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Brian Wood


Brian Wood is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX; the National Gallery of Canada; the Montreal Museum of Fine Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal; the Museum of Modern Art in Prague; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; and many othres. Wood’s awards include the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, numerous Canada Council Grants including an “A” Grant, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He is currently on faculty at Hunter College in New York and previously taught at Yale University. Brian Wood is a painter exploring consciousness and time. Using the language of painting he has also explored hybrids of other media including drawing, photography, and film. His paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs are exhibited internationally and are held in private and public collections. Born on the prairies of northern Saskatchewan, Wood’s early imaginative experience was formed in harsh land, severe weather, and the life and death cycles of animals, crops and wilderness. Wood’s childhood on the farm, his absorption there in both nature and books, and his later studies in science and mathematics combine with his fascination and close attention to the shifting boundaries of body, sexuality, and awareness itself. From these inquiries, and seeing into his constantly arising inner images, come the form and obsessions of his work.

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