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Artist Statement       Bio

Susan Wood was born in Saint John, N.B. and grew up in Amherst, N.S. She attended Mount Allison University (BFA 1976), participated in the Banff Winter Studio Program (1976-1977) and received an MFA from The University of Calgary (1981). She lived in St. John’s, Newfoundland (1983-1989) where she was a founding member of the Eastern Edge Gallery, taught at MUN Extension Arts and continued her studio practice. Wood moved to Halifax in 1989 and has been teaching at NSCAD University since 1990. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions across Canada and in Finland, Germany, Scotland and Iceland, and has also held a number of solo shows including her nationally touring Devil’s Purse, Dress Drawings and Taxonomies. She is a member of the RCA and is the recipient of grant awards from the Canada Council, the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and the Nova Scotia Arts Council. Her work is represented in private, corporate and public collections across Canada, UK and in the USA. She lives in Halifax, NS. Earth Skins: Three Decades of Drawings by Susan Wood ,curated by Susan Gibson-Garvey was held at MSVU Art Gallery from 21 August through 2 October 2011.