Bio/CV

Alison Wood’s images discuss the relationship between the human mind in all of its complexities and technology and its ramifications on culture. 

     

Her process is informed by the intersection between the work of Wassily Kandinsky and the hidden world of our intuitive senses, C.G. Jung and his research regarding the collective unconscious, and the use of modern technology. 

     

She has exhibited Internationally — in Rome, Greece, Berlin, Stockholm, Luxembourg, Australia, Budapest, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Iceland  — and closer to home at The Torrance Art Museum (2021), The Korean Cultural Center (2018),  Stanford University Art Spaces (2013), and featured on Art Critic Charles Desmarais’ Blog (2011). 

     

In 2020 Woods curated the “Happy House” as a part of the “Spring Break Art Show” at the Row in Los Angeles. She also co-curated “We are here, here we are,” an exhibition of one hundred artists in outdoor spaces throughout Los Angeles featured in the LA Times by Christopher Knight.

 

From 2017-2020 she curated international arts exhibitions in Berlin, Luxembourg, and Greece, and at Durden and Ray Project Space, Los Angeles. She went on to represent Durden and Ray at the “Supermarket Art Fair” in Stockholm, Sweden, to introduce international arts opportunities to artists attending the fair.

 

In 2014 she founded the Bridge Residency, an invitational for artists to explore the Los Angeles art scene. In 2013 Woods was an Artslant Showcase Winner and the Art Trends Artist of the Year, published by Pardee, Canada.

 

CV

​Nationality - American

Lives and Works in Los Angeles

 

Education

​MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Awards and Fellowships

​2019

Residency, Hangmen Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2018

Residency, Aegean Center for the Arts, Paros, Greece

 

2013         

Artslant  8th Showcase Winner

Art Trends Artist of the Year 2013 edition, Pardee Publisher, Canada

Fellowship at The Critique Program, Berkeley, CA

2012         

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant SFAI Faculty Nominee

 

Exhibitions

2022

The Non-Objective Moment, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Connect/Collaborate, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

2021

Open Call, Curated by Peter Frank, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Nomad, Hosted by Torrance Art MuseumMedical Center Building, Torrance, CA

Highbeams, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2020

Shape of Us, Curated by Mayuka Kato Doja, Bourglinster, Luxembourg

Personal Contacts, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

We Are Here, Here We Are, Greater Los Angeles, CA

Hobson's ChoiceTorrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Happy House, Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

The Vista, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

QiPO 01, Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2019

Parallax, Axil Obiger, Berlin Germany

Set Today / Set Future, Gallery Mod, Istanbul, Turkey

West by East Coast, Hangman Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

Figura: Micro Macro, Neumünster, Luxembourg

B-LA Connect, Axil Obiger, Berlin, Germany

Outward Bound, Galleri Kalashnikovv,  Johannesburg, South Africa

Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm Sweden

CoLab IV, Torrance Art Museum  Torrance, CA

Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

Dreams Upon Waking, MŰTŐ, Budapest, Hungary

QiPO 01, Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

From the Edge of the World, Ekkisens Reykjavík, Iceland

 

2018 

Los Angeles is, once again, Curated by Camilla Boemio, Temple University Rome Italy

A heap of broken images where the sun beats, Aegean Center for the Arts Paros, Greece

Vernissage, Musée du Vin Ehnen  Luxembourg

Dragnet 832, Durden and Ray Los Angeles, CA

In the stillness between two waves of the sea, Durden and Ray,  Los Angeles, CA

Odd Convergences:Steps/Missteps, Korean Cultural Center  Los Angeles, CA

Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm Sweden

CoLab III, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Between Post and Pre, Durden and Ray  Los Angeles, CA

Inverted Realities, McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA

 

2017         

Cache_LA, Mint Moue, Los Angeles CA

Satellite One, TW Fine Art  Brisbane, Australia

Entangled Loci, HilbertRaum, Berlin, Germany

Round Won, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Far Bazaar, Invitational, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA,

The Collectivists, Curated by Kara Walker Tome, The Brand Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Obverse, Durden and Ray  Los Angeles, CA

2016         

The Night/La Nuit, BLAM Projects  Los Angeles, CA

Faux Dada, Curated by Kio Griffith, Muzeumm,  Los Angeles, CA

MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Shift and Fade, BLAM Projects, Los Angeles  CA

Mondrian Died for Our Sins, Curated by Max Presneill, BLAM Projects, Brooklyn  NY

Abstract, BLAM Projects, Brooklyn  NY

Annual Survey of Art in LA, LA n CV3, Coachella Valley Art Center  Indio, CA

stARTup Fair, Featured Artist, Highland Gardens Hotel, Hollywood, CA, Juried by Kim Abeles, Dan Cameron, Andi Campognone, Christine Duval, Peter Mays, Hillary Metz, William Powhida

 

2015          

MASque Attack #3,  Los Angeles, CA

Still I Rise, Urbano Cellars  Berkeley, CA

Water Gardens, Curated by Elana Sampson, Santa Monica CA

 

2014         

Red, Studio 110 Projects,  Sausalito, CA  

See Us Roar, Curating Contemporary  http://curatingcontemporary.com/         Art at Colorflow, Curated by Michelle Nye, Berkeley, CA

 

2013          

Paint it Black, Studio 110 Projects  Sausalito, CA

Schizogenesis/Mixed Origins, Curated by Ginger Wolfe Suarez, Untitled Prints and Editions, Los Angeles, CA              

Stanford Art Spaces, Curated by Marilyn Grossman, Stanford University Stanford, CA

 

Juried Exhibitions

2009          

First Annual First Show, San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA

 

2008          

The Persistence of Being, Rake Gallery  Portland, OR

Static/Flux, Juror: Jenene Nagy, MK Gallery  Portland, OR

Curatorial Projects

2020

We Are Here / Here We Are, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Happy House, Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2019

Figura: Micro Macro, Neumünster, Luxembourg

Figura: Micro Macro, Durden and Ray Los Angeles CA

B-LA Connect, Axil Obiger, Berlin, Germany

 

2018 

A heap of broken images where the sun beats, Aegean Center for the Fine Arts Paros, Greece

In the stillness between two waves of the sea, Durden and Ray,  Los Angeles, CA

CoLab III, Torrance Art Museum  Torrance, CA

 

2017   

Entangled Loci, HilbertRaum  Berlin, Germany       

FUtopia, BLAM Projects  Los Angeles, CA

Obverse, Durden and Ray  Los Angeles, CA

 

Experience

2014

Mural Production Assistant for Amy Ellingson, San Jose ICA, San Jose CA

2000         

Guest Lecturer, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 
 
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