King was Born 1991 in Raleigh NC and diagnosed with autism when he was two and a half years old. He attended the Special Education program of Wake County School Systems and received a certificate from Leesville High School in Raleigh NC in 2012. King attended UNC at Greensboro for one year, living away from home in the college dorm for the Beyond Academics Program in 2013. King became a painter in 2013. In addition to his parents, Thomas & Yuko Taylor and a brother Malik Nobumasa Godwin, he has many other supporters of his painting career. King currently lives in a apartment attached to parents home independently. He is a proud team member of the Special Olympic Raleigh Racer Swimmers and a performing member of Special Japanese Taiko-Drum ensemble.


​​Born    Raleigh, NC, 1991


2021    Lives in an apartment off of his parents’ house, and works in Raleigh NC

1994    Diagnosed with Autism



1995    Admitted to the Wake Co. Special Education program, Raleigh NC

2012    Received certificate for Leesville Road High School, Raleigh NC

2014    Attended Beyond Academic Program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro NC

2015    Guided painting application skills by Yuko N Taylor, Raleigh NC

Awards and Grants

2021    Raleigh Magazine “The New Influential 20 people in their 20’s”, Raleigh NC

2020    United Art Council of Wake Co. Artist Support Grant, Raleigh NC

2020    Visual Art Exchange, Artist Relief fund, Raleigh NC

2018    Merit award artist booth for Artsplosure Raleigh, NC downtown Art market

2016    United Art Council Emerging Artist Grant Received, Raleigh NC

2016    Visual Art Exchange FRESH Exhibition Merit Award, Raleigh NC


One and Two Person Exhibitions

2022    Charlotte Russell Contemporary Gallery Solo Exhibition, Raleigh NC

2021    Sage Studio Gallery, An Artist is having a good day, Solo Exhibit, Austin TX

2021    NC Museum of Art Front Reception Local Art Selection Exhibit, Raleigh NC

2021    The Esteamed Café, Inaugurate Exhibit, Cary NC

2020    Meredith Collage Art Dept Duo Show “Together”, Raleigh NC

2019“Outbound” Exhibition in the Hat House in Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Winston

Salem, NC

2019    RIT Center show, Durham NC

2018    Unite Art Council of Wake Co. Solo show, Raleigh NC

2018    Simkin Hair saloon Exhibit, Raleigh NC

2017    Joe VanGogh Café solo show, Durham NC

2016    Art Space Solo Exhibition at the Front space, Raleigh NC 

2016Solo featured in ArtAccess of NC fundraising, Raleigh NC

2015    Women’s Club Solo Exhibit, Raleigh NC

2015    Solo Exhibit at Roundabout art Collective, Raleigh, NC.

Group Exhibitions

2022    Outsider Art Fair 2022, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC NY

2022    Mint Museum “Coined in the South Juried Exhibition, Charlotte NC

2021    Hartwell Local artist highlight Group Show, Raleigh NC

2021    BelAir Art Center Special Exhibit, Rocky Mount, NC

2021    Hartwell, Charlotte Russell Contemporary, Raleigh NC

2021 featured artist, Raleigh NC

2021    Art Ritual, Charlotte Russell Contemporary, Raleigh NC

2020    Sage Studio Austin group show, Austin TX

2020Selected artist for Unblocked Exhibition at Block Gallery at Raleigh NC

2020    Christopher Park Gallery, Greenville SC

2020    ArtSpace FRESH Group show, Raleigh NC

2020    Levin JC Center Exhibit, Durham NC

2020    Visual Art Exchange Gala, Raleigh NC

2019    Come Out and Play 18th year show booth, Durham NC

2019    NC Museum of Art, Monster Drawing, Raleigh NC

2019    Christ Church Clark’s Promise show, Raleigh NC

2019    Family Café Show, Orlando FL

2019    Hygge Gallery, Shizuoka Japan

2019    Artsplosure Vending, Raleigh NC

2019    Imaginability Conference Featured artist, Raleigh NC

2018    OpenWide BlueGrass Fest, Raleigh NC

2018    National Humanity Center show, Durham NC

2018    Walls we build Exhibit Featured at Pleiades Gallery, Durham NC

2018    Ultralight Exhibit at VAE, Raleigh NC

2018    Corridor show at ArtSpace, Raleigh NC

2017    OpenWide BlueGrass Fest, Raleigh NC

2016    Buy Local Turkish house 2016 event, Cary NC                

2016    Art in the Garden Show, Raleigh NC

2016    Lucky Tree, Raleigh NC

2016    Family Café Show, Orlando FL

2016    Raleigh Little Theatre Fundraising Gala, Raleigh NC

2016    Clark’s Promise Fundraising, Raleigh NC

2016    FRESH show at ArtSpace, Raleigh NC

2016    ArtSpace Gala Donation, Raleigh NC

2016    Visual Art Exchange Gala Donation, Raleigh NC

2016    Visual Art Exchange FRESH, Raleigh NC

2015    ArtAccess Fundraising Appreciation show, Raleigh NC

2015    Roundabout Art Collective Guest Artist Show, Raleigh NC


North Carolina State University, selected for the Gregg’s Museum Permanent Collection of 2020, Director Roger  Manley, Raleigh NC

Featured local artist at North Carolina Museum of Art Museum Shop (March 2021 – ongoing)

Selected Collections

Charlotte Miller Russell Family Collection

Randy & Susan Woodson Family Collection

Thomas Sayer Collection

Nicole and Branford Marsalis Collection

Chuck Pell Family Collection

Ira Goldstein Family Collection

Roger Manley Collection

Jean-Pascal Fournier Collection, Montreal Canada

Randy and Linda Marcuson Collection

Mary Ann Scherr Family Collection

Gillian and Meredith Kittrell Family Collection

Joe and Anna Ball Hodges Family Collection

Bob Rankin Family Collection

Betty Bercowski Collection, Greenville SC

Joy Lisi and Scott Rankin, Durham NC

Dorcas Lyon Family Collection

Franklin Vagnne & John Yeagley Collection, Winston Salem NC

Bernard and Naoko Paganotti Family Collection, France

Nobuyoshi and Makiko Nogami Family Collection, Japan

Michael Kamerling Family Collection, Germany


2022    Rawvision Magazine Featured Article, London UK

2021    WRal-TV5 Tarheel Traveler Scott Mason film, Raleigh NC

2021    PBS12 NC Autism Speak out through his Art.  King Godwin

2020    Greggs Museum by North Carolina State Univ. Permanent Collection featured video

2020    Creative Quarantine art by King Godwin : by City of Raleigh Art

2019    King’s book release titled “Artist is having a good day” by Susan W. Woodson at The Gregg Museum at NCSU

2017    Featured Artist  Article in Walter Magazine, Raleigh NC

2013    Featured in Mid Town North Raleigh Newspaper Article, Raleigh NC