statement

My work is influenced by nature, humanity, decay, and renewal. Content may allude to water, environmental concerns, urban or rural sites, and psychology. Personal concerns often referred to are nature and water. they are critical stimuli in which I’ve been immersed since childhood, as often as possible. The work is based in painting/mixed media and photography. I utilize traditional and non-traditional processes, materials, and tools, which I find irresistible. Compositional concerns include line, color, light, texture, and degrees of transparency.

Building on my interest to interpret time and memory as tangible imagery, I consider these phenomena, and employ materials and processes to represent them as physical and emotional layers. I am inquisitive by nature and drawn to experimentation to find new approaches to my work. producing painting/mixed media and photography work animates my fascination with the universe and where I fit in.

please note, work shown on my website spans several years through the present. printmaking on ‘paper’ was primarily produced during 2012-2014, tho’ many pieces are more recently hand painted on prints from that time. Photography work spans several years also, continuing to the present.

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Exhibitions & Performances selected  

2019 COLLAGE , Site: Brooklyn Gallery, international exhibition, juror: Rachel Wolff , Creative Director of Sanden Wolff NYC, the gallery is in Brooklyn, NY

New Visions of Designed Environments, BSA Space , jurors: Meghan Melvin, Christine O’Donnell, Peter Vanderwarker; at BOS Society of Architects/ AIA, Boston, MA

Postcards For Fay, Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA

Drawn to Matter, ARC Gallery, UMass Lowell Foundations Faculty Group Show of Drawings + Works on Paper, Lowell, MA

2018    COLOR, National exhibition juried  by Marcela Guerrero, Asst. Curator Whitney Museum of America Art, at BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                Red, White + Blue,  National exhibition juried by Camilo Alvarez, founder of Samson Projects, at Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA 

                 Small Works 2018 Applicant Exhibition - Online,  juried by Sharon Louden, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                Magical Dialogue, Three Person Exhibition , curated by Karen Van Welden-Herman, Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

 Flat File selections , curated by Florence Neal, Director, Kentler International Drawing Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY X

Confronting Mortality, Global Group exhibition , Jane Szabo Curator, at L.A. Photo Curator online

Looking For America,  National exhibition organized by the artist collective For Freedoms, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain , CT

Water Levels , Group show at FPAC Gallery at the Envoy, Director: Leah Triplett Harrington, Boston, MA    

Gallery at the FID, J.C. Cannistraro grand opening reception, Boston, MA   

SMFA December Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2017   Light Traces, Two Person Exhibition, Manoog Artist Residency, at The Plumbing Museum, Watertown, MA, 

                 Snap to Grid,  International Group Show at LACDA, L.A. Center for Digital Art,  Rex Bruce, Director, Los Angeles, CA

                Flat File selections, curated by Florence Neal, Director, Kentler International Drawing Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                 House, And, Group show at FPAC Gallery at the Envoy, Director: Leah Triplett Harrington, Boston, MA                            

2016   15th National Prize Show, juried by Paul Ha, Director LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA         

                 02127/02210, annual group show curated by Kathleen Bitetti, Chief Curator, Spoke Gallery, Boston, MA

                Flat File selections, curated by Florence Neal, Director, Kentler International Drawing Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                        

                  O.S. Annual,  Fall 2016, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA              

2015   11th Annual Small Works Show, juried by Amy Williams, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

               Flat File selections, curated by Florence Neal, Director, Kentler International Drawing Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                        

               Homage: Old Northern Ave. Bridge, juried by Susan Merritt, independent curator, Gallery at 249 A Street, Boston, MA

               It’s Out! , Two Person Show,  juried exhibition, Boston Compass, Boston, MA

               Pop up Gallery, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, Ma        

               Paper Chase , annual fundraiser show, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA  

                Bi-Annual Faculty Show, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA                           

2014   Works on PaperNational Exhibition juried by Al Miner, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at: So  Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

                 Guest Artist, in conjunction with Sin Types August exhibition, A Gallery, Adam + Marian Peck Directors, Provincetown, MA

                Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University Gallery 808, Jurors: Pierrana Cavalchini, Curator at Isabella Stewart Gardner  Museum, Artists: Josephine Halvorson, Kenji Nakayama      

                Parks & Recreation, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA; Juror: Lexi Lee Sullivan, Asst. Curator, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

                MFA Thesis Exhibition, curator: Judith Tolnick Champa, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, and UMass Dartmouth CVPA Galleries, New  Bedford, MA

2013   Road Trip, juried by Beth Kantrowitz co-director of Drive By Gallery for Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston MA

               Illusions, Midway Channel Gallery, juried inaugural show, Boston MA     

                 A Collection of Works - MFA Thesis Candidates, Gallery 244, Star Store, UMass Dartmouth,

               Paper Chase 100, Fundraiser Exhibition, FPAC Gallery, Boston MA

                Water Earth, Earth Water, Two Person Exhibition with Russell Prigodich, Gallery 244, UMass Dartmouth

                 Print, group show, Travessia Winery gallery wall, New Bedford, MA

               Self Portraits in Pinhole (with cyanotype), Gallery 244, Star Store UMassDartmouth

2012    Internal CombustionJoseph Carroll juror, Carroll + Sons Gallery for Fountain St. Gall., Framingham, MA                          

                Art of Summer, Judith Klein Gallery, benefitting the Women’s Fund of New Bedford, MA                                 

                Big Ideas, Art at 12 Gallery, Boston MA                                  

                 Power of Verbal Art, group show, Midway Studios lobby gallery, Boston MA

                MFA Candidates Exhibition UMass Dartmouth, 2012: Judith Klein Gallery, New Bedford MA           

                 In Print, Graduate Printmaking student works, Star Store 244 Gallery, UMass Dartmouth                                                                       

               Glimpse, group show, Gallery 244, Gallery 244 Star Store, UMass Dartmouth    

2011   RED, group show juried by Howard Yezerski, for Cambridge (MA) Art Association at University Place Gallery

               Chain Letter, invitational group show, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston MA       

               Industrial Strength, juried by Howard Yezerski for Fountain St. Gallery, Framingham MA

               Annual Benefit Auction MA College of Art & Design, juried competition, Boston MA

                Looking Closely, 3 Artists’ Perspectives, Boston City Hall, Scollay Sq. Gallery

                 Mentoring, Art by teachers and selected students, Art at 12 Gallery, Boston, MA                                                                            

2010   Small Works Show, Art at 12 Gallery, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                             

                Valentines Feature Artists, Made in Fort Point Artists’ cooperative, Boston MA                   

2009-16 Member Artists, Made in Fort Point Artists’ cooperative, Boston MA

2008      Juried Holiday Art Sale, MA College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

                  Juried exhibition and sale, Artist’s Crossing, Boston MA                                                                                                                     

2007     Juried original art, Family Reach Foundation fundraiser, Boston MA                   

                 Open Studios 3 Person Exhibition, Gallery AA/B, Boston MA                                                   

2006      Winter Holiday Exhibition & Sale, SMFA Boston Museum School, Boston, MA                                                   

Prior      MA College of Art, Boston MA; 3-D Fine Art and Photography: varied juried student shows

                 MA College of Art, Modern Dance; several student performances including with Phillip Glass

                 Glass & Fiber Art: Cyclorama: Boston Center for the Arts, Student Exhbition                

                 Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston MA, exhibiting artist

                 

Publications

Meet Trailblazer Jenn Wood, Interview + Images, Boston Voyager Magazine, http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-trailblazer-jenn-wood/, 11.23.18

Cover Art, Essex Art Center catalog, Lawrence MA school and galleries, Fall 2018   

Sasha Parfenova, The Plumbing Museum Blog, Interview with Artist in Residence Jenn Wood, May 2017

Liz Devlin, 02127/02210 Annual Zip Code Show, Flux Boston Blog, July 16, 2016

o15 NPS Cambridge Art Association, Exhibition Catalogue, National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA, 2016

Resources for A Level Photography, Sussex Downs College Lewes,Online, 2015

Cate McQuaid, Parks & Recreation, Critic's Picks: Galleries, The Boston Globe, 8.6.2014

Cate McQuaid, Road Trip, Critic's Picks: Galleries, The Boston Globe, 7.17.2013

Kurt Cole Eidsvig, 23 Exit Signs - after road trip at the gallery at Atlantic Wharf, bigredandshiny.com, 8.19.13  

22nd Annual Benefit Art Auction Catalogue, MA College of Art and Design, 2011

Meredith Cutler, Industrial Strength, Artscope Magazine, July/Aug 2011

Liz Devlin, Industrial Strength: Benefit Event, Flux Boston blog, July 29, 2011

Jeremy Fox, City Hall recognizes local artists for women's history month, The Boston Globe, 3.9.11

Myers, Schaffner & Stein, The Fort Point Arts Community, Past Present and Future, 1st edition 2010

 

Art Collections 

Numerous private collections in New England and Chicago, Illinois  

Johnson and Conti, P.C., Boston, MA

School for Marine Science & Technology, UMass Dartmouth, Dean's Reception / Offices

Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA

Milford Whitinsville Hospital, Milford, MA                 

                                                                                                                                                 

Residencies

Provincetown Compact, C-Scape dune shack Artist Residence, Provincetown, MA, 2018

Manoog Family Artist in Residence Program 2017, at The Plumbing Museum , Watertown, MA, 2017

 

Appointments selected 

Certified Artist with City of Boston B.R.A. current and through -                                                                                                                         2020  

MA College of Art and Design, 20th Anniversary Annual Art Auction, Committee Member,                                                              2009

 ARTcetera Auction, acquisitions member, bi-annual Boston, MA event benefiting Aids Action Committee                  2000-08                                          

Local Cultural Council - 3 year term to 2005 in Milton, Ma, for MA Cultural Council                                                                          2002-05                                                                                                                            

Education

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MFA Fine Art, Printmaking/MM                                                                                              2014

Selected Critiques with: Anne Wilson, John Walker, and Karen Kunc

MA College of Art & Design, BFA 3-D Fine Art, (attended earlier), Boston MA                                                                                         2008

SMFA Boston Museum School, Mixed Media Composition course, Boston, MA                                                                                     2006

Prior   MA College of Art & Design, Monoprinting workshops, Boston MA                                                                                                       

              SMFA Boston Museum School, Painting course, Boston, MA                                                                

              Pilchuck Glass Ctr, RISD affiliate, Hot Glass Aesthetics/ summer, Stanwood, WA                                                                   

 

Teaching     

Adjunct Faculty, Art + Design Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell        Fall 2019

Art Teacher, Color Intensive: Painting, Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA 2019

Guest Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Art-To-Work Incubator Program                                                                 2018

Adjunct Faculty,Foundations Art Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell                                                                              Fall 2017

Adjunct Faculty,Foundations Art Program, Quincy College, Quincy, MA                                                                               Fall 2015 - 2016

Art Specialist, Chelsea High School/REACH, Chelsea, MA                                                                                                           9/2014 - 6/2017    

Teacher of Record, Foundations Printmaking, CVPA UMass Dartmouth,New Bedford, MA                                                       2012-14

Adjunct Faculty, Foundations Art Program,Quincy College, Quincy, MA                                                                                                 2009-12                 

 

Lectures + Workshops  selected               

Art Teacher, freelance, Painting-Collage/ mixed media, The Ipswich Museum, Ipswich, MA 2019

Advisor to Artists + Designers, Workshops + Consulting in Professional Development + Entrepreneurship 2008-Present

Art Teacher, freelance, Essex Art Center, Painting and Mixed Media Workshops, Lawrence, MA                            2010- Present

Guest Lecturer, Boston University, Survival Skills for Fine Artists, with MFA candidates.                                                                      2010

Workshop Leader, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Professional Development & Survival Skills for Artists      2009-17   

Workshop Leader, MA College of Art & Design, Boston MA, Artists’ Professional Development and Survival Skills.            2009       

Panel member, N.E. School of Art & Design/Suffolk U, freshman design critique, Boston, MA                                                    2009      

Panel member, MA College of Art & Design, The Art of the Deal, Boston, MA                                                                                            2008

Curatorial Experience 

Art Advisor to national art collections for acquisitions and management, corporate and private. 1990-2007

Sectors: Banking, Finance, Technology, Biotech, Municipal, Commercial Real Estate, Insurance, and Private.

Volunteer Work  selected

Manager, Made in Fort Point Artists Store, Fall - Winter Coordinator + Business Development, Boston, MA                            2016                                                                                             

Project Manager, Quincy College, Fine Artists Forum Panel for career week event, Quincy, MA                                                      2011                                                                   

Acquisitions Member, ARTcetera Auction, bi-annual benefit for Aids Action Committee, Boston, MA                              2000-08                                                                                           

Council Member, Local Cultural Council, 3 year term, MA Cultural Council, Milton, MA                                                                   2002-05

 

Exhibition Juror  selected

Art in the Park, Annual Fine art + Craft Show, Charlestown, MA, team juror                                                                                                       2011                                                                        

Annual Members Juried Exhibition: Water, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, solo juror                                                            2010                                                               

Out of the Blue, Attleboro MA Art Museum, 85th Anniversary National Exhibition, solo juror                                                             2008                                               

North River Art Association, Annual juried exhibition, Marshfield Hills, MA, solo juror                                                                               2006

Coca-Cola, High School art awards Boston MA, team juror                                                                                                                                               2000