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Jenn Wood

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art by somerville artist Jenn  Wood titled  Water is Life
Water is Life Acrylic/Mixed Media on translucent yupo 18 x 12"
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Artist's Statement

My art practice spans over thirty years and has evolved through production of innumerable series and diverse media. Mixed media work may combine painting, printmaking, and/or photography, while other works are only one medium. Work is often concerned with elements of nature, earth, water, and plants. It is influenced by the effects of humanity; manmade waste and industry’s destructive forces upon nature, or human joy and awe of nature, sometimes intersecting with industrial or natural realms. My work is based in intuitive practice, with color, texture, light, and line, leading the activity of studio and production.

A perpetual curiosity and interest in process, materials, and tools for painting and photography prompts  experimentation and lifelong learning, which may sometimes be challenging but never boring. The concepts of renewal and decay influence my work, as do wabi sabi and intimate immensity. It can also reflect a desire to integrate time and memory as tangible imagery. 

Bio: Jenn's work is in the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, ICP/International Center of Photography NYC, LACDA/Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CA, The Plumbing Museum, Watertown, MA, and several private and corporate collections.  She has been awarded residencies at the C-Scape Dune Shack, Provincetown, MA and The Plumbing Museum, Watertown, MA. 

Her work has been shown at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; International Center of Photography, NYC; L.A. Center for Digital Art, CA; The Plumbing Museum, Watertown, MA; The Painting Center, Art File Gallery online, NYC; 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; Denise Bibro Fine Art online, NYC; Site:Brooklyn Gall., Brooklyn, NY; BWAC Gall., Brooklyn, NY;  A Gallery, Provincetown, MA;  Bromfield Gall., Boston; Atlantic Wharf Gall., Boston; CAA/University Place Gall., Cambridge MA; Boston University Gall. 808, MA; Gallery At 249, Boston; Spoke Gallery, Boston; Assemblage Gall. at the Envoy, Boston; BSA Space Boston Society of Architects/AIA, MA; Annex Gall., Brookline Art Center, MA; L.A. Photo Curator, online; Trestle Gallery online, Brooklyn, NY; Lenscratch, online; Arts Research Collaborative Gall., Lowell, MA; Scollay Square Gall., Boston City Hall, MA;  Chester Sidell Gall., Lawrence, MA; Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Midway Channel Gallery, Boston; Judith Klein Gallery, New Bedford MA; Fountain St. FA, Framingham, MA; Art at 12 Gallery, Boston;  Pandemic Lense, Online Projects Magazine + Gallery. 

Jenn received her MFA from UMass Dartmouth and BFA from MA College of Art, with additional studies at Pilchuck Glass School and SMFA Boston.

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