmel, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL (2016)

“Return of the Exquisite Corpse” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, (2015-2016)

“Sculpture”, South Shore Art Association, Michigan City, IN (2015)

“Head/Hand/Hammer:  Tribute to a Community of Sculptors”, Metropolitan Capital, Chicago, IL (2014)

“The Godfathers of Art”, White Ripple Gallery, Hammond IN (2014)

“Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms”, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids MI (2011)

 “Chicago Odyssey” Portraits of Chicago Artists: A Collaboration with Carole Harmel, Printworks Gallery, Chicago IL (2011)

 “Vector The Art of Fabricating”, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS (2011)

“Art Works Chicago: The Fifth Year Retrospective”, Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago IL (2010)

“Art Chicago” Perimeter Gallery, Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL (2010)

“Sculpture Invasion 2” Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton College, Des Plaines IL (2010)

“Heartland Art: Selections from the Indiana Collection” Indiana State Museum (2010-2011)

“Art Chicago” Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL (2009)

 “Chicago Artists Month Neil Goodman & Vera Klement”, U.S. Equities, Chicago IL (2008)

“Seven Sculptors” Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL (2008)

 “THINK ART” Bridge Art Fair, Miami FL (2007)

“Natural Inclinations” Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights IL (2007)

“Art Works Chicago”, Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago IL (2007)

“Sculpture Invasion”, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines IL (2007)

“Art Works”, Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago IL (2007)

“Art Chicago”, Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL (2007)

“The Exquisite Snake”, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston IL (2007)

Neil Goodman/Toshiko Takaezo, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL (2006)

Gordon Powell/Neil Goodman, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL (2006)

“Columbus Sculpture Invitational”, Columbus IN (2006)

“Art Chicago”, Chicago IL (2005)

“Professional Members Exhibition (International Sculpture Center)” Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago IL (2005)

"Some Things Happening: 25 Years of Herron Gallery Exhibitions", Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis IN (2004)

"Art Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago IL (2004)

"Art Chicago", Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL (2003)

"The Chicago School II", Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL (2002)

"Shadows & Echoes", Site-specific installation, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN (2002)

"Sculpture", Perimeter Gallery, New York NY (2002)

"Transcultural Visions" (Polish-American contemporary art) Muzeum Narodowe W Szczecinie (2002)

"Transcultural Visions" (Polish-American contemporary art) Zamek Ksiazat Pomorskich (2002)

"Art Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago IL (2002)

"Abstract Truths", Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale IL (2002)

"A Gathering of Friends",The Clay Studio Harrison Gallery, Philadelphia PA (2002)

Museum of Outdoor Arts, International Sculpture Collection IV (2001), Denver CO

Museum of Contemporary Art Benefit Auction, Chicago IL (2001)

"Transcultural Visions" (Polish-American contemporary art) curated by Gosia Koscielak, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL (2001)

Also traveled to Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park IL (2001)

International Sculpture Collection IV, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago IL curated by Terry Karpowicz, (2001)

"Interiors" Benefit Auction, RenaissanceSociety, Chicago IL (2000)

Drawings by Sculptors and Maquettes, Printworks Gallery, Chicago IL (2000)

NIAA IUN Faculty Alumni Show Munster IN (2000)

"Midland Historical Society" Drawings for the Dow Centennial Park, Midland MI (2000)

"Art Against Aids" Benefit Auction (1999) Chicago IL

Art Chicago, (1999) Perimeter Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

The 3rd Occasional Survey of Abstract Art in Chicago (1998-99) Klein Artworks, Chicago IL

Absolute Vision (1998) Perimeter Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Art Chicago (1998) Perimeter Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

SOFA (1998) Perimeter Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

The Chicago-Indiana Connection: Examining Artistic Inter-Relationships Between Northwest Indiana and Chicago, (1997)

Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN

Art Chicago (1997) Perimeter Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Art in Chicago, 1945-1995, (1996-1997) Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Constellations, (1996) Ingrid Fassbender Gallery Curated by Paul Krainak, Chicago IL                                          

Reveries, (1996) Knox College, Galesburg IL

Art Chicago, (1996) Richard Gray Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Contemporary American Sculpture, (1996) Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, South Bend IN

The New Pier Show, (1995) Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Contemporary Spirituality, (1995) Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Radius, (1995) Institute Place, Chicago IL

Traveling All Campus IU Art Exhibition, (1995) IU Museum of Art, Bloomington IN

Sofa, Designs for Living, (1994) Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago IL

Himmelfarb-Goodman, Recent Works, (1994) Gallery 72, Omaha NB

The New Pier Show, (1994) Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Gary Justis-Neil Goodman, Functional Works, (1994) Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Furniture, (1994) Ingles and Associates, Birmingham MI

Nautical Visions, (1993) Shedd Aquarium, Chicago IL

Five Sculptural Viewpoints, (1993) Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL

Chicago International Art Expo, (1992) Struve Gallery Donnely Hall, Chicago IL

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: Group (Cont’d)

Art for the Blind, (1992) Hadley School for the Blind, Lake Forest IL

Contemporary Still Life, (1992) Rockford College, Rockford IL

IUNW Faculty Exhibition, (1992) Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN

Chicago International Art Expo, (1991) Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Art Miami ‘91, (1991),Miami Beach FL

Sculpture Chicago, (1990) Klein Gallery, Chicago IL

Hand Crafted Furniture, (1990) Judith Racht Gallery, Lakeside MI

Chicago International New Art Forms Expo, (1989) Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Curators Choice, Survey of Contemporary Indiana Artists, (1989) Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster IN

Sculpture, (1988) Southern Illinois University Museum of Art, Carbondale IL

Chicago International Art Expo, (1988) Struve Gallery Navy Pier, Chicago IL

National Sculpture, (1987) Foster White Gallery, Seattle WA

Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition, (1987) Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Art at the Armory, Seventy-fifth Anniversary Exhibition, (1987) New York NY

Models for Large Scale Sculpture, (1986) Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago IL

Sculpture, (1986) Dart Gallery, Chicago IL

Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition, (1986) Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Contemporary Still Life, (1985) Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Chicago International Art Expo, (1985) Chicago IL

Mile of Sculpture, (1984) Chicago International Art Expo, Chicago IL

Heads, (1984) Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Pilsen Artists, (1984) Northern Illinois University, Swen Parson Gallery, DeKalb IL

Artists Call, (1984) Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

Invitational Alumni Exhibition, (1984) Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Chicago International Art Expo, (1983) Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Bronze Sculpture, (1983) Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Illinois Invitational, (1982) Illinois State Museum, Springfield IL

Neo-Objective Sculpture, (1982) Dart Gallery, Chicago IL

New Realists, (1982) Quincy Art Club, Quincy IL

Chicago Prospective, (1980) Navy Pier, Chicago IL

New Talent, (1979) Wood Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Regional Works, (1979) Abington Art Center, Philadelphia PA

 

SELECTED  BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOKS AND CATALOGS

“So Small Between the Stars, So Large Against the Sky” New Works by Neil Goodman, Brauer Museum of Art (Essay by Gregg Hertzlieb) Valparaiso University, Exhibition Catalog (2016)

“Another Iliad” in collaboration with Carole Harmel, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL, Exhibition Catalog (2016)

“Return of the Exquisite Corpse” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL (essay by Lynne Warren), Exhibition Catalog (2015-2016

 

“Neil Goodman in the Park” Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University, University Park IL (2010)

“Sculpture Invasion”, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines IL (2010)

 “Public & Private,  Lubeznik Art Center  Terry Karpowicz/Neil Goodman essay by Victor Cassidy (2009)

“Collection”  The Museum of Outdorr Arts, Denver CO (2008)

“Art Works Chicago”, Perimeter Gallery,  Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago IL ( Spring 2007)

“Sculpture Invasion” Victor Cassidy, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines IL (2007)

 “Columbus Sculpture Invitational” Exhibition Catalog for 2006, Columbus IN (2007)

“Sculpture” Exhibition Catalog for 2002 School of Fine Arts Gallery, IU Bloomington IN

Safety Kleen Gallery One at Elgin Community College, essay by Steve Luecking (2005)

"Some Things Happening: 25 Years of Herron Gallery Exhibitions", Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis IN (2004)

Elizabeth Rosdeitcher, "Shadow & Echoes", Indiana University Northwest (2004)

“Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art”, Northwestern University, Evanston IL (2002)

Transcultural Visions 2: Polish American Contemporary Art (2002)

Perimeter Gallery, "Art Chicago", Navy Pier, Chicago IL (2002)

Brauer Museum, Valparaiso, IN "Friends of Art" (2002)

Untitled 1998 Bronze and Limestone Sculpture by the Artist Neil Goodman, Greg Hertzlieb,  Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso IN (2002)

MCA Art Auction - Sotheby's, Chicago IL (2001)

Jane Friedman, "Sculpture At the Block Museum of Art" Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston IL (2000)

Yood, James and Knight, Greg, “Neil Goodman Sculpture Since 1985”

Perimeter Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago 1997-1998

MCA Book, Art in Chicago, 1994-1995

Yood, James “The Chicago-Indiana Connection,” Catalogue Essay, 1996

Thomas, Thomas J.  Direction: The First All Campus Fine Arts Exhibition from, Indiana University, 1995

Scarborough, James.  Subjects-Objects and the Devaluation of the Constructivist

Imperative.  Norman, Oklahoma:  Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art [University of Oklahoma], 1994

SOFA, Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art 1994

Struve, Keith.  Neil Goodman: Subjects-Objects Chicago: Struve Gallery, 1993

Contemporary Still Life Rockford:  Rockford College, 1992 

Schneeman, Liane.  Still Alive, Contemporary Still Life Rockford:  The Rockford College, 1991.

Struve, Keith.  Neil Goodman:  Large Scale Sculpture.  Chicago:  Struve Gallery, 1991.

Chicago International New Art Forms Expo Chicago:  Navy Pier, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985.

Curators Choice, Survey of Contemporary Indiana Artists.  Munster:  Northern Indiana Arts Association, 1989.

Furniture, Neil Goodman. Chicago: Struve Gallery in conjunction with Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition, Navy Pier, 1989.

Curator’s Choice:  Indiana.  Munster: Northern Indiana Arts Association.  15.

Yood, James and Julia Fish Chicago View: Selected Works from the 1980’s. Indianapolis: Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, 1989.

Mile of Sculpture Chicago:  Navy Pier.  Chicago International Art Expo, 1984.

Sachs, Sid.  Golden Years:  Tyler’s 50th Anniversary Philadelphia: Tyler School of Art Invitational, 1984 

SELECTED  BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOKS AND CATALOGS (Continued):

Rabb, Madeline Mile of Sculpture.  Chicago:  Chicago Sculpture International, 1983   

Chicago International Art Expo Chicago:  Navy Pier, 1983

Chicago International Art Exposition Chicago:  Frumkin & Struve Gallery, 1983

Evans, Robert Illinois Museum Invitational.  Springfield, 1982

Chicago Prospective Chicago:  Department of Cultural Affairs, 1980

New Talent Philadelphia:  Wood Gallery, 1979.

 

MAGAZINES

James Yood, “Seasons Top Exhibitions”, Art Ltd, 2015

“A House for All Seasons”, Men’s Book, Chicago, IL 2015

2014 Top Ten List:  Perimeter Gallery, “Pulse”, James Yood, Art Ltd, January 2015

“Neil Goodman at the Perimeter Gallery”, James Yood, Art Ltd, Nov/Dec 2014

Paul Klein, Art Letter, Review of “Pulse”, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL 2014

Paul Klein, “Scads of Quality” Art Letter (on-Line journal) 2012

“Perimeter Gallery, Celebrating 30 Years” Chicago Gallery News, April- August  (Cover Image  and essay page 11)  2012
“Breadth”  Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL, Ruth Lopez, Art News September 2012

“A Different Kind of Museum: The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park”, Sculpture Magazine, November 2010

“A Conversation with Neil Goodman”, Chicago Art Magazine, November 2010

“Neil Goodman at Perimeter Gallery”, Robin Dluzen, Chicago Art Magazine, May 2010

Margaret Hawkins “Neil Goodman Perimeter”, Art News, May 2009

 “Chicago: Sculpture in Burnham’s “Paris on the Prairie”, Sculpture Magazine, May 2008

Trend Magazine, Reproduction, October 2007 

Architectural Digest, Reproduction, October 2007 

 “Portals & Passages” Indiana State Museum, Sculpture Magazine, July-August 2006

Julianna Thibodeaux, “Through a child’s eyes”, Nuvo, 15-22 February, 2006

Traci Cumbay, “Neil Goodman: Passages & Portals”, Intake, 9 February, 2006

Phillip Berger, “Neil Goodman: Portals & Passages”, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago IL, Time Out Magazine, December 2005

Debra Kent, “A Monumental Landscape”, Indiana University Research & Creative Activity, Spring 2005

Victor Cassidy, Review of Klein Artworks exhibition, Art in America, May 2004

Victor Cassidy, "UBS Collection", Artnet, Spring 2003

Julie Pratt McQuiston, "Four-sided story", Nuvo, June 2002                                                          

Victor Cassidy, "Neil Goodman; Lines Moving Space", Focus, Sculpture Magazine 2001

"Dow Centennial Sculpture Garden", Sculpture Magazine, November 2000

Ann Wiens, "Chicago Sculptors Shape the City's Landscape", Chicago Collection, Spring/Summer 2001

Katlynn Hixson, “Neil Goodman, Chicago Cultural Center, Perimeter Gallery, New Art Examiner, April 1998

Garrett Holg, “Neil Goodman Perimeter Gallery/Chicago Cultural Center”, Art News, February 1998

John Brunetti, “Constellations,” New Art Examiner, October, 1996

Lorrenda Newman, “SOFA- A Debut of Designs for Living,” Art Now- Art Fair, Spring 1994, 18-19.

Ann Hunter Greene, “Making the Art Rounds,” Where Magazine, September 1993, 26, 27.

Steve Luecking, “Neil Goodman, Selected Works 1985-1991,” Sculpture Magazine, Summer 1993, 58.

Michelle Grabner, “Struve Gallery,” Art Muscle, April 1991.

Eric Novak, “State of the Arts,” Arts Indiana, April 1991.

James Yood, “Neil Goodman at the Struve Gallery,” Art Forum International, November 1990, 172.

Lisa Hamil, “A Show of Hands,” Metropolitan Home, November 1988, 167.

James Yood, “Midwestern Artists,” Art and Antiques, November 1988.

Garrett Holg, “Neil Goodman at the Struve Gallery,” New Art Examiner, November 1988, 40.

Steve Luecking, “Chicago Sculpture; a nuts and bolts eloquence”, New Art Examiner, October 1988, 38-40.

Lori Palmer, “Struve Gallery Exhibition,” New Art Examiner, May 1986.

Jell Abel, “Pilsen Artists,” New Art Examiner, (Swen Parson Gallery, NIU), 1984.

Peggy Macnamara, “Goodman, Neri, Silverman,” New Art Examiner, May 1983.

 

NEWSPAPERS

Christin Nance Lazerus, Post Tribune “Tapestry honors former Chancellor”, 17 June 2011,

The Shopper OnLine “Artist to Appear at Manilow Sculpture Park”, 4 November, 2010

eNews Park Forest, “Neil Goodman Sculptures Come to Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park”, 18 July, 2010

Staff Reporter, “Goodman sculptures come to GSU Park”, The Times 19 July, 2010

Molly Woulfe, “Local groups resourceful”, The Times 14 February, 2010

LuAnn Franklin, “Lighting the Way” Centennial Park’s “Prairie Passage” to be illuminated this Spring, The Times, 30 November, 2009

Alan Artner, “Critic’s Choice”, Chicago Tribune, 29 November / 6, 13, 20, 27 December 2008 / 3 January 2009

Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune, 28 November 2008

Sara Hanlon “Sculpture Reaches Out”, Go Guide, Columbus, IN 10 August 2007

Alan Artner ‘Exquisite Snake’ charms with its whimsy, Chicago Tribune, 2 August 2007

Lina Proctor, “Venture of Love”, Post Tribune, 23 June 2006

Marge Kullerstrand, “IUN’s New Jewel”, The Times, 23 June 2006

Walter Skiba, “Shadows & Echoes”, TheTimes, 23 June 2006

S.L. Berry, “What’s big and bronze and playful?” Indianapolis Star, 23 February 2006

Alan Artner, “Critics Choice” Review of Perimeter Gallery Show, Chicago Tribune, 1,8,15, December 2005

Margaret Hawkins, “Time Pieces” Goodman’s Abstract Shapes Intriguing to Infinity”, Chicago Sun-Times, 1 December 2005

Alan Artner, “Neil Goodman at Perimeter Gallery”, Chicago Tribune, 25 November 2005

Claire Fallcenstein “Sculptures reveal a wealth of information”, Hoosier Times, 24 October 2004

Natalie Haddad, "Site Lines" exhibition at Elaine Jacob Gallery of Art, Wayne State University, Real Detroit Weekly, 19 May 2004

Keri Guten Cohen, "Sculptors Redefine Space", Detroit Free Press, 16 May 2004

NEWSPAPERS: (Continued)

Margaret Hawkins, "Gallery Glance", Chicago Sun-Times, 26 December 2003

Margaret Hawkins, "Photographer and sculptor shed new light on their work", Chicago Sun-Times, 2 February 2002

Alan Artner, "How The Parts Relate To The Whole", Chicago Tribune, 18 January 2002

Lisa Stein, "Renovated Block Museum Now Has Room To Show Off" Chicago Tribune, 22 September 2000

Alan Artner, "Building on Block Assessing the Art Space" Chicago Tribune, 8 October 2000

Jennifer Baldwin, "Jubilant Judaica" Tri-Valley Herald, San Ramon Valley Herald, San Mateo County Times, The Argus, The Daily Review, Alameda Times-Star, The Oakland Tribune, 22 April 2000

Betty Sacak, "Art Chicago" Post Tribune, 7 May 1999

Kevin M. Williams, “Art Gains A Place” Chicago Sun-Times, 3 March, 1999

Kathy Kaplan, “All InThe Family”, Chicago Tribune, 20 September 1998

Alan G. Artner, “ART: Midterm examination”, Chicago Tribune, 23 January 1998                   

Margaret Hawkins “Galleries”, Chicago Sun-Times, 9 January 1998

Margaret Hawkins “Galleries”, Chicago Sun-Times, 12 December 1997

Alan G. Artner “Neil Goodman’s sculpture receives a mid-career review” Chicago Tribune, 25 November 1997

Cara Glatt “Two exhibits show off Chicago artists”, Hyde Park Herald, 14 November 1997  

Mary Daniels "Art for Art's Sake Takes a Back Seat at SOFA 1994 Exposition” Chicago Tribune, 14 October 1994.

Kyle MacMillan “Summer accompanied by a variety of shows,” Sunday World Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, 3 July 1994.

Alan Artner, “Two Steps ahead, one back for Goodman,” Chicago Tribune, 1 October 1993.

David McCracken, “A Ten Most Wanted List for the Season’s Opening Night,” Chicago Tribune, 10 September 1993.

Michael Bonesteel, “Sculpture comes on strong,” Evanston Review, 17 June 1993.

Alan Artner, “Skill, precision of detail energize Goodman’s work,” Chicago Tribune, 26 April 1991

Alan Artner, “Small Bronzes a step forward for Goodman,” Chicago Tribune, 20 July 1990.

Steve Manheimer, “Midwest muse painter, sculptor takes inspiration from landscapes,” Indianapolis Star, 3 December 1989.

Marion Garmel, “Herron show evokes power of minimal,” Indianapolis News, 30 November 1989.

Alan Artner, “At the Galleries,” Chicago Tribune, 29 September 1988.

Lyn Smallwood, “National Sculpture Review,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10 February 1987.

Alan Artner, “Dart Gallery offers contemporary view of still life’s, human form,” Chicago Tribune, 30 April 1982.

Harold Haydon, “Still life cast in bronze at Frumkin-Struve show,” Chicago Sun-Times, 12 February 1982.

Alan Artner, “Frumkin & Struve exhibition,” Chicago Tribune, 19 January 1982.

David Elliott, “The Art season blooms in a bouquet of shows,” Chicago Sun-Times, 5 October 1980.

Lydia Finkelstein, “Sculptures reveal a wealth of information”, Hoosier Times, 24 October 2004

S.L.Berry, "Artist left books behind, took philosophy into sculpture", The Indianapolis Star, 24 May, 2002

Al Boswell, "Sculptors Featured at IUN Galleries", Post Tribune, 15 November 2001

Jerry Davich, "Shadows And Echoes" Indiana University Gallery for Contemporary Art, The Times, 4 November 2001

“Goodman surveys his work” Chicago Cultural Center, Post Tribune, 2 January 1998

“Making it big”, McCormick Place sculpture, TheTimes, 8 June 1997 Roseanne Tolin  “Visual Storytelling, Art in Chicago,” The Times, 15 November 1996                                         

Bob Kostanczuk  “Exhibit Moves in More Than One Direction,” Post Tribune, 26 January 1996.

Rick Marclay, “Steel Mills Inspire Artists,” Hammond Times, 25 February 1993.

Gordon Ligocki, “IUN art show leaves a lasting impression,” Hammond Times, 29 November 1991.

Gordon Ligocki, “Sculptures” spartan forms intrigue viewers,” Hammond Times, April 1991.

Gordon Ligocki, “Sculptor eschews “art” furniture,” Hammond Times 14 September 1990.

John Forwalter, “Styles mixed in IUN Exhibit,” Post-Tribune, 7 October 1984.

John Forwalter, “Sculpture at Library is top-notch,” Post-Tribune, October 1980.

 

FILMS

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University (In progress)

The Dow Centennial Sculpture Garden

Shadows & Echoes, Indiana University Northwest

 

SELECTED PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

UBS Warburg, UBS Tower, Chicago IL

Guy Anderson, Chicago IL

AT& T Corporate Center, Chicago IL

The Bedford Group, Northbrook IL

William Blair & Co., Chicago, IL

Brunswick Corporation, Skokie IL

Capital One, Corporate Headquarters, Chicago IL

Crown Consolidated Industries, Chicago IL

Deerfield Capital Management, Rosemont IL

Ernest and Young, Chicago IL

Foley & Lardner, Chicago IL

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis IN

Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN

Ingles and Associates, Detroit MI

JMB Realty, Corporate Headquarters, Chicago IL

Kirkland and Ellis, Chicago IL

Lincoln Financial Sculpture Park, Hartford CT

Lincoln Financial, Ft. Wayne IN

Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Heights IL

Museum of Outdoor Arts, Denver CO

Neil, Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago IL

Park Hyatt Hotel, Chicago IL

JB Pritzker, Chicago IL

Richar Interiors, Chicago IL

Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford IL

Sachnosf & Weaver, Chicago IL

Sears Corporate Collection, Hoffman Estates IL

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago IL

Tokai Bank, Ltd., Chicago IL

Tribler & Orpitt, Chicago IL

U.S. Gypsum, Chicago IL

Van Dan Bergh and Associates, Chicago IL             

Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kemmholz, Chicago, IL

Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kemmholz, Washington DC

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Award for Distinguished Scholarship/Creative Activity, Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN (2011)

Project Initiation Grant (2009, 2011), Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN

American Academy in Rome, Nominee for the Rome Prize (2004)                                

President's Arts and Humanities Initiative (RUGS), funding for Indiana University Northwest Savannah Center Sculpture Garden $50,000 (2004)

Summer Faculty Fellowship, (1997,1994, 1991, 1988, 1985, 1983, 1982) Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN

Grant-in-Aid, (1997, 1996, 1991, 1988, 1983,1982) Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN

Sabbatical Grant, (1997), (1987) Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN

Facilities Grant, Indiana University (1996)

Awards in the Visual Arts, nominee, (1985)

Outstanding M.F.A. Graduate, (1979)

Equipment Development Grant (1997)

Tyler School of Art, Temple University Philadelphia PA

 

CRITICAL REVIEWS                                      

National

Stephonus Heidacher, New Art Examiner, October 1987

David Snyder, New Art Examiner, March 1987

Joel Fisher, New Art Examiner, April 1986

Vito Acconci, New Art Examiner, January 1986    

Giacometti Furniture, New Art Examiner, January 1985

Claire Lieberman, New Art Examiner, December 1984

Neil Goodman: Twists and Turns

 

Like numerous American artists before him, sculptor Neil Goodman has found himself struck by the light and space of the California landscape. After having called Chicago home for decades, Goodman is now a West Coaster for good. Those who’ve followed Goodman’s work over his long career would know it for the subtle notes of Midwestern industry and functionality that hover in and around his forms. Repetitious beams and hooks are bound through efficient and elegant engineering, and heavy metals are forged to defy gravity, not unlike the bridges and girders that remain in the former steel capital of nearby Gary, IN.

 

These industrial references are inferred in the artist’s work, rather than illustrated outright, and the content in Goodman’s sculpture lies in the way this skilled formalist captures the finer influences of perception. Via his work, Goodman suggests that the environments around us imprint our visual experiences, whether we’re conscious of it or not, and in this case those experiences reverberate throughout his artistic practice. So what happens when this environment changes? What happens when the steely, structural density of crumbled manufacturing gets replaced with that flat, mirrored SoCal light that, to quote the artist, “gives volume to the void” of valleys that slope towards a mountainous horizon? One can sense that shift of perspective in Goodman’s Turn (2017).

 

This towering, six-pointed bronze sculpture, Turn, was born of Goodman’s affinity for “an economy of lines.” The neat rows of California’s vineyards reflect some of that man-made orderliness so prevalent in the artist’s earlier works, but imbued with the inconsistencies of the natural world. When evaluating his own work, Goodman speaks of a perfect perceptual spot: a point somewhere in the three-dimensional viewing of the sculpture in which the positive and negative space settle within a certain harmony as a whole. In Turn, the viewers will find that this sculpture never really settles --the eye is pulled around and around, as the network of lines intersect in different patterns as one’s perspective changes.

 

Goodman’s is an artistic practice that is marked in its consistency, but he’s wary, as most artists are, of the plateau that accompanies getting too good at one’s own craft. The artist says that for him, “a big move is a small move,” in that the driving force of his artistic concerns is constant, with nuanced variations leading from one body of work to the next. Goodman’s sculptures are unified in this exhibition, with the presence of Turn hinting at where the artist might go in the future, providing the tension that is crucial to a practice that will continually challenge viewers’ perceptions. A sea change, this is not; but, we can think of Goodman’s oeuvre as an epic novel, and what’s happening now is, as this show’s title suggests, a plot twist that pulls us in once again.

 

--Robin Dluzen, 2017