Richard Goodwin was born in Sydney in 1953. Goodwin is a Sydney-based artist, architect, and academic whose practice encompasses art, architecture, urban design, performance, installation and public art. His academic research articulates the plasticity of cities and urban spaces, and the role of art practice in town planning. In 1996 Goodwin established the Porosity Studio at the College of Fine Arts within the University of New South Wales, where he currently holds the position of Professor of Fine Arts and Design.

Goodwin’s architectural practice postulates parasitic connections between private and public space, including recent works Cope Street Parasite and Deepdene Parasite. Goodwin has also completed several public structures including motorway barriers and four pedestrian bridges, one of which was constructed for the Olympic Games precinct in Sydney 2000.

His work has been included in three Venice Biennales for Architecture and attracted several awards, including The National Sculpture Award (1985), The Sculpture by the Sea Prize (2003), Helen Lempriere Award (2004), the Blackett Award for Architecture in (2004), and the Wynne Prize from the Art Gallery of NSW (2011).

His artwork is held in major collections including the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Nuremburg Museum, Germany; Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney; Ararat Gallery; Artbank, Sydney; Costain Collection, Melbourne; Darwin Institute of Technology; Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne; Mildura Arts Centre; Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane; Orange Regional Gallery; Wollongong City Gallery; Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand; New England Regional Art Museum, Benalla Regional Gallery, National War Museum, Canberra.