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

Connect/Collaborate, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

2021

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

Medical Center Building, Torrance, CA, Nomad

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Highbeams

2020

Bourglinster, Luxembourg, Shape of Us

Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA, Personal Contacts

Greater Los Angeles, We Are Here, Here We Are

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Hobson's Choice

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

Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA, Vista

QiPO 01 Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2019

Axil Obiger, Berlin Germany, Parallex

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

Hangman Projects, Stockholm, Sweden, West by East Coast 

Neumünster, Luxembourg, Figura: Micro Macro

Axil Obiger, Berlin, Germany, B-LA Connect

Galleri Kalashnikovv,  Johannesburg, South Africa, Outward Bound

Supermarket Art Fair  Stockholm Sweden

Torrance Art Museum  Torrance, CA, Curation/Group Show, CoLab IV

Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, Group Show

MŰTŐ, Budapest, Hungary, Group Show, Dreams Upon Waking

QiPO 01 Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

Ekkisens Reykjavík, Iceland, Group Show, From the Edge of the World

 

2018 

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

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

Musée du Vin Ehnen  Luxembourg, Group Show, Vernissage

Durden and Ray Los Angeles, CA, Group Show, Dragnet 832

Durden and Ray  Los Angeles, CA, Curation/Group Show, In the stillness between two waves of the sea

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

Supermarket Art Fair  Stockholm Sweden

Torrance Art Museum  Torrance, CA, Curation/Group Show, CoLab III

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

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

 

2017         

Mint Moue  Los Angeles CA, Group Exhibition, Cache_LA,

TW Fine Art  Brisbane, Australia, Group Exhibition, Satellite One,

HilbertRaum  Berlin, Germany, Curation/Group Show, Entangled Loci,

Durden and Ray  Los Angeles, CA, Group Exhibition, Round Won

Cerritos College  Cerritos, CA, Invitational Group Project, Far Bazaar

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

Durden and Ray  Los Angeles, CA, Curation/Group Show,Obverse

2016         

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

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

Torrance Art Museum  Torrance, CA, Group Exhibition, MAS Attack

BLAM Projects, Los Angeles  CA, Group Exhibition, Shift and Fade

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

BLAM Projects, Brooklyn  NY, Group Exhibition, Abstract

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

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

 

2015          

Pop Up  Los Angeles, CA, Group Exhibition, MASque Attack #3

Urbano Cellars  Berkeley, CA, Group Exhibition, Still I rise 

Water Gardens  Santa Monica CA, Group Exhibition, Curated by Elana Sampson,  

 

2014         

Studio 110 Projects  Sausalito, CA  Group Exhibition, Red

Curating Contemporary  http://curatingcontemporary.com/  See Us Roar, Group Exhibition                                     

Zaentz Media Center  Berkeley, CA, Group Exhibition Curated by Michelle Nye, SFMOMA

 

2013          

Studio 110 Projects  Sausalito, CA, Group Exhibition, Paint it Black

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

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

 

Juried Exhibitions

2009          

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

 

2008          

Rake Gallery  Portland, OR, Juror: Jeremy Tucker, The Persistence of Being

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

Curatorial Projects

2020

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

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

2019

Neumünster, Luxembourg, Figura: Micro Macro

Durden and Ray Los Angeles CA, Figura: Micro Macro

Axil Obiger, Berlin, Germany, B-LA Connect

 

2018 

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

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

Torrance Art Museum  Torrance, CA, CoLab III

 

2017   

HilbertRaum  Berlin, Germany, Entangled Loci         

BLAM Projects  Los Angeles, CA, FUtopia

Durden and Ray  Los Angeles, CA, Obverse

 

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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