Recent solo exhibitions include those at The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2017); The Lowry, Salford (2016); Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2016); The Drawing Center, New York (2015-16) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2011-12). Group exhibitions include Museum Folkwang, Essen; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; ICA, London; Tate Liverpool; The Drawing Room, London; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden; Neue Galerie, Innsbruck; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Curitiba Biennale, Brazil in 2013. Goodyear is included in the upcoming group exhibition The Way We Are 2.0 at Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen alongside artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Katharina Grosse, Richard Serra and Jeff Wall.
Goodyear’s work is included in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Olbricht Collection, Essen; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Pieter and Marieke Sanders, Haarlem; Robert Devereux Collection, London and The New Art Gallery, Walsall. her work is currently on display in a group exhibition at The New Art Gallery, Walsall. In March 2020 Goodyear will speak at the Henry Moore Institute symposium Women Who Run with the Wolves and in April Leeds Arts University Gallery will open a solo exhibition, Rachel Goodyear, for which the artist will use the space experimentally, creating a collage of animations as a dreamscape.
Goodyear was included in Pippy Houldsworth Gallery's 2020 Insight project, an online viewing platform that debuted new works by fifteen artists, all produced during lockdown.