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Chris Wood

Chris Wood


Chris Wood is a renowned artist known for her exceptional talent in glass sculpture, having redirected her focus from furniture design after studying at Middlesex University and honing her expertise in manipulating light and space during her tenure at the Royal College of Art where she tackled large-scale architectural projects dealing with light and space.

Wood uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpses of moments in the natural world. Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed. The artist often uses a material called dichroic (meaning “two color”) glass, which was developed by NASA in the 1950s. Dichroic glass has a special optical coating meant to reflect certain wavelengths of light while letting others through.

Wood's art can be found in various private collections and the Shanghai Museum of Glass, in addition to producing commissioned works such as those for Fendi Fashion House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Premier Inn Hotel, and a luxurious Scandinavian cruise ship.

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Chris Wood, born in 1954 in Newcastle, is a luminary artist whose mastery in glass sculpture is a testament to her exceptional talent. After studying furniture design at Middlesex University in London, Wood redirected her focus towards glass, and embarked on a remarkable artistic journey at the Royal College of Art. Her tenure at the institution saw her tackle large-scale architectural projects, where she honed her expertise in manipulating light and space.

At the heart of Chris Wood's artistic expression lies a profound exploration of reflection, both in the material and phenomenological sense. The artworks featured represent a significant culmination of Wood's longstanding fascination with the concept of reflection. From small to large-scale creations, her pieces, characterized by the masterful use of glass and smooth surfaces, serve as immersive environments for the perpetual creation and contemplation of a new kind of abstract image.

Wood uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpses of moments in the natural world.  Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed. The artist often uses a material called dichroic (meaning “two color”) glass, which was developed by NASA in the 1950s. Dichroic glass features an optical coating that reflects certain wavelengths of light while allowing others to pass through, contributing to mesmerizing kinetic patterns within her wall sculptures. The dichroic glass becomes a conduit through which Wood explores the dual role of glass as both a conceptual image and a tangible substance.

Chris Wood has captured the attention of a global audience, with her works being showcased in important private collections and prestigeous institutions, such as the Shanghai Museum of Glass. She provides a distinctive perspective that invites art collectors into an unparalleled realm, showcasing the profound beauty of the natural world as envisioned by this visionary artist. This extraordinary talent is exemplified through Wood's prestigious commissioned works, which include captivating pieces for illustrious entities such as Fendi Fashion House, the esteemed Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Premier Inn Hotel, and a luxurious Scandinavian cruise ship. These noteworthy collaborations underscore Wood's ability to seamlessly weave her artistic brilliance into diverse settings, elevating spaces with an enchanting fusion of nature-inspired aesthetics and unparalleled craftsmanship. 

Chris Wood, born in 1954 in Newcastle, is a luminary artist whose mastery in glass sculpture is a testament to her exceptional talent. After studying furniture design at Middlesex University in London, Wood redirected her focus towards glass, and embarked on a remarkable artistic journey at the Royal College of Art. Her tenure at the institution saw her tackle large-scale architectural projects, where she honed her expertise in manipulating light and space.

At the heart of Chris Wood's artistic expression lies a profound exploration of reflection, both in the material and phenomenological sense. The artworks featured represent a significant culmination of Wood's longstanding fascination with the concept of reflection. From small to large-scale creations, her pieces, characterized by the masterful use of glass and smooth surfaces, serve as immersive environments for the perpetual creation and contemplation of a new kind of abstract image.

Wood uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpses of moments in the natural world.  Her sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed. The artist often uses a material called dichroic (meaning “two color”) glass, which was developed by NASA in the 1950s. Dichroic glass features an optical coating that reflects certain wavelengths of light while allowing others to pass through, contributing to mesmerizing kinetic patterns within her wall sculptures. The dichroic glass becomes a conduit through which Wood explores the dual role of glass as both a conceptual image and a tangible substance.

Chris Wood has captured the attention of a global audience, with her works being showcased in important private collections and prestigeous institutions, such as the Shanghai Museum of Glass. She provides a distinctive perspective that invites art collectors into an unparalleled realm, showcasing the profound beauty of the natural world as envisioned by this visionary artist. This extraordinary talent is exemplified through Wood's prestigious commissioned works, which include captivating pieces for illustrious entities such as Fendi Fashion House, the esteemed Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Premier Inn Hotel, and a luxurious Scandinavian cruise ship. These noteworthy collaborations underscore Wood's ability to seamlessly weave her artistic brilliance into diverse settings, elevating spaces with an enchanting fusion of nature-inspired aesthetics and unparalleled craftsmanship. 

EXHIBITIONS
2021-23 Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Whitewall Contemporary, Delray Beach, FL
2018 Hafez Gallery, Abu Dhabi
B L E U, Delray Beach, FL
Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Eternity Gallery, Miami, FL
Hafez Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Whitewall Contemporary, Delray Beach, FL
Mixed Summer Exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
2017 Christmas Cracker, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
Shadows and Light, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
Mixed Summer Exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
2016 Christmas Cracker, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
2015 Christmas Cracker, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
Own Art, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
Mixed Exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
2014 Christmas Cracker, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
20 Years of Byard Art, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK