Born in Vinita, Oklahoma, Goodwin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oklahoma State University in 1974 and completed a MFA degree from University of Illinois in 1976. In 1978, the artist established a New York studio and worked as an assistant to Leon Polk Smith 1980-81 and served as an associate of Duke University Leadership and the Arts from 1997-2003. Goodwin has received honoraria from The Drawing Center, NYC, Iona College, Oklahoma State University and Duke University. Solo exhibitions include New York, Aspen, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Santa Fe, Lenox. Berkshire Museum, and others. Goodwin’s work is included in many corporate and private collections in the USA and abroad. Museum collections include Bartlett Art Center, Oklahoma State University, Museum of Fine Arts, Flagstaff, Neuberger Museum SUNY Purchase, NY, Decordova Museum Lincoln, MA, Naples Museum of Fine Art, Naples FL, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio and the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA. The artist now resides and works in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.