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Alex J Wood (b. 1988, UK) Lives and works in London and Kent


EDUCATION

2013 MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art, London
2012 Postgraduate Diploma Chelsea College of Art, London
2011 BA (Hons) Fine Art University of Greenwich, London


PRIZES, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES 
Arts Council England 2021 ‘Project Grant’ Recipient “Pushing Sculptural Boundaries with Bronze”

Selected Winner of The Royal Society of British Artists ‘Rome Scholarship’ Spring 2022 at Sala Uno

The De Laszlo Foundation Grant, November 2020
Arts Council England ‘COVID-19 Support Grant' 2020 Recipient 
Arts Council England 'Developing Your Creative Practice' 2019 Recipient 

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Canada Grant recipient in 2018, 2017 and 2015
Semi-finalist in The ‘Rome Scholarship’ 2019 Exhibition at The Royal Over-Seas League, London.

Shortlisted for The Zealous Emerge Art Prize 2018 

Selection panel adviser for University of the Arts London ‘Made in Arts’ programme June 2018
Selected artist in August 2017, International Artists Symposium, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany
Winner of The Picton Art Prize 2015
Shortlisted for The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award in February 2015
Visiting lecturer UAL MA Preparation Course in Beijing, March 2014 and resident artist.
2014 Penguin Books Commission to create a sculpture for Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London
2014 Foundry Fellow at Camberwell College of Arts London.
Awarded ‘The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Scholarship’ in 2013.
Resident artist at Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan in 2013.
Shortlisted for The Clifford Chance Sculpture Award in 2014 & 2013.

Winner of XHIBIT in 2013.

COLLECTIONS

The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Collection USA, University of the Arts London Collection, The Collection of The Municipality of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, The Groucho Club Collection and various other collections worldwide.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Forthcoming The RSBA Rome Scholarship Exhibition, London in 2022.


Forthcoming The RSBA Rome Scholarship Exhibition, Sala Uno, Rome in 2022.


2021 The Peckham Art Fair, Peckham, London 
(August)

2021 Chelsea Arts Club, Old Church street, London (June)
2021 The Royal Society of British Artists Show, Mall Galleries, London (April)


2020 ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London and Online Virtual Exhibition (December)


2020 Mayfair Art Weekend, ‘Blown Away’ Film screening at The May Fair Hotel, London (October)
2020 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 
(September)

2020 Christies, London, 8 King Street. Work sold supporting Terrence Higgins Trust (March)
2020 Superfine Solo Show, Los Angeles, USA. (February)


2020 Royal Society of British Artists 303rd Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (February)

2019 Kunstmesse Leipzig, Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig, Germany (November)


2019 Volksbank ‘Kult(o)urnacht’, ‘Rising Stars’ Exhibition in Speyer, Germany June - Sep) 


2019 Rising Stars 2019 Rome Scholarship Exhibition at The Royal Over-Seas League, Mayfair 
(June)

2019 The Royal West of England Academy ‘Sculpture Open’, Bristol, England (March - June)
2018 ‘Paper Cuts’, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY (November)
2018 ‘Look Away’, Centre Space Gallery, 6 Leonard Ln, Bristol BS1 1EA (November)
2018 Makers Mark, No Format Gallery, , London. Curated by Daniel Huckfield (July)
2018 Open Studios, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London (June)
2018 Space Odyssey, The Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, London 
(June)

2017 "I'll show you more...", Chelsea Art Club, 143 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London (December)
2017 McGings Open, Westport Arts Festival, County Mayo, Ireland (November)
2017 ‘Best Of’ Exhibition at Villa Böhm, Neustadt, Germany curated by Ralph Gelbert (September)
2017 ‘The 4th International Artists Symposium Exhibition’, Villa Böhm, Neustadt, Germany (August)
2017 ‘Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017’, Royal West of England Academy Bristol. Curated by Christiana Payne, Stephen Jacobson RWA and Gemma Brace. (June to Septmeber)
2017 ‘That Blitz Mentality’, Wall Space, 607 N. La Brea, Los Angeles USA. (April)
2016 Pulse Miami Beach with New Art Projects (Booth S-204), Miami, USA. (December)
2016 ‘Young Contemporary Talent’ curated by The Ingram Collection. Cello Factory, London (November)
2016 ‘Stars on Canvas’, Regent Street, London (Supported Willow Foundation Charity) (November)
2016 ‘Inception’ curated by Tony Han, Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield St, London (November)
2016 ‘Too Fast To Think’, Solo Exhibition, Supreme Court of the UK, London (October)
2016 ’96% Visible’, Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London (April)
2016  ‘Alex J Wood: Lift Off!’ Solo exhibition at New Art Projects, 6 Sheep Lane, London (January to May)
2015 ‘Not Just For Christmas’, Jonathan Ross Gallery, 286 Earls Court Road, London (December)
2015 ‘Postcard’, Fold Gallery, London (ArtBox charity) (August)

2015 ’Art Journey’, Curated by the ‘Art Partners’, Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London (July)
2015 ‘Historical Futures’, Apricot Gallery, 16 Heneage Street, London (May)
2015 ‘Capsule’, The Embassy Tea Gallery, Union Street, London (April)
2015 “I’ll show you mine…”, Chelsea Arts Club, 143 Old Church Street, London (February)
2015 Premiere, Library Members Club, 112 St Martins Lane, London. (September to December)
2014 ‘Made in Arts London’, The Lethaby Gallery, London (December)
2014 ‘Stars on Canvas’, The Hub, Heddon St. (Supported Willow Foundation Charity) (November)
2014 Springboard, The Cookhouse, Chelsea college of Art, London (November)
2014 ‘DISINTER’, The Crypt Gallery, London (October)
2014 ‘Home Bodies’, Balfron Tower, London (September)
2014 Salon at The Old Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham (June)
2014 Slate Projects Salon, Cromwell Road, London (June)
2014 London Art Professionals with Michael Petry, Candid Arts Trust 
(May)

2014 'Slinky Intervention' on the Great Wall of China at Badaling, China (April)

2014 £WEATSHOP, 55 Dalston Lane, London (April)

2013 SITE CCW Alumni Exhibition, The Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, London (November)


2013 GIFTED, CHART Gallery, 62 Old Church Street, London 
(November)

2013 MA Fine Art Final Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design (September)


2013 XHIBIT, Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green, London (May)

2013 ‘Down the Dori’, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan 
(April)

2013 ‘Cataclysm’, The Bear, Camberwell New Road, London (March)

2012 Curiously Connected, Coningsby Gallery, London
 (November)

2012 Applied Imagination, 111 Great Titchfield Street, London (September)
2012 Chemical Compound, Delfina Gallery, 50 Bermondsey Street, London (September)
2012 The Round Chapel Salon, Round Chapel, Hackney, London


2011 ‘Beneath The Surface’ DegreeArt.com Gallery, Vyner Street, London 



PRESS


July 2019 ‘The Object of Art’ TV Programme, Directed by Melissa Aston-Munslow. 



16 Aug 2017 SWR Aktuell TV, News Report & Ron TV - Künstlersymposium (Link)


12 Aug 2017 Die Rheinpfalz Newspaper, Germany, ‘Celestial works land in the Pfalz’ 


28 Jun 2017 Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017, Catalogue by Christiana Payne. Sansom and Co. ISBN 1911408135
22 May 2016 'Public Sculpture Unveilings: Alex J Wood & Frances Segelman', ArtLyst. (Link)


01 May 2016 'An Actual Angel In Islington', Tabish Khan, Art Critic, Londonist.com (Link)


28 April 2016 'STATE/f22' 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)


11 Feb 2016 ‘Secret Agents: February’s Most Talked About….’, Tabish Khan, Londonist, (Link)
18 Jan 2016 ‘Alex J. Wood’s First Solo Exhibition Is A Blast’, ArtLyst, (Link)
15 Jan 2016 ‘Last night’s openings, Alex Wood delights’, NAP, Organ Art Magazine (Link)
01 Jan 2016 Issue 19 STATE/f22 Magazine, ‘Featured Artist: Artists of Today’, (Link)
06 Jan 2016 “Alex J Wood Explores Human Endeavour In Solo Show” Artlyst, (Link)
08 Dec 2016 Wall Street International: Not Just For Christmas” (Link)


07 May 2015 Artlyst, “Historical Futures - The Temporality Of Materials” (Link)


01 May 2015 Aesthetica Online, ‘Antares Rocket Featured in Historical Futures’ (Link)


01 May 2015 Aesthetica Magazine, Page 146, “Historical Futures Exhibition”.


28 Apr 2015 “Artists Who Share A Common Fascination With Craftsmanship” (Link)


01 Oct 2014 The 24th International Sculpture Conference, New Orleans, USA |  Sally Tiffin Panel Speaker at Artist Residencies: Do They Benefit Sculptors? (38:44 - Link)


01 Oct 2014 Disinter: Alex J Wood responds to World War One


August 2014 Edward Lucie Smith, “Our most promising new sculptor…” LinkedIn

27 Aug 14 
April 2014 Chinese Views Photographic journal with hand drawn illustrations, UAL London


Jan 2014 AN Magazine Review by D. Minton. (Link)