Susan Wood

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“My primary studio practice is drawing. I have always been intrigued by its immediacy, the often very direct process of a mind and hand giving form to a perceived object/figure, an idea, a passing thought or emotion. I work with watercolour, pen and ink on mixed media collages that often include Japanese papers (washi), hand made paper as well as found bits of text and older drawings torn and recycled. I’m interested in the ephemeral, decay; change through time and the imagery I use can often be read as metaphorical,” (Susan Wood, www.susanwood.ca).

Susan Wood is a Halifax-based artist, who taught at NSCAD University  for over 20 years. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, and an MFA from the University of Calgary, Alberta. Her work is in many public and private collections, including: Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Ontario, Royal Bank of Canada, the Netherlands Bank, Toronto, Ontario, Petro Canada Resources, Husky Oil, Calgary, Alberta, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Department of External Affairs, Shaw Communications, Calgary, Alberta, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Susan Wood Catalogue

Remembering Susan Wood

Sep 13 2019 - Oct 16 2019


Apr 19 2018 - Apr 22 2018

Pre-Used Paper

Mar 9 2018 - Apr 4 2018

Papier 2017

Apr 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
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A defence for the traditional gallery model?

Published May 9 2018 by Deborah Carver, Director

For reasons not to do with art, I recently visited Vancouver and had a little time to go into several commercial galleries to browse. They range from huge and impressive manufacturing spaces outside the center of the city, to intimate downtown premises. It may have been because the weather was gorgeous; but they were very…

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In Memory of Susan Wood

Published Mar 6 2018 by

1953 (Saint John N.B.) – 2018 (Halifax N.S.)   With great sadness, we acknowledge the death, far too early, of a remarkable Canadian artist, educator and friend, Susan Wood. Already many have spoken about Susan – that she was positive, patient, wise, professional, beautiful. We will miss her frequent visits to Studio 21, always turned…

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Art inspired by the home, natural life

Published Sep 26 2014 by Elissa Barnard, Chronicle Herald

Home is where the art is for Joan Backes. Her sculptures at Studio 21 Fine Art are small iconic house shapes made out of wood, twigs cast in bronze or resin in primary colours, chewy like jelly candy. The house shape, like a child’s drawing, is a symbol that pulls at the heart strings. However,…

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