GREG WOOD . BIO & CV



Visibility, or the lack of it, is key to Wood’s ongoing engagement with landscape. Rather than a descriptive outline of the places Wood frequents, he encourages a more ambiguous reading and seeks an emotional response to his paintings.  Hence, the landscape is purposely obscured and often further abstracted by mist suspended somewhere between imagination and location.

Influenced by growing up amongst a family of artists, Greg Wood has been an active landscape painter since the mid-90s. This has enabled him to live for a period in Tasmania, travel to Vietnam and Japan and undertake a residency in Brussels. Woods work has been included in several important Australian award exhibitions including the John Glover,  Tattersalls Prize, and the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize, and the Kate Derum Award.  Wood has an extensive exhibition history including curated and solo exhibitions at Australian Galleries (Melbourne), Poimena Gallery (Launceston), West Space (Melbourne), James Makin Gallery (Melbourne) and Stockroom (Kyneton) and his recent artist-in-residence in Brussels culminated in an exhibition at Superdeals, (Brussels).  Wood’s work is part of important private and public collections, including the Joyce Nissan and Peter Mac Art Collections.


EDUCATION

1996-98   Bachelor of Fine Art Painting, University of Tasmania

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Misty Morning, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria

2017     I Thought of You, Superdeals, Brussels, Belgium

2017     Liminal Highways, Franque, Melbourne

2018    Disparate Encounters, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2016    Slow Release , Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria

2012    Walking Distance, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2012    Landforms , Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria

2009   Neither forgotten nor kept , Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2007   Between States , Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2006   Movement and Change , Roney Gallery, Sydney

2006   Greg Wood , Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

2005   Recent Works , Lakes Gallery, Paynesville

2003   Foreign , Zab Gallery, Melbourne

1998    Transformation , Sidespace, Hobart



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    Mixed Tape, Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria

2017    Stockroom Travels Cremorne, Cremorne

2013    The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead , Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2013    Time, Launceston, Tasmania

2012    Annual Fundraising Exhibition , West Space, Melbourne

2012    Real Nowhere Land, Manningham Gallery, Manningham City Concil

2011     Annual Fundraising Exhibition , West Space, Melbourne

2011     New Romantics , Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

2008   A4 Art 2008, West Space, Melbourne

2008   I can stand you , TCB art inc, Melbourne

2007   Stock Show, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2007    Glover Prize exhibition , Evandale, Tasmania

2007    Art Melbourne , Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

2006    Portrait of Salote , Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2006    Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize Exhibition, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2006    Art Melbourne, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

2005    Melbourne Affordable Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

2005    Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney

2004    Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize Exhibition, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2004    The Woods, Kings ARI, Melbourne

2004    Melbourne Affordable Art Fair , Exhibition Buildings,Melbourne

2002    Recent Works , 69 Smith Street, Melbourne

2001     Found Members , Found Project Space, Melbourne

 

AWARDS

2017    Finalist, Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries, Melbourne

2016    Finalist, M Collection Art Award, Melbourne

2014    Finalist, Glover Prize, Tasmania

2014    High Commended for Creativity, Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane

2011     Finalist, The Hutchins Art Prize, Tasmania

2011     Finalist, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize, South Australia

2011     Finalist, ANL Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne

2011     Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman

2011     Finalist, Glover Prize, Tasmania

2010    Finalist, Tattersalls Prize, Brisbane

2007   Finalist, Glover Prize, Tasmania

2006   Finalist, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize, South Australia

 

RESIDENCIES

2017    Artist in Residence Program, Superdeals, Brussels, Belgium

 

COLLECTIONS

Peter Mac Art Collection, Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Private Collections

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012    Caroline Field, Walking Distance (catalogue essay) Dan Rue, In Galleries, The Age

2011     Simon Gregg, New Romantics: darkness and light in Australian Art, Australian Scholarly Publishing

2009   Caroline Field, Neither forgotten nor kept (catalogue essay) Dan Rule, Around the Galleries, The Age, 12 September

2006   Penny Webb, Head in the clouds, Sightlines, The Age, 3 February

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