Herb Goodman is professor & chair of the art and design program at Eastern Kentucky University. He spent over twenty years in the visual communications business prior to receiving his graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1986. In 2000, the State of Louisiana honored him with its highest award in his field: The Division of the Arts Fellowship in Design Arts. In 2011 he was inducted into the The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Pi and is a recipient Comparing hands with Vilma and Maria Salido - sixth generation basket makers - in Guaytacama, Ecuador.,of the Wolfson Fellowship.
After living 20 years in the deep south, he returned to Appalachia where his passion for regional applied arts has been reinvigorated.
This has triggered a renewed interest in traditional culture, materials, processes, construction, & syntax. Consequently he has created a very unique new body of work based on traditional woven structures. This work has been embraced by the arts community by inclusion in national, international shows and recently, a solo exhibit at the Doris Ulmann Gallery In Berea Kentucky. He wasselected to be included among the LexArts HorseMania 2010 artists who painted, wove, and embellish the life-sized fiberglass horses for outdoor display on the streets of Lexington, Kentucky. His work is represented through the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky.