Alex J Wood
Born 1988. Lives and works in Kent and London
2012-13 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London – Merit
2012 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London
2011 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Greenwich, London
2007 Foundation Diploma (Distinction), West Kent College, UK
The Elizabeth Greenshields Award Recipient 2015
Winner of The Picton Art Prize
Shortlisted for The Henry Moore Plinth Prize June 2015
Penguin Books sculpture commission for Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road. (Link)
Shortlisted for The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award February 2015
Awarded The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Scholarship in 2013
The Pro Vice Chancellor, Chelsea Camberwell Wimbledon 2014 Alumni Bursary Award
2014 UAL Ambassador MA Prep Course Beijing, PRC and Research Residency
2014 Artist in Residence at Camberwell College of Art, London
April 2013 Artist in Residence at Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan
Shortlisted for Future Map 2013. Winner of Xhibit 2013
Shortlisted for The Clifford Chance Sculpture Award in 2013 & 2014
Dec 2016: New Art Projects at Pulse Miami Beach, Miami, USA, 1 – 4 December 2016 (Link)
Nov 2016‘Young Contemporary Talent’ curated by The Ingram Collection, Cello Factory, London
Nov 2016‘Inception’ curated by Tony Han, Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield St, London
Oct 2016‘Too Fast To Think’, Book launch & Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Supreme Court of the UK, London (Link)
April 2016 ‘96% Visible’, Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London
March 19 to May 14 ‘Alex J Wood LIFT OFF’ Project Room at New Art Projects, 6 Sheep Lane, London (Link)
January 14 to March 19 2016 ‘Alex J Wood: Lift Off!’ Solo exhibition at New Art Projects, 6 Sheep Lane, London (Link)
Dec 2015 ‘Not Just For Christmas’, Jonathan Ross Gallery, 286 Earls Court Road, London
Aug 2015 ‘Postcard’, Fold Gallery, London (In conjunction with ArtBox a charity benefiting people with learning disabilities (Link)
July 2015 ‘Art Journey’, Curated by ‘Art Partners’ and ‘Secret Art’, Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London
May 2015 ‘Historical Futures’, Apricot Gallery, 16 Heneage Street, London
April 2015 ‘Capsule’, The Embassy Tea Gallery, Union Street, London
Feb 2015 “I’ll show you mine…”, Chelsea Arts Club, 143 Old Church Street, London
Sep – Jan 2015 'Premiere', The Library Members Club, St Martins Lane, London.
Dec 2014 ‘Made in Arts London’, The Lethaby Gallery, London.
Nov 2014 ‘Stars on Canvas’, The Hub, Heddon Street (Supported the Willow Foundation Charity)
Nov 2014 ‘Springboard’, The Cookhouse, Chelsea college of Art, London.
Oct 2014 ‘Disinter’, The Crypt Gallery, London.
July 2014 ACAVA Open Studios, 49 Grange Walk, London
June 2014 Chelsea Salon at The Old Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham
June 2014 Sunday Salon with Slate Projects (Link)
May 2014 London Art Professionals Featuring Michael Petry.
March 2014 ‘Slinky Intervention’ on the Great Wall of China at Badaling, Beijing, PRC.
March 2014 ‘£WEATSHOP’, 55 Dalston Lane, London. (Link)
Nov 2013 ‘SITE’ CCW Alumni Exhibition, The Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, London
Nov 2013 ‘GIFTED’, CHART Gallery, 62 Old Church Street, London
Aug 2013 MA Fine Art Final Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design
April 2013 Down the Dori Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
April 2013 In Two Parts Interim Show Chelsea College of Art, London.
2013 XHIBIT 2013, Showroom, High Holborn, London.
2013 XHIBIT, Four Corners Gallery, London.
2012 ‘Stars on Canvas’, Maddox Arts, Mayfair, London. (Supported the Willow Foundation Charity)
2012 Curiously Connected, Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London
2012 ‘Applied Imagination’, 111 Great Litchfield Street (Formerly DRAF)
2012 Bermondsey Arts Festival, Delfina Gallery, 50 Bermondsey Street
2012 The Final, Final PG Dip Summer Show, Chelsea College of Art, London
2012 24 Hour Storm’, Morgue, Chelsea College of Art, London
2012 Lots of Lollys, Southwark Studios, London
2012 Chemical Compound, Chelsea College of Art, London
2012 The Round Chapel Salon, Round Chapel, Hackney, London
2012 ‘PG Diploma Interim Show’, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art
2012 Death Watch Beetle, The Morgue, Chelsea College of Art, London
2012 Pop Tarts, Chelsea College of Art, London
2012 Expanding Fields LIVE, London
2012 Oh Oh Oh!, Chelsea College of Art, London
2011 Beneath The Surface DegreeArt.com Gallery, London
2011 Hastings Pier & Laughing Policeman, The Panic Room, Tonbridge
2011 The Spa Gallery, Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.
2009 Site Specific Installation, Botanical Gardens in Avery Hill Park, London
2008 Inspirations, Maidstone Museum, Kent.
2008 Bentlif Art Prize 2008, Maidstone, Kent
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
22 May 2016 ‘Public Sculpture Unveilings: Alex J Wood And Frances Segelman Commissions Revealed’, ArtLyst. (Link)
01 May 2016 ‘An Actual Angel In Islington’, Tabish Khan, Art Critic, Londonist.com (Link)
28 April 2016 ‘STATE/f22’ Magazine Issue 21, Mike van Joel & Anna McNay, Feature page 11. (Link)
28 April 2016 ‘An angel rises in Islington as emerging star artist creates celestial public sculpture’. University of the Arts London News. (Link)
27 April 2016 ‘The Picton Art Prize 2015 – Winning Artist – Alex J Wood’ (Link)
25 February 2016 In conversation with Anna McNay, Deputy Editor of State/f22 Magazine.
11 Feb 2016 ‘Secret Agents And Protests: February’s Most Talked About Art Exhibitions’, Tabish Khan at the Londonist, (Link)
18 Jan 2016 ‘Alex J. Wood’s First Solo Exhibition Is A Blast’, ArtLyst, (Link)
15 Jan 2016 ‘Last night’s art show openings – Alex J Wood delights at New Art Projects’, Organ Art Magazine, (Link)
14 Jan 2016 ‘Lift Off!’ on Artsy – (Link)
Jan 2016 – Issue 19 STATE/f22 Magazine, ‘Featured Artist: Artists of Today’, Page 19, (Link)
6 Jan 2016 “Alex J Wood Explores Human Endeavour In First Solo Show” Artlyst, (Link)
8 Dec 2016 Wall Street International: Not Just For Christmas” (Link)
7 May 2015 Artlyst, “Historical Futures – The Temporality Of Materials” (Link)
1 May 2015 Aesthetica Online, ‘Antares Rocket Featured in Historical Futures’ (Link)
May 2015 Aesthetica Magazine, Page 146, “Historical Futures Exhibition”.
Feb 2015 MA Fine Art graduate wins Penguin Little Black Classics competition. Chelsea UAL Website. 27 Feb 2015. (Link)
Oct 2014 The 24th International Sculpture Conference, New Orleans, USA | Sally Tiffin Panel Speaker at Artist Residencies: Do They Benefit Sculptors? (Mentioned from 38:44) (Video Link)
Oct 2014 Disinter: Alex J Wood responds to World War One (Link)
August 2014 Edward Lucie Smith, “Our most promising new sculptor…” 27 August 2014.
April 2014 Chinese Views Photographic journal with hand drawn illustrations
January 2014 AN Magazine Review by D. Minton. (Link)
Nov 2013 SITE Exhibition Catalogue, Camberwell Press, London
Nov 2013 Featured Artist on ArtLyst.com email update and homepage. (Link)
September 2013 Avenir Magazine Review. (Link)
July 2013 JAWS Magazine, Summer Issue, “Resonation and Sound in Noh” (Link)
June 2013 Down The Dori. UAL Exhibition Catalogue
June 2013 Guardian UAL Website, “Why study an MA in fine art?”.
April 2013 Tokyo Two catalogue, in conjunction with UAL and Tokyo Wonder Site
April 2013 Featured in the print edition of ‘Art in England’ Magazine.
￼The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Collection, University of the Arts London Collection and various other Private Collections in Europe and the USA.
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