Nicola Woods Artist Biography 2012
I am a visual artist working primarily in photography. Born
in Sheffield, UK, I received a BFA (Hons) from the University of Manitoba and
an MFA from Johnson State College, Vermont (2002). I have received several
awards and grants including the Graduate Studio Arts Award from Johnson State
College and a Residency Support Grant from the Vermont Studio Centre.
I have participated in various solo and group exhibitions in
Canada and the USA. I was an
artist in residence at Can Serrat, Centro de Actividades Artisicas El Bruc,.
Group exhibits include “Illuminating Developments: Images, Objects and the Use
of Light" at the Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, NY, "Do Hands Make Us Human? at Hang
Man gallery Toronto, and Photo-Op
at the John B. Aird Gallery. In 2009 I exhibited a site-specific installation
titled “Trains and Boats and Planes” at ‘Roadside Attractions' 911 Davenport
Road. And more recently my work was included in the 2011 “Head of Orpheus”
issue of POIESIS: A Journal of the Arts and Communication.
I am currently investigating the connections between
trees, the human body and the pineal gland for a new body of work.