Clare Woods’ paintings are derived from her photographs of undergrowth and vegetation, which are taken at night, often in desolate, contested or overlooked locations such as areas of scrub or deep woodland.
An understanding and experience of landscape is integral to Wood’s practice and although it is not always depicted literally and her work extends to explore aspects of still life and representation of the human head.
Clare Woods lives and works in Herefordshire. She completed an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College, London in 1999, after a BA in Fine Art at Bath College of Art, Bath, in 1994.
Recent solo exhibitions include A Rock, A Tree, A Cloud, Oriel Davies, Wales (2014); The Dark Matter, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (2012); The Unquiet Head, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield (2011); and Deaf Man’s House, The Chisenhale Gallery, London (2006)
Recent group exhibitions include Eve Rothschild/Clare Woods, New works, The New Art Centre, Salisbury (2013); Creates Aber Communities, Arken Museum, Denmark (2013); The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall (2010); Topographies, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, USA (2009); Carpenter’s Curve & Brick Field, Permanent Commission for London 2012 Olympic Park