Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art, Visual Art – sculpture

Sherri Lynn Wood

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art, Visual Art – sculpture
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2006, 2007

Sherri Lynn Wood is a two-time MacDowell Fellow, the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and numerous artist residencies, including The Headlands Center for the Arts and Recology San Francisco, where she undertook the task of presenting a body of work made completely from materials scavenged from the city dump. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Bard College and in Theological Studies from Emory University. She has been improvising quilts as a creative life practice for 30 years. Her best selling publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams, 2015) with over 28,000 copies in circulation, provides scores for flexible patterns and creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and intuitive color.


New Hampshire

Sherri Lynn Wood worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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