Dryden Goodwin's practice incorporates drawing, often in combination with photography and live action video; he creates gallery installations, films, projects in public space, etchings, works on-line and soundtracks. Goodwin's work has been shown extensively nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The Photographers' Gallery, London, The National Portrait Gallery, London, the Venice Biennale and the Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenberg, Sweden. His work in collections includes, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Tate Collection, The National Portrait Gallery, London and The Science Museum, London. Festival screenings of his first feature length film 'Unseen: The Lives of Looking', have included, 24th Edition of Camerimage, International Film Festival, 2016, Bydgoszcz, Poland, nominated in the International Documentary Feature competition for Cinematography; CPH:DOX 2015, Copenhagen, nominated in the Dox:Award, the Documentary Feature competition; The International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2016.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects include 'Unseen: The Lives of Looking', Queen’s House, Royal Museum's Greenwich, London, accompanied by an exhibition of drawings and artefacts featured in the film, 2015; 'Skill', MIMA, Middlesbrough, an exhibition of a 12 part film and related drawings, 2015; 'Poised', Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, a film installation, 2014; 'Wander' a permanent installation of 100 steel etching plates, Cambridge, 2014; 'Breathe', commissioned by Invisible Dust, a large scale projection, animating over 1,300 pencil drawings, projected at night, next to Westminster Bridge, opposite the Houses of Parliament, 2012; 'Linear' commissioned by Art on the Underground, 60 pencil portraits and 60 short films, displayed as posters, on digital screens and at exhibition sites, across the London Underground network and online, 2010-2012. 'Coax', Raum mit Licht, Vienna and Fotoforum West, Innsbruck, Austria, 2011; 'Cast', at the Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009 and the Photographers' Gallery, London, 2008.
Recent group exhibitions include, 'Precarious Nature', CoCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016; 'Stories in the Dark', part of The Whitstable Biennale 2016; 'Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today' curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, touring China, 2015-2016; 'Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs', London Transport Museum, 2013; 'Everything Flows' commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella exhibited at the De La Warr Pavilion, 2012; 'The World in London', curated by the Photographers' Gallery, shown in Victoria Park, 2012; 'Exquisite Forest', Tate Modern and Google, 2012; 'Poetry of Motion', National Portrait Gallery, London, 2012; 'Images of the Mind', Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic, 2011; 'Grand National', Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, 2010; 'London Calling: Who Gets to Run the World', Total Museum, Seoul, 2009 also Hanjiyun Contemporary Space, Beijing, 2009. Goodwin is a Reader at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.