John Wood’s beautiful abstract imagery is the culmination of a lifetime of work in art. His current work uses the human form as a starting point to build up layers of line, form and color in graphite, crayon, oil pastel and enamel. He strives to be as open and engaged as possible with the developing image, trusting that the art will lead him in the right direction. In the end, the work alludes to the human body symbolically, but John is much more interested in the emotional and sensual qualities that emerge rather than any recognizable forms.
Mr. Wood began his education in Utah and earned an MFA degree in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He has lived and worked in New York City as well as Florida and Utah before making the Bay Area his home.
Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
555 California Street, Concourse, San Francisco, CA
SFMOMA Café Museo, San Francisco, CA
Space Gallery, Denver, CO
Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Hyde Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
University of Utah, Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Residency, Long Island University, Southampton, NY
Residency, Artists-In-Education, Salt Lake City, UT
Residencies, Mural projects in the Schools, Salt Lake City, UT & Hayward, CA
Project Review Panel, Syracuse School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY
“Wood on Hyde” Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle
“Interplay” Maria Medua, ArtBusiness.com