Alison Goodyear

Alison Goodyear is a visual artist, researcher and educator based in Bedfordshire in the UK. Initially, her early art practice involved working as an abstract painter, using paint on canvas. Over the course of the past two years this practice has evolved into working on painting in the expanded field, testing what it is we understand as painting today and what that might mean for both the artist/maker/producer and the viewer/participant/contributor.


This work connects with Goodyear’s practice led PhD research, completed at Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School, University of the Arts London in 2017, supervised by Professor Malcolm Quinn and Professor Daniel Sturgis. This research practice examines the threshold between aesthetic and banal absorption in painter to painting relationships drawing on the theories of Denis Diderot, Michael Fried and David Joselit. It achieves this through a collaborative address to and from painting practice.