“As an artist and area native, I have been greatly influenced by the industrial rustbelt topography of northwest Indiana. I have often marveled at the fantastic and uniquely sculptural shapes of many of the mills, bridges, barges, and cranes indigenous to the area. My work is both a reflection of my environment as well as a visual link to it. My interest in locating this body of work in northwest Indiana seems pertinent to both the aesthetic quality of the images as well as its influences.”
- Neil Goodman
Neil Goodman’s work is intimately linked to the northwest Indiana region, where he has lived and worked through most of his life. A professor of art at IU Northwest since 1979, Goodman has established himself in the Chicago area art community as both an artist and teacher. His work has been exhibited and reviewed frequently, and have included significant public and private commissions throughout the United States. In the Chicago area, Goodman’s most visible public works include a monumental wall relief at the Chicago McCormick Place South Pavilion and a permanent, large-scale bronze installation at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University.