Jonas Wood (*1977)
Contemporary American artist Jonas Wood (*1977) works with painting,
drawing and printmaking. Wood’s brightly coloured compositions often
consist of detailed still life and domestic scenes. His paintings are
influenced by his experimentation and work in other media –
particularly collage – and he skillfully layers flat forms to create a
sense of depth and perspective in his images.
The artist draws on art historical references as well as on the
interior settings, objects and people in his daily life. He was born
in Boston, and was deeply influenced by the art that surrounded him
during his childhood, as his grandfather possessed a significant
collection of works by artists such as Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder
and Andy Warhol.
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and art from Hobart
and William Smith Colleges, Wood received an MFA in painting and
drawing from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Jonas Wood’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found
in the collections of the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary
Art Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of
American Art, among other notable institutions. The artist lives and
works in Los Angeles, where he shares a studio with his wife, artist
and ceramicist Shio Kusaka.