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Jenn Wood

Contemp. Painting, MM, Photo

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art by somerville artist Jenn  Wood titled  Droplet for Cornell's Tamara
Droplet for Cornell's Tamara Acrylic/Mixed Media on acid free foam board 23.5 x 15"

Artist's Statement

My art practice spans over thirty years. It has evolved through production of innumerable series and diverse media. Mixed media series work may combine painting, printmaking, and/or photography, while other series employ only one medium. Shared content has woven and developed through many series over time, sometimes relating in imagery, spirit, and emotion. Work is primarily concerned with elements of nature: earth, water, and flora. Often it is influenced by the effects of humanity; manmade waste and industry’s destructive forces upon nature, or human joy and awe intersecting with industrial or natural realms. The work is based in intuitive practice, with color, texture, light, and line, ruling the roost of studio and production.

Equally powerful is my infinite curiosity and interest in vital process, materials, and tools. Photography, painting, and printmaking demand knowledge and exploration of these basics, as well as line, light, color, composition, and more. To be in frequent states of learning and experimentation may sometimes be complex but never boring. As an artist time is a challenge but also intriguing. The concepts of renewal and decay influence my work, as do wabi sabi and intimate immensity. Often my work reflects a desire to interpret time, memory, and juxtaposition as tangible imagery. The imperfection of human creations, impermanence of brief installations or exhibitions, and ephemeral qualities of photography, nature and more, are significant phenomena in my work.

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 founded by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg, and John H. Hauberg, and at SMFA Boston.

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