Jonas Wood
Jonas Wood
Jonas Wood
Jonas Wood
Jonas Wood
Jonas Wood’s practice encompasses multiple genres through piecing together and layering a collage of personal memories and experiences, sports, places, people, heroes, and art objects. Wood’s process begins with collecting source material, much of which consists of personal photographs and drawings. Starting with abstract blocks of colors on canvas, Wood continues to layer forms, and patterns of intricate detail, flattening both the figure and the spatial environment. His vibrant and layered compositions are reminiscent of artists like David Hockney and Henri Matisse. Wood’s Facetime Doodle series is inspired by drawings made by his children. The doodles range from personal to everyday objects and iconography. Wood received his BA in psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects include Still Life with Two Owls (MOCA), a monumental picture covering the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016 – 2018); Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka at Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, the Netherlands (2017-2018); Prints, Gagosian Gallery, New York (2018); Interiors and Landscapes, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Notepads, Holograms and Books (two-person exhibition with Ed Ruscha), Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco (2017); Portraits, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2016); Clippings, Lever House, New York (2013); and Hammer Projects: Jonas Wood, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010). Wood’s work is included in public collections such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others. Wood was born in Boston and lives and works in Los Angeles.

Jonas is working with RxArt to create privacy curtains for Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. In 2013, RxArt created an exclusive Jonas Wood 30×40 silkscreen print, entitled Clipping. The artist’s work is also featured in RxArt Coloring Book Between the Lines, Vol. 5.