Discipline: Visual Art

Brian Wood

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1998

Brian Wood is an American artist working in New York. His paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, films, and books are exhibited internationally. Wood is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, National Gallery of Art in DC, Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Museum of Modern Art in Prague, National Gallery of Canada, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Asheville Art Museum, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, and many others.

Wood has had 50 solo exhibitions in international galleries and museums and has exhibited in 210 group shows including at the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Walker Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, LA County Museum of Art, Museum of American Art in DC, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Seibu Museum in Tokyo, Documenta in Kassel, Germany, American Academy of Arts & Letters in NYC, and many others.

Brian Wood's awards include the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, numerous Canada Council Grants including the Established Artist “A” Grant, and the 2020 American Academy of Arts & Letters Purchase Award. Wood was a 2019 Rome Prize finalist.



Brian Wood worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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