John Wood

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(617) 661-7628
jawood@alum.mit.edu
www.woodjohn.net

Biography
Wood's interests as a child were art and science. He chose science for a career, limiting his art in those years to a few evening courses. Upon retirement (2004) he shifted his energies to "the road not taken," and has worked since to establish a professional position in art, specifically by painting large canvasses in the realist tradition (see www.woodjohn.net). His contacts in the art world have come chiefly through the Cambridge Art Association and the Addison Art Gallery. He has sold or otherwise placed about half of the 71 paintings he has produced in his present incarnation, including several commissions. Two of his paintings hang at Harvard University.

Artist's Statement
The main elements of an art work are style and content. My paintings place an unusual emphasis on content, and on objectivity. I want them to say something; to make a statement; maybe to pose a question or contain a provocative ambiguity; to be interesting. Their settings run the gamut from city streets to obscure country locations. I like it when they contain people. My paintings are large enough to set the tone of a room. I want them to awaken the sounds, smells and textures of a particular volume of the world, and make the viewer feel its air and light. My earlier career as a scientist left its stamp on me in the form of the objectivity of my art.

Artist's Résumé
Education:
BS and PhD degrees in science
Art training at
   Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington DC
    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Massachusetts College of Art
    Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Artists' Professional Toolbox, 2010-11

Memberships:
Cambridge Art Association
Concord Art Association
Danforth Art
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Galleries:
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans (2008-10)

Juried and Invited Shows:
2017
"Art Blooms in Belmont," Belmont (Mass.) Gallery of Art

2016
"All Things Warm and Sunny," Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington (Mass.)
"Artists Choice," Cape Cod (Mass.) Art Association, Barnstable
"Feast," Gallery Seven, Maynard (Mass.)
"A Visual Feast," The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester

2015
"In Sight," Lunder Arts Center, Cambridge
"Celebrate," Belmont (Mass.) Gallery of Art
71st Members Prize Show, Cambridge (Mass.) Art Association
Guild of Boston Artists, Ann. Regional Juried Exhibit

2014-15
Four juried "Healing with Art" exhibits at Norris Cotton Cancer Centers in
Nashua, Lebanon, and Manchester N.H. hospitals

2014
Platinum, Cambridge (Mass.) Art Association
70th Members Prize Show, Cambridge (Mass.) Art Association
"All New England Open Juried Exhibit," Cape Cod (Mass.) Art Association, Barnstable
"Animals," Belmont (Mass.) Gallery of Art
"Year of Discovery-- Science, Technology, and ART," Cary Memorial Library, Lexington Mass.
"Community of Artists," Danforth Art, Framingham Mass.
"Pretty Ugly," Cambridge (Mass.) Art Association
New England Regional Exhibit, Marblehead Arts Association
"The Muse of Poe," Artworks!, New Bedford Mass.

2013
"All Cape Cod," Cape Cod (Mass.) Art Association, Barnstable
"Recycle," Cambridge (Mass.) Art Association
"Faces," Bedford (Mass.) Public Library
Red, Cambridge Art Association

2012
"Breath of Spring," Cape Cod (Mass.) Art Association, Barnstable
"Scratching the Surface," Cambridge (Mass.) Art Association
Members Juried I, Concord (Mass.) Art Association

2011
Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association
New England Invitational Show of the Rockport (Mass.) Art Association
Frances N. Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Association
Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association
Concord Art Association Members Juried I Show

2010
Cambridge Art Association Members Prize Show
“Darkness/Light,” Cambridge Art Association
“Food and Farming,” Nourish Restaurant, Lexington
Concord Art Association Members Juried I Show

2009
“Stratum,” Cambridge Art Association
“Blue,” Cambridge Art Association

2008
Cambridge Art Association Members Prize Show
“Interiors and Exteriors,” Cambridge Art Association

2007
“Red,” Cambridge Art Association
Cambridge Art Association Members Prize Show
“Paint the Town” Preview Show, Concord Art Association
“Spring,” Cambridge Art Association
“Cool,” Cambridge Art Association
Concord Art Association Members Juried I Show

2006
“Blue,” Cambridge Art Association
Cambridge Art Association Members Prize Show
Cape Cod Art Association, Annual New England Exhibition
“Paint the Town” Preview Show, Concord Art Association
“The Way We Live,” Cambridge Art Association
“Simple Gifts,” Cambridge Art Association
Members Juried I, Concord Art Association

2005
Cambridge Art Association Members Prize Show

Solo Exhibits:
"Where, When, and Why", Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
Cambridge, Mass.; February 1 - 28, 2013
Mass. Audubon Habitat Center, Belmont Mass., May 2 - May 30, 2010
Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.; July 2 -    August 31, 2008
Brookhaven at Lexington, 1010 Waltham Street, Lexington, Mass.; April 1 - May 30, 2008
Holzman Alumni Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.;    August 20 - December 3 2007
Wainwright Bank & Trust Company, 1 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, and the Cambridge    Art Association; April 3 - June 28 2007

Joint Exhibits:
"Echoes of Pop in the New Millenium", Cambridge Art Association Small Group Show, February
4 - March 1 2013
Exhibit with
Kate Gardner and Susan Spellman, Gallery Seven, Maynard, Massachusetts, Aug.
   21-Oct. 2 2010
Exhibit with Sean Palfrey at Adams House, Harvard University, Oct. 25-Nov. 1 2009
Exhibit with Piero Buscaglia and Sarah Leon at Harvard Neighbors, Quincy House, Harvard
   University, Nov. 10-Dec. 12 2008