About Ana Wood

   Ana Wood is an emerging Newmarket-based visual artist, a 2013 graduate of OCAD University with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. Through her work she is pursuing connecting people back to nature and culture. The themes in her work are derived from her previous works of bringing forth ties to being a Guatemalan born immigrant living in Canada. 

​"There was something truly cathartic about stripping images down to their simplest forms and then building them back up again; collage was the perfect metaphor for what I was also doing with my life [...] So I had fully realized that collage was the medium in which I need to work [...] a highly personal form of expression, one that felt innately natural to me. It was the perfect representation of me on a page: both raw and refined" (Klanten 1)

   Other works in Wood's practice involve landscapes, collage and abstract works. As well as playing with the visual effects and juxtaposition of natural forms with geometrics and the tendencies for art and craft to be evaluated differently, in her work she merges them to distort the lines of these separate representations.

Quote:

Klanten Robert, Hendrick Hellige, and Gallagher Jame. Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage. Berlin:

        Destalten, 2001. Print.

 

 

 

CV:

Group Exhibitions:

2019

  • Purple Turtle Art Festival. The Briars Meadow. Jackson's Point, Ontario.

  • Heintzman House Spring At Show and Sale. Heintzman House. Thornhill, Ontario.

2018

  • Newmarket Studio Tour. TBA.

  • Purple Turtle Art Festival. The Briars Meadow. Jackson's Point, Ontario.

  • Heintzman House Spring At Show and Sale. Heintzman House. Thornhill, Ontario.

2017

  • Newmarket Studio Tour. Cachet Restaurant and Bar. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • Bradford Studio Tour. Bradford Arts Centre. Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario

  • Purple Turtle Art Festival. The Briars Meadow. Jackson's Point, Ontario.

  • Fairy Lake Artisans Festival. Fairy Lake. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • Heintzman House Spring Art Show and Sale. Heintzman House. Thornhill, Ontario.

  • CUSP, RAW: Toronto. MOD Club. Toronto, Ontario.

  • Covernotes. Newmarket, Ontario

  • Artpreneur Expo. Old Town Hall. Newmarket, Ontario.

2016

  • Special O, Artisans & Craft Show. Aurora Cultural Centre. Aurora, Ontario

  • Richmond Hill Studio Tour. 106 Houseman Crescent, Richmond Hill.

  • Bradford Studio Tour. Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library. Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario.

  • Purpe Turtle Art Festival. The Briars Meadow. Jackson's Point, Ontario.

  • Fairy Lake Artisans Festival. Fairy Lake. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • Rites of Summer. The Patrick House Art Studio and Gallery. Aurora, Ontario.

  • SPRING 2 LIFE Arts & Craft show. Bradford and District Community Centre. Bradford, Ontario.

  • 2016 Valentine Marketplace. Pickering Recreation Complex. Pickering, Ontario

2015

  • Artisan O, Artisan & Craft Show. Aurora Cultural Centre. Aurora, Ontario.

  • Vaghan of a Kind Art and Craft Show. Vellore Village Community Centre. Woodbridge, Ontario.

  • Newmarket Studio Tour. Botsford Street. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • Artist Village. Newmarket Jazz Festival. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • Around the World Multicultural Event. Newmarket Riverwalk Commons. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • Staff Art. Covernotes. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • A New Beginning. The Hartman Gallery. Stouffville, Ontario.  

2014

  • Doane House Hopspice Craft & Gift Show. Newmarket Community Centre. Newmarket, Ontario. 

  • Newmarket Studio Tour. Invisible City. Newmarket, Ontario.

  • Artist Village. Newmarket Jazz Festival. Newmarket, Ontario.

2013

  • Young Collectors. Project Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

  • G1313 Members Fundraiser. Gallery1313. Toronto, Ontario.

  • Abstract Implications 3. Gallery1313/Project Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

  • Emerging Artist Showcase 1. Gallery Artist Showcase, Gallery 1313. Toronto, Ontario.

  • By The Pound 4. Goodfellas Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

  • Spring Fling. Project Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

  • 98th annual Graduate Exhibition. OCAD University. Toronto, Ontario.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2016

  • Covernotes. Newmarket, Ontario.

2014

  • Covernotes. Newmarket, Ontario.

 

Education:

Artrepreneur Certificate, York Region Art Council. NewMakeIt. Newmarket, Ontario.  

Digital Arts Certificate, George Brown College. Toronto, Ontario.

BFA, OCAD University. Toronto, Ontario.

© 2013 Ana Wood

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