Christopher T. Wood


Contact Information

cwooddraw@gmail.com

Phone: 312-523-9242

http://www.christophertwood.com/

www.daydrawing.com

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Drawing / Mixed Media

Artist's Statement

Through my studio practice I collaborate with forces of nature, embrace chance events, and take in narratives of human oversight to look at the space of our existence. I study what happens when forces of human will collide with the universe’s tendency toward randomness, disorder and decay. Interests that flavor recent activities include ‘Pataphysics, Zen Buddhism, Art Conservation, and Hyperobjects.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Daydrawings, James Oliver Gallery (September, three-person), Philadelphia, PA

Drawings, House Gallery 1816, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Daydrawings, Arch Street Asylum, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Iceland Landscape Drawings, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ

2010
Drawings From the Metamorphosis Series, Morton College art gallery, Cicero, IL

2009
Recomposition, Antena - gallery project space, Chicago, IL

2005
Banking On Reincarnation, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2002
15 New Paintings and Drawings, Emma’s, Pittsburgh, PA

Two-person
2005
But Ships Are Fallible I Say, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Three-person
2017
Daydrawings, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Fall In ..., EXP Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group
2017
Tone of Intention, InLiquid at Lacey & Phillips Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Art In The Open, curated public art event, presentation of Camera Obscura as Waxwood, Philadelphia, PA

Eraserhood Forever, PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

Circus, Thomson Leclaire Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Ellipsis 2, Thomson Leclaire Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Privacy Made Public, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA
Invitational

Members Salon Exhibition, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

The Few, The Proud, The Brave, The Artists of the Loom, Pterodactyl Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Curated Home: Art, Furnishings and Designed Objects, 503 Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational
Curator: Michael Garden

pARTy (four-person exhibition), Moving Arts of Mt Airy, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Horror, Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Triangulation, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Invitational

10 x 10, Artworks, Trenton, NJ

2011
Island - 22 artists on Iceland, Cave Gallery, Detroit, MI and University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Invitational

Hreyfanlegir Hlutir, Kyrrstæðir Hlutir / Things That Move, Things That Stay Still, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

US (collaborative drawing with the Co-Prosperity School), Ben Russell, Chicago, IL

Reclaim Art: Benefit exhibition for Howard Brown Health Center, 4E Gallery, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

Immaculate Conglomeration (four-person show), Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Mar(t)ch Madness: Benefit art event for Howard Brown Health Center, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL

2010
What a Famine Plenty Can Disguise (five-person show), The Nicole Villeneuve Gallery, Chicago, IL

Faculty Show 2010, Gallery 350, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

Seeing The Land, DeHaan Fine Arts Center, show, University of Indianapolis, IN
Juried Exhibition

S.O.S., Bridgeport Art Center, Group show, Chicago, IL
Benefit for oil spill victims

Within the Body, Homenaje a mi dios - a love story from Diva to Mundane: Group exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2009
Regional College & University Art Faculty Exhibition, Visuals Arts Gallery, Governors State University, IL

Perspectives - Illinois Institute of Art Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 350, Chicago, IL

2007
101 Paintings, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

Chicago Underground, EXP Gallery, Chicago, IL

EMU Faculty Collects, Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2006
Made In Pilsen, Prospectus Gallery, Chicago, IL

Alumni Art Exhibition, Art Street, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

EXP Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
MFA Exhibition, NIU Art Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL
Honorable Mention

Graduate Group Exhibition, Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2004
Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators Group Show: Myth, Legend & Folklore (traveling exhibition), Art Institute of Pittsburgh Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Associated Artists of Butler County, Butler, PA; Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Ars Nova Annual Juried Exhibition, Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL
Juror: Joe Siegenthaler

Cold!, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Graduate Group Exhibition, Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2003
Inaugural exhibition, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cranberry Council For The Arts, Cranberry, PA
Juror’s Award

Westmoreland Art Nationals, Latrobe, PA
Juried Exhibition

Ars Nova Juried Student Exhibition, Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Juror: Ed Paschke

Graduate Group Exhibition, Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Juror: Aron Packer

2002
Three Rivers Arts Festival 43rd National Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators Group Show, World West Gallery, Washington, PA

2001
Barbie Blast, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2017
Lieberan, Michael, “Christopher Wood’s Haunting Visual Haikus at House Gallery,” Artblog, May 14, 2017

2016
Fresh Paint Magazine: International Independent Bimonthly Art Magazine, Blog feature

2014
“Island Entrance,” Sound work published by HAZE Netlabel in Sound Interpretation: Reykjavik

2013
“Men of Action,” Drawings Published in Nova Organa: Vol. 3

2011
“Metamorphosis,” Drawings Published in Studio Visit Magazine: Vol. 14

2010
Kronika, Jessica, “Chicago Fine Artists’ Perspectives From Diva to Mundane,” Chicago Fine Arts Examiner, March 2010

Professional Experience

2005 - present
Artist, Christopher T Wood, Independent Studio, Chicago, Princeton, Philadelphia

2015 - present
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Waxwood (Design Detective Agency), Philadelphia, PA

2015
Adjunct Instructor, Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2013 - 2015
Housing and Framing Technician, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

2012 - 2013
Digital Imaging Technician, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Instructor, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

2008 - 2011
Part-Time Instructor, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

2005 - 2008
Adjunct Instructor, Westwood College, Woodridge, IL

2002 - 2005
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor of record, Northern Illinois University, School of Art, DeKalb, IL

2000, 2002
Mattress Factory Museum, volunteer - greeter, gallery attendant, special events help, publicity, etc.,
Pittsburgh, PA

Affiliations

2017
Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2014 - present
InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

2014 - 2015
Art/Assembly, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Co-Prosperity School, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2006 - present
Ever-So-Secret Order of the Lamprey, Chicago, IL

Awards and Honors

2017
Fellowship Finalist at Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Juried winner, DRAWING Category, 7th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase competition

InLiquid/Blick Micro-Grant, In support of Daydrawing exhibition

2014 - 2016
Artist in Residence at Wye Mills Artist Residency, Wye Mills, MD

2011
Artist in Residence at SÍM (The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists), Reykjavik, Iceland

2010
Juror’s Award for drawing in Seeing The Land, DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, IN

2008
Audio work curated into Reverie, Radio show played on Neighborhood Public Radio for Whitney Biennial, New York, NY

2005
Honorable Mention, MFA Group Exhibition, NIU Art Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004
Artist in Residence at Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare Ireland

Exhibitions Curated

2006
Silent Art Auction, PERRO benefit (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization), Decima Musa, Chicago, IL

2004
Graduate Group Exhibition, Co-curator, Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Performance

2013
Goo Goo Gaa Gaa: Yield Great Eels, Played role of “Great” in short film by Princeton University graduate architecture students, Princeton, NJ

2011
Light of My Life, Lead role in short film by UIC architecture students, Chicago, IL

2008
Ever-So-Secret Order of the Lamprey, Version Fest 08 NFO Expo at Viaduct Theater, Chicago, IL

2007
Random Seating, a lead role in short film, partially scripted, partially improvised, Chicago, IL

Ever-So-Secret Order of the Lamprey, Version Fest 07 NFO Expo at Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

2003
Water, simultaneous public performances about water by NIU performance artists, DeKalb, IL

Peace, a roaming six person political performance, Chicago, IL

Visitations, Lectures And Talks

2017
Visiting Critic: 5th year Architecture Studio of Prof. Trudy Watt, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

2016
On Daydrawing: Sabin Design Lab, School of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Daydrawing: Public demonstration at Blick Art Materials, sponsored by InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

2015
On Humans: The Nicola Midnight St. Claire Open Crit Series. Art/Assembly, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Visiting Critic: Glass Studio final of Prof. Alex Rosenberg, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
"Iceland Landscape Drawings," Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ

2011
Co-Prosperity School: Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

Publications

2013
Nova Organa: Vol. 3, Princeton University School of Architecture, Fall 2013

2011
Studio Visit Magazine: Vol. 14, Open studio Press, Boston, MA

Education

2005
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
MFA, Painting

2001
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
BFA, Visual Communication Design, Concentration in Illustration