Danny Goodwin, "Ruler Decoy", 2014, pigment print, Ed. of 4, 44x32 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Danny Goodwin, “Ruler Decoy”, 2014, pigment print, Ed. of 4, 44×32 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Daniel Goodwin

My work is an ongoing interrogation of photographic veracity and critique of authoritarian power. Except when it isn’t (I am learning to embrace contradiction and paradox). I’ve worked for a number of years on projects that relate to the United States intelligence community and attendant issues such as surveillance, secrecy, deception and violence. My most recent project Decoys, Duds and Dummies (goofy, minimal still-lifes, redacted portraits and film-scratched landscapes) is informed by both suburban development and my recent interest in Object Oriented Ontology. It also revisits the modernist obsession with the grid which informs photography’s ongoing digital evolution.


Texas-native Danny Goodwin (Delmar, NY) is an artist working primarily in photography and video installation. He is Associate Professor of Art and the Director of the Combined Media program in the Art Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York.  His work has been widely exhibited, including such venues as Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Momenta Art, Art Resources Transfer, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, as well as the California Museum of Photography, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, Ireland, and Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C. Recent exhibitions include Bad Moon Rising 6 (curated by Jan Van Woensel) at Cartel Gallery in London, and No Longer the Property Of at Lost Coast Culture Machine in Fort Bragg, CA, as well as a solo exhibition at Way Out Gallery in Rensselaerville, NY.

Danny received CPW’s Fellowship in 2006 and was selected by Sharon Bates, founder and director of the Albany International Airport Arts Program. To view his fellowship portfolio, click here.


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