JORDAN WOOD

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Wood's work traverses the spaces between histories and fictions, artefacts and the discarded, what we choose to conceal and decide to expose. Using ceramics, collage, sculpture and installation, she distorts cultural collateral to distort contemporary hierarchies attached to objects, knowledge and space. Magazines and museums, retail spaces and universities employ a diverse range of mechanisms to present outputs of ideas and objects, ready for the play. These environments, ‘unnatural’ yet in caught in cycles of destruction and growth, offer abundant resources to ruminate and reassemble in an attempt to make new understandings.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, 2007
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), University of Melbourne, 2014

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
'Twofold' Tinning Street Presents, 2019
'The Dark Passenger' Gippsland Art Gallery, 2017
'The Rehabilitation of Strewn Pieces’ GoGo Bar, 2015
‘Flat Space’ Rubicon Gallery, 2015
‘Kuantan Flux’ Unicorn Lane Gallery, Ballarat, 2014
‘Why you are here’ ECAiR Gallery, Kuantan, Malaysia, 2013
‘Blow Off’ Rear View Gallery, 2013
‘Gathering Uncertain’ Seventh Gallery, 2013
‘Proposition for things to come’ Yarra Sculpture Gallery, 2013
‘Atrophia’ West Space, 2012
‘Amensalism Bunker’ Bus Projects, 2011
Vitrine, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, 2010
‘Evoludicrous’ Seventh Gallery, 2009
‘Horrorizon’ Bus Projects, 2008

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
‘Quivers’ Printmaker Gallery, 2019
Craft Cubed Window Walk, Craft Victoria, 2019
28 Beasts, curated by Ben Taranto and Jake Treacy, 2018
Not Fair Art Fair, 2017
‘As Long as the Night is Dark’ Wagga Wagga Art Gallery + MARS Gallery 2017
'CUT' The Dirty Dozen, co-curated with Rachel O'Connor 2016
'Horror Show’ Strange Neighbour Gallery, 2015
‘Wish You Were Here’ Linden Gallery, 2013
‘Antigonick’ Meat Market Theatre, 2013
'Artecycle’ Incinerator Gallery, 2012
‘The Essential Fire’ Incinerator Gallery, 2012
‘Swampland’ The Library Artspace, 2010
‘Worm Mountain’ C3 Contemporary Art Space, 2010
‘Structural Integrity’ as part of West Space’s Pavilion for Next Wave, 2010
‘A4 Art’ West Space, 2010
‘Studio Show’ Rear View Gallery, 2010
‘Window Frames’ Sydney Road shopfront exhibitions, 2009
‘Not so Summer Series’ Rear View Gallery, 2009
‘Seppuku’ Lindburg Gallery, 2009
VCA Graduate Exhibition 2007
‘For Every Bird’ MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne, 2007
‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ VCA Student Gallery 2007
VCA Graduate Exhibition 2006
End of Year Show MARS Gallery 2006
‘Proud’ Margaret Laurence Gallery 2006
Mary & Lou Senini Student Art Award McClelland Sculpture Park 2005

AWARDS
Incinerator Gallery Artecycle Prize, 2012 finalist
National Gallery Women’s Association Undergraduate Encouragement Award, 2006
David Teleskivi Memorial Prize for Sculpture, 2006
The Mary and Lou Senini Student Art Award, 2005

PUBLICATIONS
Simon Gregg ‘imagine’ Gippland Art Gallery catalogue, 2018
Simon Pericich ‘The Plague’ Art + Australia Issue 2 (54.1), 2017
Ashley Crawford ‘50 Things Collectors Need to Know: 35’ Art Collector issue 79, 2017
Sheridan Coleman ‘As Long as the Night is Dark’ Art Guide http://artguide.com.au/as-long-as-the-night-is-dark 2017
Simon Gregg ‘Travelling Dark’ Gippsland Art Gallery catalogue, 2016
Simon Gregg ‘Jordan Wood: Beautiful Wreckage’ http://thearticle.com.au/jordan-wood-beautiful-wreckage 2016

RESIDENCIES
Cowwarr Art Space, VIC 2015, 2016 + 2017
ECAiR, Kuantan, Malaysia, 2013
Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, 2012- 2013