With a background as a painter prior to my involvement in ceramic media, I find my work consistently manifests itself in hybrid forms with it's relationships to painting and sculpture. I have always been intrigued by the dimensional, spatially interactive qualities of sculptural form. And yet, also drawn to the frontal, illusionistic quality that painting's surfaces yield.
I want all my work, whether self contained objects or installations, to illicit moments of reflection and speculation: with the viewer becoming a reader, and the "work" being a text which has to create its meanings. This opens up "possibilities" for both the viewer and for me as an artist. I'm looking for ways not to close to myself off stylistically, but instead to generate an internal logic that's diverse and open. This allows the work to be used as an investigatory tool, a process to think thoughts and locate them.
NICHOLAS W. WOOD 510 Lynda Lane Arlington, Texas 760l0 (817)277-9629; Office/Studio: (817)273-2891 Associate Professor of Art University of Texas at Arlington 1977 - present EDUCATION M F.A., 1977 Alfred University, Alfred, New York B.A., 1972 San Francisco State University, California GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS -Connemara Conservancy Foundation Artist Grant 1992. -National Endowmcnt for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Grant (Sculpture) 1981-82. -Individual Research Project Grant, University of Texas at Arlington 1981. SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1994 Installation - Sculpture, Paintcd Forms, and Wall Paintings - University Art Gallery, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos 1992 Installation - Sculpture & Wall Paintings - Visual Arts. Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas. 1989 "Thicket" - Center for Research in Contemporary Art Gallery, CRCA, University of Texas at Arlington. Drawing Installation, Sculpture and Related Drawings (Brochure). "Sculpture & Drawings" - University of Texas at Perrnian Basin, Odessa, Texas 1987 "Sculpture, Drawings, Prints" - Ida Green Gallery, Austin College, Sherman, Texas. 1986 "Sculpture and Drawings"- University of Houston at Clear Lake, Texas 1985 "Sculpture and Drawings"- East Texas State University Art Gallery, Commerce, Texas. 1984 "Recent Works - Sculpture and Drawings" University Art Gallery, University of Texas at Arlington "Recent Sculpture" - 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas. 1981 Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
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